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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) contracts with Deer Oaks EAP Services to provide staff with free programs that support their health and well-being.

The EAP benefit is no cost to employees and their dependents, and services are confidential. Services include expert resources in managing stress, depression, anxiety, workplace difficulties, substance abuse, marital problems, family or parenting conflicts, grief, violence and unhealthy lifestyles.  They can also provide additional assistance with:
  • Childcare and eldercare resources with referrals
  • Financial and legal issues
  • Free interactive online simple will
  • Retiree assistance
  • Moving resources/checklist
  • Reimbursed cab ride 

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Employee Gift Policy
All Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees should remember that they are subject to the Board of Education’s Ethics Policy, which includes limitations on receiving gifts from students, parents, other employees, and anyone doing business with the school system. Under the Ethics Policy linked here, employees may not solicit for themselves any gift of any value at any time, and may not receive unsolicited gifts worth more than $20 in value. If provided an unsolicited gift above that limit, an employee may avoid any ethics violation by either returning the gift to the donor, or donating the gift to their school or the school system if possible. Click here to read a recent Advisory Opinion issued by the Board of Education Ethics Panel further interpreting the Ethics Policy.


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North Point First Flight Program has spaces availableClick the image above for the informational flyer or click here to visit their website.

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Employee Referral Incentive Program

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching an employee referral incentive program (ERIP) to attract skilled educators and support staff to the school system.  Current CCPS employees who refer candidates for employment can receive up to $1,000 if the referred employee is hired by the school system.  Click here to read more about the program or find it under the Benefits & Pay menu.

Employee Gift Policy
All Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees should remember that they are subject to the Board of Education’s Ethics Policy, which includes limitations on receiving gifts from students, parents, other employees, and anyone doing business with the school system. Under the Ethics Policy linked here, employees may not solicit for themselves any gift of any value at any time, and may not receive unsolicited gifts worth more than $20 in value. If provided an unsolicited gift above that limit, an employee may avoid any ethics violation by either returning the gift to the donor, or donating the gift to their school or the school system if possible. Click here to read a recent Advisory Opinion issued by the Board of Education Ethics Panel further interpreting the Ethics Policy.


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North Point First Flight Program has spaces availableClick the image above for the informational flyer or click here to visit their website.

Is enrollment is automatic?

Enrollment for the board sponsored Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and Life Insurance plans are not automatic. "

New hires must select their Benefits options on-line within 31 days of their hire date.   Before choosing your plan, you will want to carefully review the CareFirst booklet included in your new hire packet.   Changes outside of your new hire enrollment period can occur under limited conditions.

In addition to your enrollment, the Board requires members to provide proper documentation when dependents are enrolled in the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Plans.  The Dependent Affidavit is required in addition you are also required to provide additional dependent documentation.  A full list of acceptable documents can be found on page 2 of the Affidavit.  Before enrolling your eligible dependent(s) the signed Affidavit and copies of your dependent documentation are required, employees/retirees are required to submit the requested documentation to the Office of Fiscal Services- Employee Benefits.


How do I enroll?

Employees will need to log on to the HR In-touch Website to make changes.  

To enroll for your benefits:

  • *Go to https://ccboe.hrintouch.com

  • You will click on “Create an account”
    When registering your account, your Username must be between 6 and 50 alphanumeric characters.

  • Your Password: Must be between 8 and 15 characters
    • Must contain at least one number
    • Must contain at least one upper case and one lower case letter 
    • Cannot contain more than two of the same characters consecutively
    • Cannot be the same as the Username or SSN

New hires must select their Benefits options on-line within 31 days of their hire date.

Employee may access the electronic enrollment website. The menu design enables you to click on the option, review your available benefit choices and submit your selections.  You can make only one election during this 31-day enrollment period. Before making your selections, carefully review the plan booklets, changes outside of your new hire enrollment period can occur but under limited conditions.


How can I view Medical and Dental Claims online?

Online access to your health care information, View your personalized health insurance information online with My Account. Simply log on to www.carefirst.com from your computer, tablet or smartphone for real-time information about your plan. 


Do I have to access the online system if I do not what to enroll in Medical?

Employee should access the online site to waive your medical election.  This enrollment site also includes enrollment for Life and Flexible Spending. 


What do I do if I have a baby, get married, or just need to make a change to my current enrollment for medical?

Outside of Open Enrollment, changes to your Health or Flexible Spending Accounts are permitted during the year within 31 days of a life event, provided your change is consistent with the life event. Please note that you will be required to provide proof of the event, such as a marriage certificate, or notice of your spouse’s change in employment or loss of insurance coverage. These events are defined by Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code and include:  

  • Marriage or Divorce; Legal Separation  
  • Birth of your child, adoption of a child
  • The placement for adoption of a child in your home
  • Death of your spouse or other dependent(s)
  • Return from an unpaid leave of absence for you or your spouse
  • Beginning or end of your spouse's/dependents employment
  • Significant change in your spouse's employment-based benefits 
  • Switch from temporary to full-time employment by you or your spouse     


Please forward your completed Enrollment form, Status Change form, Dependent Affidavit, and copies of your dependent(s) documentation, attention: Employee Benefits at the Board of Education. 

Name of Form

Purpose

IRS Reason Code- Life Event

Return Form To:

Employee Status Change Form

Indicates that you are adding/decreasing benefits.

