Employee and Retiree Service Center → Retirees → Benefits for MCPS Retirees → Health Benefits → Medical Plans → CareFirst Blue Choice
The information on this page is valid through December 31, 2019. For benefit details and changes effective January 1, 2020, please visit our Retiree Benefits Open Enrollment web page.
This plan offers in- and out-of-network benefits and access to either local or national provider networks.
Your primary care physician (PCP) will provide medical care and may refer you to a network specialist, as necessary. However, the plan is an open access plan, and referrals are not necessary to see an in-network specialist.
MCPS offers this traditional fee-for-service indemnity plan option, administered by CareFirst, for current plan participants and retirees who move out of the local service area. The plan has a Preferred Provider Option (PPO) feature that allows retirees to receive discounts when you seek care from a participating provider. The benefits are similar to those provided under the out-of-network feature of the Closed POS plan.
CareFirst BlueChoiceTel: 1-800-545-6199Hours: 8am–9pm (EST), M–F