If you are retiring soon and you are 65 or older, you will no longer have prescription drug benefits available to you and your Medicare eligible dependent through the State of Maryland. If you are retiring and have dependents who are not Medicare-eligible, they can remain on the state’s prescription drug plan until they become eligible for Medicare.
This change won’t impact active employees or their Medicare-eligible dependents until the active Medicare-eligible employee retirees.
This change was part of the 2011 pension reform. Medicare eligible retirees will now have to enroll in Medicare Part D as of January 1, 2019.
You can find additional information about this change on the DBM Health Benefits website at http://dbm.maryland.gov/benefits/Pages/Retirees.aspx.
Last updated: September 5, 2018