To All Eligible Retirees:
The recent Retiree News and Notes letter from the Maryland State Retirement Agency had an “Rx Alert” with an important change to retiree prescription drug coverage.
This “Rx Alert” does not affect your coverage with FCPS. You do not need to enroll in Medicare Part D or any other drug coverage. It only applies to retirees enrolled in medical coverage as a State retiree.
If you are Medicare eligible you are already enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan with CVS. The plan you are enrolled in is referred to as SilverScript.
No action is required for any FCPS retiree as your prescription coverage is firmly in place.
FCPS HR Benefits Team
HR Associate II
Fax: (301) 644-5122
Medical & Dental Insurance
FCPS provides eligible retirees with medical coverage through CareFirst. Dental coverage is through Delta Dental.
To be eligible for retiree benefits, you must have worked for FCPS continuously for 10 (ten) years, and are eligible to continue the coverage you held as an active employee.
If you elect the FCPS medical coverage upon retirement, when you and/or your dependent attain age 65 or if you and/or your dependent are 65 at the time of retirement you are required to enroll in Medicare Part A and B. You will submit a copy of your Medicare card to FCPS Benefits Office.
FCPS offers two dental plans administered by Delta Dental. One is a Standard plan with an annual limit of $1500 per person per plan year and one is a buy-up option plan with an annual limit of $2500 per person per plan year.
See Retiree Dental Plans more detailed information about these plans.
Your vision plan is included with your health care coverage through CareFirst and includes coverage for prescription lenses, frames or contact lenses in lieu of glasses.
See Retiree Vision Plan for more detailed information about these plans.
Prescription Drug Plan
As a retiree covered under the FCPS medical plans, your prescription drug plan is included in your coverage. If enrolled in Medicare, you will be enrolled in the SilverScript CVS Plan, if in the non-Medicare group, you will be enrolled in the CVS CareMark Plan.
See Retiree Prescription Drug Plan for more detailed information about these plans.
FCPS offers group life insurance as a part of your retirement package.
The coverage is equal to your final yearly salary, capped at $50,000.
FCPS pays for the first $25,000 of your coverage. If you choose the maximum coverage allowed (over $25,000), see the Retiree Life Rate Chart.
To change your beneficiary, please complete and submit the Enrollment Form.
For retirees, your health coverage plan year is now January through December. Open enrollment is in October, for an effective date of January 1st.
- Open Enrollment Letter
- CareFirst Enrollment Form
- CareFirst Blue Rewards Program
- Dental Buy Up Enrollment Form
Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
For phone access, your PIN is the month and year you retired.
For questions about your Pension payment, please contact the Retirement Agency.
To apply for Medicare, call or visit your local Social Security Office.
Ste N 5340 Spectrum Dr
Frederick, MD 21703
1-866-331-7089 or 1-800-633-4227
To Apply for Social Security Benefits, call 1-866-331-7089 or visit their website.
Frederick County Department of Aging
The Department of Aging is a wealth of information on a variety of resources.