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Benefits

2019 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment will continue through Friday, November 16. All changes to coverage requested during Open Enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2019.

 

Attend an Open Enrollment meeting to talk individually with plan sponsors and representatives from the Insurance Division. Medicare Retirees: Labor First representatives will only be at select meetings. Please refer to the Labor First meeting schedule for additional details. 

Learn more about active and retiree benefits.

 

2019 Benefit Plan Information

  • Additional Medicare Supplemental and Part D Prescription Plans (for Medicare-eligible retirees and their dependents only)—The County will continue their partnership with Labor First to offer Medicare-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents additional Medicare Supplemental and Part D Prescription Plans. Evaluate your potential savings by completing the Candidate Enrollment Evaluation Checklist (PDF) to see if you or your spouse may benefit from a plan offered through Labor First.
  • Last Chance to Enroll or Increase Life Insurance with No Medical Questions (for active employees only)—Through our partnership with MetLife active employees will be given one last chance to enroll or increase their additional life insurance up to the plan maximum of $200,000 and their spouse life insurance up to $50,000 without having to answer medical questions.
  • Review the Dependents on Your Plans—In early 2019, every County employee and non-Medicare retiree with medical coverage will be issued form 1095, which will be a statement of you and your dependents' health coverage for each month of 2018. Review the County’s eligibility rules to ensure that your dependents are eligible for coverage.

2019 Guides and Rates

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.

2018 Guides and Rates

Active Employees

Retired Employees

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

Insurance Overview Video

The following video provides an overview of the insurance benefits offered by the County, enrollment instructions and important deadlines.

  
Revised October 22, 2018         

 

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