Employee and Retiree Service Center → Retirees → Benefits → 2021 Open Enrollment
Retiree Benefits Open Enrollment for the 2021 plan year will begin Monday, October 12, 2020, and will end Friday, November 6, 2020. 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 November 6 deadline. In addition to the information and links on this web page, the 2021 Retiree Benefit Summary and the 2021 Retiree Benefit Rate Schedules, have been mailed to retirees' home addresses.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ERSC will hold online Open Enrollment Benefit Webinars this year. ERSC staff and representatives from the health plans will be available virtually to answer your benefit questions. Retirees have the option of clicking the webinar link and joining the webinar using their computer microphone and speaker, or calling in using the phone number provided. Individuals needing ADA accommodation may email Heather Dublinske for assistance. Dates, times, plan/vendor options, and access information are as follows:
Monday, October 123:00–5:00 p.m.
CareFirst Indemnity, POS, and HMO medical plans for non-Medicare-eligible retirees
Tuesday, October 133:00–5:00 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente HMO medical and prescription plans for Medicare Advantage and non-Medicare-eligible retirees
Wednesday, October 143:00–5:00 p.m.
CareFirst Dental PPO & Aetna DMO
Thursday, October 153:00–5:00 p.m.
CVS/Caremark and SilverScript prescription drug plans
To make a change to your benefits, you must submit MCPS Form 455-22, Retiree Benefit Plan Enrollment, by Friday, November 6, 2020. Your form must have an original signature or must be signed using an electronic signature provider such as e-Verify. 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.
You may submit your form in any one of the following ways:
Save your sent email message. This is your receipt that ERSC has received your message.
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Be sure to keep a copy for your records.
Fax your forms early. Fax machine volume is heaviest in the final 48 hours of Open Enrollment and you may experience difficulty getting through. Be sure to print a copy of the fax machine's sent fax receipt.