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2021 Benefits Open Enrollment

Employee Self Service: Visit the Employee Self Service Portal
Newsletter: Latest Edition

It's time to review your healthcare and other benefit options and update your selections for 2021.

Benefits open enrollment is available now through Friday, November 6. If you're ready to make your elections, log into Employee Self Service now. The benefits selections you make during open enrollment are effective from January 1 to December 31, 2021.

You can find more information about your options at the benefits information webpage and in the open enrollment newsletter that was mailed to your home. Also, new this year will be the virtual benefit health fairs on Thursday, October 29 from 3-5 p.m. and Wednesday, November 4 from 3-5 p.m.

This is your annual opportunity to review and update your benefits selections, including,

  • Adding a dependent to your coverage
  • Enrolling or re-enrolling in a medical or dependent care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Increasing life insurance coverage

Whether you are enrolling for the first time, changing your current benefits, or simply reviewing and confirming your current benefits selections, please follow these five easy steps:

  1. Log into Employee Self Service
  2. Click on 2021 Open Enrollment
  3. Review the enrollment authorization page and click 'Accept' to agree. (This page will only appear the first time you log in)
  4. Follow the instructions to review your current benefits and make coverage and/or dependent changes for 2021. (Note: If you add a new dependent, submit proof of your relationship by emailing documents to benefits@bcps.k12.md.us by November 6, 2020.
  5. Review your final benefits selections to make sure they fit your needs. If you need to make changes, click the 'Home' link. If everything is correct, print the confirmation page for your records.

Annual Health Fairs

Events will be held virtually online.  There will live question and answer sessions, virtual presentations, and loads of information.