• Retirees' Page

    Retirees' Page

     

    Retiree Open Enrollment Dates:  

    October 9, 2018 through November 16, 2018
    All changes are effective January 1, 2019 

    Benefits Information Session

     Tuesday October 23, 2:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
     PGCEA Office, 8008 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747

     Benefits Information 2018-2019    

    Affordable Care Act Information 1095-C

     

    The Maryland State Retirement Agency administers Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Retirement Plan. 

    Summary of Retirees' Benefits

    Questions? Benefits Office Contact, 301-952-6600, email pgcps.benefits@pgcps.org  

    Group Life Insurance

    • Group life insurance may be continued for employees whose last 12 years of employment immediately preceding retirement were continuous and consecutive with PGCPS.  The Board will continue to pay the full cost.
    • If your group life insurance benefit as a retiree exceeds $50,000, you must pay taxes on the cost paid by the Board for the amount in excess of $50,000. 
    • Employees who retire July 1, 2006 or prior, your group life insurance is reduced according to a specified reduction schedule.  
    • Employees who retire on or after August 1, 2006, will receive Board-sponsored life insurance in the amount of 25% of their benefit amount on the day preceding retirement, up to a maximum of $25,000.   
    • The Board’s group life insurance benefit is term insurance, which has no accrued cash value. 
    • Through Hartford, you may convert the reduced amount of your group life insurance to an individual life insurance policy. 
    • If you become terminally ill, you may be eligible for the Accelerated Death Benefit (ADB). 

    Group Health InsuranceMedical summaryPrescription summaryDental summaryVision summary

    • Health insurance may be continued for employees whose last 12 years of employment immediately preceding retirement were continuous and consecutive with PGCPS. 
    • The Board will continue to contribute towards the cost of your group health insurance. 
    • Your share of the monthly premium may be deducted from your monthly retirement check.  
    • When you or your spouse becomes Medicare eligible, contact the Benefits Administration Office about Medicare coordination information. 

    Spouse and/or Dependents of a Deceased Retiree

    • A Spouse and/or Dependents of a Deceased retiree may qualify for continuation of Board-sponsored health insurance benefits.

    PGCPS Information 

    Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (MSRPS)

    Social Security Administration

    Need Help?

    Benefits Office Contact, 301-952-6600, email pgcps.benefits@pgcps.org  

    Retiree Phone Directory

    Name

    Phone Number

    Web Address/Email

    Benefits Administration Office - Board of Education

    Before Retirement

    301-952-6600

    pgcps.benefits@pgcps.org

    After Retirement

    301-952-6600

    pgcps.benefits@pgcps.org

    Other Offices

    Aetna Dental

    1-877-238-6200

    www.aetnaushc.com

    Hartford Life Insurance Conversion

    1-877-320-0484

     

    Hartford Life Claims

    1-888-563-1124  

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

    1-800-628-8549

    www.carefirst.com

    CVS/Caremark (Prescription)

    1-888-865-6564

    www.caremark.com

     CareFirst BlueVision Plus (Eye Care)

    1-800-783-5602

    CareFirst BlueVision Plus

    Educational Systems Federal Credit Union (ESFCU)

    1-800-638-8845 (Maryland)
    1-800-356-6660 (USA)
    301-779-8500

    www.esfcu.org

    Maryland State Retirement Agency

    1-800-492-5909
    or 410-625-5555

    www.sra.state.md.us

    Prince George's County Retired Employee's Association

    301-868-6081

    www.mdrta.org 

    Social Security Office (for general information)

    1-800-772-1213

    www.ssa.gov