  • Marriage/Divorce
  • Birth of Child/Legal Adoption
  • Death of Dependent
  • Loss of Other Coverage

Employee Benefits

Enrollment Form

 
  • Marriage/Divorce
  • Birth of Child/Legal Adoption
  • Death of Dependent

Employee Benefits

Dependent Affidavit

 
  • Marriage
  • Birth of Child/Legal Adoption

Employee Benefits

Voya-Life Insurance

To be completed if you need to update your life insurance beneficiary

Change to Beneficiary can be made at any time

Employee Benefits

MSRA Retirement Beneficiary

Completed if you need to update your Retirement beneficiary Attached form is for the Maryland State Retirement Pension Plan.

Certificated employees enrolled in this plan

  • Marriage/Divorce
  • Birth of Child/Legal Adoption
  • Death of Dependent

Employee Benefits

Charles County Public Schools Retirement Beneficiary

Completed if you need to update your Retirement beneficiary Attached form is for the Classified retirement plan.  Support employees enrolled in this plan with the exception of IAs’ and school support secretaries.

  • Marriage/Divorce
  • Birth of Child/Legal Adoption
  • Death of Dependent

Employee Benefits


How do I get new insurance cards?

You can call Carefirst directly at 1-877-691-5856 -for the PPN, Custom Comprehensive, and Blue Choice Opt-out Open Access Plans
Dental: 1-866-891-2802
CVS/Caremark: 1-877-411-8168


How do I change my doctor if I have the Blue Choice opt-out Open Access Plus Plan?

Establishing a relationship with a primary care provider (PCP) is the best way to receive consistent, quality care. Except for emergencies, your PCP should be your first call when you require medical attention. To update your current PCP members can contact CareFirst Customer Service directly at 1-877-691-5856.  Medical cards will not generate without a PCP.


Who should I call if I have a claim that is not being processed correctly?

You will need to contact CareFirst directly.  HIPPA laws require that the individual contact the insurance company with any problems about claims.

If they have contacted BCBS and has no result, have then provide Date of Service and Providers name.


Why do employees need to provide dependent Social Security numbers?

Under the federal health reform law, individuals must have health insurance called minimum essential coverage. The plan sponsored by Charles County Public Schools does provide minimum essential coverage. We must report this information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Therefore, Social Security numbers for all the members covered under your health plan are required. If your coverage is not reported to the IRS, you may have to pay a fee when you file your taxes.

We hear every day that many Americans are not financially prepared for their future.  People find the financial planning process overwhelming and they don’t know where to begin.  Many are asking their employers for help.

We are pleased to offer you a financial wellness educational seminar, through Prudential PathwaysSM.  Prudential PathwaysSM offers practical, down-to-earth information that may help you and your family today, tomorrow and beyond.  It is designed to give you an understanding of the fundamentals of financial wellness through educational seminars.

The seminars that are available :

June 3, 2019 at Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary from 4-5 p.m. in the Media Center

It’s Your Estate, Are You in Control?

  • Importance of estate planning
  • How assets are transferred at death
  • Legal documents


Register Now!
 

If you have a question or concern, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 800-987-5592.

This seminar is not intended to market or sell any specific products or services. Offering this seminar does not constitute an endorsement by the employer of Prudential products or services in any way.  You should consult with your employer regarding your specific plan benefits. The speaker of the seminar is a registered representative of Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), a Prudential Financial company.   Prudential and its representatives do not give legal or tax advice. Please consult your own advisors regarding your particular situation.

Charles County Public Schools is an independent organization and is not an affiliate of Prudential.

We hear every day that many Americans are not financially prepared for their future. People find the financial planning process overwhelming and they don’t know where to begin. Many are asking their employers for help.

We are pleased to offer you a financial wellness educational seminar, through Prudential Pathways. Prudential Pathways offers practical, down-to earth information that may help you and your family today, tomorrow and beyond. It is designed to give you an understanding of the fundamentals of financial wellness through educational seminars.

Webinar on June 6, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

The seminar that is available is:  How to Pay Off Your Debt

  • How student loan debt impacts borrowers
  • Repayment options
  • Choosing a payoff strategy
  • And more

Click here to register for the June 6 webinar

If you are not able to view the live webinar but you register, you will be able to access the link for up to 30 days to watch the presentation.


If you have a question or concern, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 800-987-5592.

This seminar is not intended to market or sell any specific products or services. Offering this seminar does not constitute an endorsement by the employer of Prudential products or services in any way. You should consult with your employer regarding your specific plan benefits. The speaker of the seminar is a registered representative of Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), a Prudential Financial company. Prudential and its representatives do not give legal or tax advice. Please consult your own advisors regarding your particular situation.

Charles County Public Schools is an independent organization and is not an affiliate of Prudential.

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As a member of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, you will enjoy higher deposit rates and lower loan rates compared to many other financial institutions. This is because we are owned by our members who elect our volunteer Board of Directors. Another key differentiator is that our Board is comprised of members from the education community so they are able to help guide us in decisions that will benefit teachers, administrators, support staff, parents and students. All of these differences allow us to provide a great value to our members.

We are available to help the members of the education community achieve their financial goals and dreams. Visit our website, www.esfcu.orgfor information regarding Summer Pay, Student Scholarships, Professional Development Awards and solutions to your everyday financial needs.
                                   

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