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Employee and Retiree Service Center → Retirees → Benefits → 2016 Open Enrollment

Retiree Benefits Open Enrollment:
October 9–November 3, 2017 

2018 Retiree Benefits Open Enrollment is coming soon! Open Enrollment is your chance to review your benefit options and make changes to your current plans. Any changes you make during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2018. Open Enrollment also is a chance for you to attest to whether or not you and/or your spouse will be tobacco free throughout 2017, if you are required to do so.

This fall's Open Enrollment will begin Monday, October 9, and will end Friday, November 3. You will receive the 2018 Retiree Benefit Summary in the mail at your home address. You also will receive a new booklet—the 2018 Retiree Benefit Rate Schedules, which detail the monthly cost of benefits at each cost sharing arrangement while factoring in Wellness Initiatives credits or charges.* The Retiree Benefit Summary will explain available benefit options, detail the process to make changes to your benefits, and include the benefit enrollment form. As Open Enrollment approaches, that information will also be available on this web page.

Changes to Retiree Benefits for 2018 

Available Medical Plans—MCPS no longer will offer Cigna medical plans or any closed Point-of-Service (POS) plan. Read Changes to Benefits Offered by MCPS and these frequently asked questions for details.

Tobacco-use attestation for covered spousesDuring Open Enrollment, MCPS retirees—whether Medicare-eligible or not—will need to attest to their spouses’ tobacco use status in 2017, if their spouses are covered by an MCPS-provided medical plan AND are ineligible for Medicare. To attest, visit the Employee and Retiree Service Center's website during Open Enrollment and click on Tobacco attestation, which you will find under Retirees/Most Requested. Complete and submit the online form.

Open Enrollment Benefit Fairs

You will have the chance to learn about benefits options and speak with representatives from the Employee and Retiree Service Center and health plans during four benefit fairs:

Date/Time Locations

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
3:00–5:30 p.m.

Sherwood High School
Cafeteria
300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
3:00–5:30 p.m.

John F. Kennedy High School
Cafeteria
1901 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Friday, October 20, 2017
3:00–5:30 p.m.

Carver Educational Services Center
Auditorium
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
3:00–5:30 p.m.

Northwest High School
Cafeteria
13501 Richter Farm Road
Germantown, MD 20874

Monday, October 30, 2017
3:00–5:30 p.m.

Carver Educational Services Center
Auditorium
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

 

*Base benefit rates are the rates a retiree will pay for MCPS-provided health benefits if non-Medicare-eligible retirees/dependents were tobacco free throughout 2017 and did not participate in the Wellness Initiatives program (i.e., did not complete a health risk assessment or a biometric health screening by the yearly deadline).

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