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2020 Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits Open Enrollment ended Friday, November 1, 2019. All changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2020. Scroll down for links to 2020 benefits information.

If you made a change to your benefits online during Open Enrollment, you received confirmation of your changes while still logged in to the Benefits Enrollment System. In addition, you should have received a confirmation e-mail in your MCPS Outlook account.

If you attested to your 2019 tobacco-use status, you should have received e-mailed confirmation in your Outlook account. You also can confirm your tobacco-use status by visiting the Employee Self-Service (ESS) web page. From the ESS web page—

  1. Click on My current benefits,
  2. Read the information provided and click on Log in to My current benefits at the bottom of the screen,
  3. Log in with your Outlook username and password,
  4. Change the effective date in the upper left corner of the screen to a date in 2020, and
  5. Review your tobacco-use status in the upper right corner.

If you completed a biometric health screening and/or health risk assessment between October 8, 2018 and October 4, 2019 and did NOT see the credit(s) indicated on the Tobacco Attestation screen during Open Enrollment, you can confirm that your Wellness Initiatives participation has been credited to you by visiting the ESS web page and following the steps above. Your Wellness Initiatives credits will be indicated by a "Y" if they have been updated for 2020.

If, by December 1, 2019, your credit(s) have not been entered, please e-mail ERSC the following:

  • Your name and employee ID number
  • The dates you completed your biometric health screening and/or health risk assessment
  • Whether your screening was conducted by your primary care physician or at a Well Aware health screening

Remember, to receive the rate reduction(s) in 2021, you will need to complete a biometric health screening and health risk assessment between October 7, 2019 and October 2, 2020.

Learn More About Your 2020 Benefits

  • 2020 Employee Benefit SummaryContains a detailed summary of all benefits options effective January 1, 2020.
  • 2020 Health Plan Rates—Informs you of the monthly cost to employees of all health plans, factoring in Wellness Initiatives credits or charges, effective January 1, 2020.
  • 2020 COBRA Health Plan Rates—Informs you of the monthly and annual costs to employees of all health plans under COBRA, effective January 1, 2020.
  • 2020 Leave Health Plan Rates—Informs you of the cost of all health plans for employees currently on leave, effective January 1, 2020.
  • Wellness Initiatives—The Wellness Initiatives program provides incentives to help you reduce your health insurance costs. This link takes you to a page with information about the program so you will be ready to take advantage of the rate reductions for 2021.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Save Money on Healthcare and Dependent Care!—This online booklet, effective January 1, 2020, contains additional details about FSAs, including the types of expenses for which you can receive reimbursement from an FSA, deadlines for submitting expenses, and the IRS "use it or lose it" rule.