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Archived 2009 News

PRE-RETIREMENT WORKSHOPS 2009

Saturday Half Day Workshop: October and November

The half-day workshop is being held to provide information regarding Delaware State Employees’ Pension Plan benefits and Social Security benefits.
** There is no cost to attend this workshop.

NEWS ON PRESCRIPTIONS… MAINTENANCE MEDICATION PROGRAM

EFFECTIVE 07-01-09:
Members must obtain maintenance medications as 90 day fills at a 90-day participating pharmacy or Medco-by-Mail to avoid paying a penalty after a third 30 day fill. Additional information is available by calling:

  • Medco’s Member Services at: 1-800-939-2142
  • Statewide Benefits Office at 302-739-8331 or 1-800-489-8933
  • Pension Office at 302-739-4208 or 1-800-722-7300.

A list of 90-day participating pharmacies and information on Medco-by-Mail may be obtained at
LINK: http://ben.omb.delaware.gov/script/index.shtml

2009 PENSIONER OPEN ENROLLMENT BOOKLET - .PDF

* Please visit the Statewide Benefits web site at www.ben.omb.delaware.gov for additional information.

COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL PENSION STATEMENTS

'CAPS' Information:

Retiree Comprehensive Annual Statements will be mailed on January 12, 2009.   The information contained on these statements will be as of December 31, 2008.

Active employee Comprehensive Annual Statements will be mailed in mid March 2009.  The pension plans included in this mailing will be State Employees’ Plan, Legislator Plan, New State Police Plan, and the Judiciary Plan.  The information contained in these statements is as of December 31, 2008.

Comprehensive Annual Statements for the County/Municipal Police and Firefighter's Pension Plan, the County/Municipal General Employees' Pension Plan, DIAMOND STATE PORT and the Delaware Volunteer Firemen's Pension Plan will be mailed in April 2009.  The information contained in these statements will also be as of December 31, 2008.

If you have any questions regarding data on the Annual Statement, please read the instructions in the respective box and forward the request to your organization's Human Resources Office or the Office of Pensions, as appropriate. Please contact the Office of Pensions if you need additional assistance

LIFE LINES NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER

Life Lines Newsletter - December:
Newsletter provided by the State of Delaware Group Health Insurance Program for their Employees, Pensioners, and their Families that contains information on health, fitness, eating well, safety, and more...

•Delaware Statewide Benefits Office:
Archived Life Lines Newsletters

YOUR TAX FORM 1099R WILL BE MAILED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2009

Tax Withholding Election Form:
In the event that you wish to change your current tax withholding, you may print from our website the Tax Withholding Election (TWE) form for submission to our office.

* Only submit this form if you wish to make a change.

STATE OF DELAWARE - STATEWIDE SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFITS (PDF file)

SmartSavings & SmartPay Information...

SmartSavings:
AAs a State of Delaware employee or pensioner, you will save hundreds of dollars just by shopping at the SmartSavings Marketplace. Now with a new upgraded version to 2.0, you will save even more on your favorite brands and merchants and have access to more benefits than ever before!

How to enroll for your supplemental benefits:

Go To:https://smartsavings.motivano.com

Login using the following:
Username: delaware
Password: delaware05

SmartPay:

The Statewide Supplemental Benefits plans are available to all active, benefitt-eligible State employees and pensioners receiving a pension check. Long-Term Care is also available to extended family members. See individual plan information at SmartSavings.

John Hancock Long-Term Care
New State of Delaware benefit-eligible employees can enroll within 90 days from date of hire with guaranteed acceptance (no proof of good health required). Employees can enroll after the initial enrollment period but will be required to submit a paper enrollment application and provide evidence of good health when applying. Approval for coverage is subject to medical underwriting.

Liberty Mutual Auto, Home & Renters Insurance
Enrollment is open all year long. Mention client #110361 to save up to 10% or more on your home, renters and auto insurance needs.

PetCare® Pet Insurance
Save 10% on your pet insurance. Enrollment is open all year long. Use group code BR987-276.

VSP Vision Insurance
New State of Delaware benefit-eligible employees can enroll within 90 days from date of hire. After the initial enrollment period, if employee wants to enroll in the vision plan they will have to wait until the next annual benets open enrollment period. Binding Election - once you sign up, you may not drop coverage during the plan year.

ARAG Group Legal Plan
New State of Delaware benefit-eligible employees can enroll within 30 days from date of hire. After the initial enrollment period, if employee wants to enroll in the group legal plan they will have to wait until the next annual benefits open enrollment period. Binding Election for ARAG- once you sign up, you may not drop coverage during the plan year.

Pre-Retirement Workshops


Check back in the fall for workshop dates and times.
State of Delaware Office of Pensions
McArdle Building, 860 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite #1
Dover, DE 19904-2402
Toll Free: (800) 722-7300, Local: (302) 739-4208

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