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Retiree Benefits Open Enrollment

2015 Retiree Benefits Open Enrollment:
September 29-October 31, 2014

2015 Retiree Benefits Open Enrollment began Monday, September 29, 2014, and will end Friday, October 31, 2014. Open Enrollment is your chance to make changes to your benefits or, in certain cases, to enroll in benefits you have previously dropped. All changes must be submitted by the October 31 deadline. If you do not wish to make any changes to your benefits, no action is required. In addition to the information and links on this web page, each retiree will receive a 2015 Retiree Benefit Summary at his or her home address.

The following are changes to retiree benefits for 2015:

  • The MCPS CVS Caremark prescription plan will change to a Part D prescription plan for Medicare-eligible retirees and dependents. You do not need to take any action if you and/or your dependents are Medicare-eligible and enrolled in the CVS Caremark plan.
  • CareFirst will offer a Point-of-Service/Preferred Provider Organization plan to eligible MCPS retirees that offers access to national network providers.
  • CareFirst also will offer an Indemnity/Medicare Supplemental plan for Medicare-eligible retirees and dependents. 

Learn More About Your 2015 Retiree Benefits

Quick Overviews 

2015 Retiree Memorandum  Offers a short summary of changes to the plan and highlights of your 2015 benefit options.
Your Benefits at a Glance  Lists retiree benefit options.
Retiring Times  Offers information about Open Enrollment, benefits changes, and tips on submitting a change.

Detailed Information 

2015 Retiree Benefit Summary  Offers details about changes and other benefit information. This document is also printed and mailed to your home address. Note: The benefit rates in this online version of the Retiree Benefit Summary have been updated to include Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage rates through SilverScript. 
2015 Benefit Rates  Provides monthly costs of retiree benefits in a three-page document. Those who retired prior to July 1, 2011, will find their rates in the chart titled "Retirees with 20 or more years eligible service, Grandfathered, or Retired Prior to July 1, 2011." For all other retirees, please refer to the appropriate rate chart based on your eligible years of service. 

Make Changes During Open Enrollment 

To make a change, you must submit MCPS Form 455-22: Retiree Benefit Plan Enrollment by Friday, October 31. Your form must have an original signature or must be signed using an electronic signature provider such as e-Verify.

How to Submit Your Form 

You may submit your form in any one of the following ways:

Method   Address  Helpful Tips  
E-mail ERSC@mcpsmd.org   Save your sent e-mail message. This is your receipt that the Employee and Retiree Service Center (ERSC) has received your message.
Mail 45 W. Gude Drive
Suite 1200
Rockville, MD 20850
Be sure to keep a copy for your records.
Fax

301-279-3642 or
301-279-3651

Fax your forms early--fax machine volume is heaviest in the final 48 hours of Open Enrollment and you may experience difficulty getting through. Print and save your fax machine's sent fax receipt.

After your change is processed, you will receive a confirmation from ERSC. Confirmations are sent twice weekly during Open Enrollment. Watch for your confirmation and verify that your change was made correctly. 

Open Enrollment Benefit Fairs

Retirees will have the chance to learn about benefits options and speak with representatives from ERSC and health plan carriers during two benefit fairs:

Date/Time 

Locations 

Available Benefit Vendors 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
3:00–5:30 p.m.   
Carver Educational Services Center Auditorium
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 
SilverScript/Caremark ONLY 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
3:00–5:30 p.m 
Carver Educational Services Center Auditorium
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 
All vendors  
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
3:00–5:30 p.m. 
Julius West Middle School
651 Great Falls Road
Rockville, MD 20850 
All vendors except SilverScript/Caremark 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
3:00–5:30 p.m. 
Carver Educational Services Center Auditorium
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 
All vendors  
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
3:00–5:30 p.m. 
Clarksburg High School
22500 Wims Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871 
  
All vendors except SilverScript/Caremark 

 

 

 

 

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