ERSCActive Employees → 2019 Open Enrollment

Employee Benefits Open Enrollment:
October 8–November 2, 2018

Employee Benefits Open Enrollment is coming soon! Open Enrollment is your chance to review your benefit options, make changes to your existing benefits, and make your 2019 flexible spending account (FSA) elections. It also is your chance to attest to whether or not you and your spouse (if you are married) will be tobacco free throughout 2018. This fall's Open Enrollment will begin Monday, October 8, and will end Friday, November 2. Any changes you make to your benefits plan during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2019.

2019 Employee Benefits Information

MetLife will be the life insurance vendor for MCPS employees, effective January 1, 2019. There are no changes to MCPS-offered medical, prescription, dental, or vision plans for 2019.

Important Reminders

Open Enrollment will be held entirely online via the Employee Self-Service web page. On October 5, you will receive the yearly Open Enrollment e-mail in your MCPS Outlook inbox. The e-mail will include detailed Open Enrollment instructions and links to important benefits information and resources. 

Most employees will be required to attest to their and their spouses' 2018 tobacco-use status. If you will be covered by an MCPS-provided medical insurance plan with CareFirst or Kaiser Permanente in 2019, you MUST attest during Open Enrollment to whether or not you and your spouse will be tobacco free throughout 2018. If you do not attest for you and your spouse or attest to one or both of you NOT being tobacco free throughout 2018, you will be charged a 25 percent surcharge on the total cost of your health insurance, effective January 1, 2019. Detailed instructions for making your attestation will be available in the Open Enrollment e-mail you receive on October 5.

Tobacco users: MCPS will waive the tobacco-user surcharge for 2019 if you complete the Quit for Good tobacco cessation program by the end of 2018. Learn more

Watch for Complete Details

Be sure to open and read the Open Enrollment announcement e-mail on October 5. Please take a moment now to verify that you are able to access your MCPS Outlook account. Need help? Visit myID or contact the Help Desk.

Plan to Attend an Open Enrollment Benefits Fair

During Open Enrollment, representatives from the MCPS health plans and the Employee and Retiree Service Center will be available at four benefit fairs to present benefits information and answer your questions.

Date/Time Locations

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
3:00–5:30 p.m.

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

Monday, October 15, 2018
3:00–5:30 p.m.

Carver Educational Services Center
Auditorium (North entrance)
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 

Thursday, October 25, 2018
3:30–5:30 p.m.

Northwest High School
13501 Richter Farm Road
Germantown, MD 20874

Thursday, November 1, 2018
3:00–5:30 p.m.

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