Annual Open enrollment period is November 6, 2017 to December 1, 2017. 

  • Health and life insurance benefits: This is the only time in the year, except for a qualifying life event, when you can enroll or make changes to your health and life insurance benefits. To enroll or update your personal information, you will need to login to the online benefits website then click on View Your Benefits.  There are no plan design or rate changes for the calendar year 2018. 

    Medical Plan Individual Bi-Weekly Family Bi-weekly
    CareFirst Preferred Provider Plan (PPO/PPN) $204 $102 $546 $273
    Blue Choice Opt-Out Open Access $150  $75 $432 $216

    Your selection for Medical Plan includes Pharmacy (CVS/Caremark), Dental (Preferred Provider), and Vision (Davis Vision Plus) coverage; the Board does not offer standalone plans. Changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2018.  Click here for the Summary of Benefits and Coverage for the PPO plan, and click here for the Summary of Benefits and Coverage for the Blue Choice plan.

    Group Term Life Insurance for Employee Only – Employee contribution is 25% of the premium Death Benefit – 1x annual salary.

    If you do not make any changes, your current medical and/or life insurance elections will continue for the 2018 calendar year.

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  • Supplimental Insurance with Aflac: In addition to the medical and life insurance enrollment, employees have the opportunity to elect Aflac pre-tax supplemental insurance policies. To view the Supplimental coverage options, login to the online benefits website and from the Home menu, select Aflac. To enroll, Aflac representatives will be available at schools and centers to sign up employees for supplemental insurance policies, update current policies, and/or answer questions.  Click here for the schedule of the Aflac representatives at each schoolIf you do not make any changes, your current elections will continue for the 2018 calendar year.

  • Flexible Spending Account:  Enrollment is NOT automatic, you must enroll every year.  For information on a Flexible Spending Account and to enroll, login to the online benefits website and from the Benefits menu, select Flexible Spending Account. 

  • Retired Employees: Retirees are only required to submit a change form if they are changing their current Health Insurance Plan election.  The monthly insurance rates will remain the same for the 2018 calendar year.

    Effective January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018, the monthly insurance rates will remain the same:

     Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield Custom Comprehensive Plan  
       Individual  $210 
       Individual w/Medicare Parts A & B $127
       2 People both w/ Medicare Parts A & B $254 
       Family $567
       2 Medicare Parts A & B + 1 individual*(three) $464 
     Carefirst Preferred Provider Plan  
       Individual $204
       Individual w/Medicare Parts A & B $137
       2 People both w/Medicare Parts A & B $274
       Family $546
       2 Medicare parts A & B + 1 Individual*(three) $478
     Blue Choice Opt-Out Open Access  
       Individual $150
       Individual w/ Medicare Parts A & B $125
       2 People both w/Medicare Parts A & B $250
       Family $432
       2 Medicare Parts A & B + 1 Individual*(three) $400

    * These policies will be individual policies for the employee and spouse or child

    Please note: Retirees who become Medicare eligible in the 2018 calendar year, it is mandatory to enroll in both Parts A & B.  Once you receive your Medicare card please forward a copy to Employee Benefits. If copy of your Medicare card is not received, premium adjustments will only be made retroactive six months from date of receipt.

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    **  Important Notice from Charles County Public Schools About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare
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Online Benefit Enrollment Instructions

Before enrolling:

  • Familiarize yourself with your options by reading the Benefit Guide.
  • Have the following information available (including your dependents):
    • Social Security Number(s)
    • Birth Certificates and Marriage Certificates - copies
    • Information on any other medical coverage ( i.e. Medicare)
    • Disability certification form for dependents needing continued coverage.

To enroll for your benefits:

Go to the Online Benefits website:
Click on "Register or Reset your Account. When registering your account:

  • Your Username must be between 6 and 50 alphanumeric characters. 
  • Your Password:
    • Must be between 8 and 15 characters
    • Must contain at least one number
    • Must contain at least one upper case and one lower case letter
    • Cannot contain more than two of the same characters consecutively
    • Cannot be the same as the Username or SSN

Please send copies of your dependent documentation to the Central Office– Office of Fiscal Services– Employee Benefits

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