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Benefits Open Enrollment Date: October 11 through October 27, 2021

Important Information about our TSA Administrator:

If you are retired and need to access a Tax Sheltered Annuity (403b and or 457b) or a Final Play Plan please contact OMNI for assistance.

Benefits Information

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 MetLife, 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 Insurance

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  • 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)

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

MetLife Insurance Conversion

1-877-638-4671

 

MetLife Claims

1-877-638-4671  

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.pgpsra.org

Social Security Office (for general information)

1-800-772-1213

www.ssa.gov