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Benefits

2018 Open Enrollment

All changes to coverage requested during Open Enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2018. Learn more about active and retiree benefits.

Important Benefit Plan Changes

  • Additional Medicare Supplemental and Part D Prescription Plans (for Medicare eligible retirees and their dependents only)—The County is excited to announce that we have partnered with Labor First to offer Medicare eligible retirees and their Medicare eligible dependents some additional Medicare Supplemental and Part D prescription plans.
  • New Life Insurance Provider and Coverage For You and Your Dependents (new benefits are for active employees only)—Baltimore County Government is pleased to welcome MetLife as our new life insurance provider. Through our partnership with MetLife, we will be increasing active employee additional life insurance from $100,000 to $200,000, and adding spouse and child life insurance.

Benefit Plan Information

During 2018 Open Enrollment, be sure to take the time to:

  • Try Cigna Telehealth Connection—If you are a Cigna member, you have access to Cigna Telehealth Connection (PDF), telehealth services designed to offer employees greater control when they need to connect with a doctor. These services offer consultation with a board-certified doctor via phone or video chat from the convenience of your own home.
  • Review the Dependents on Your Plans—In early 2018, every County employee and non-Medicare retiree with medical coverage will be issued form 1095, which will be a statement of your and your dependents' health coverage for each month of 2017. Review the County’s eligibility rules to ensure that your dependents are eligible for coverage.
  • Explore your Employee Assistance Program (EAP)—Baltimore County’s EAP services are administered by Cigna and are available to County employees working 26 or more hours per week, retirees under age 65 and anyone who resides in the home of a County employee or retiree under age 65.

2018 Guides and Rates—Effective January 1

Baltimore County currently provides health and life insurance benefits to over 6,600 employees and 4,800 retirees. The County's goal is to promote informed and cost-effective use of the benefit plans it sponsors.

The following documents are PDFs that open in a new window.

Active Employees

Retired Employees

Summary of Benefits Coverage (SBC)

Summary of Benefits Coverage forms clearly outline benefits and coverage options, and can help you make an informed decision about your medical plan choice.

  • CIGNA Open Access Plus In-Network (OAPIN) 
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus (OAP)
  • Kaiser Permanente Select

2017 Guides and Rates

The following documents are PDFs that open in a new window.

Active Employees

Retired Employees

Summary of Benefits Coverage (SBC)

Summary of Benefits Coverage forms clearly outline benefits and coverage options, and can help you make an informed decision about your medical plan choice.

Forms

Below are some of the forms you need for County benefit plans available for you to print. The following documents are PDFs that open to a new window.

Contact Information

Contact your benefit plan directly for benefit related information and assistance. If you have comments about this site or questions about your benefits, email bcbenefits@baltimorecountymd.gov or call the Insurance Division at 410-887-2568.

Upcoming events, as well as other developments that may affect your benefit options will be posted here regularly.

Public Library Employees and Retirees

The following documents are PDFs that open to a new window and apply only to Baltimore County Public Library employees and retirees.

 
Revised December 1, 2017         

 

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