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One time Pay - Pension Supplements

Senate Bill 236 passed the second session of the 149th General Assembly, which concluded on June 30, 2018. It provides for a one-time supplemental payment for retirees whose effective date of retirement was on or prior to July 1, 2018.

As of November 1, 2018, there will be a $400 one-time supplement for retired members of the State Employees’, New State Police, and Judicial Pension Plans (not the Closed State Police plan). This increase will be reflected in the monthly pension benefit payment on November 30, 2018.

The purpose of SB 236 is to provide a one-time supplement to employees and retirees, but the intent of the legislation is that an individual should not receive more than one supplement payment. So if you are an active employee that receives a supplement payment you will not receive the retiree supplement, unless you are receiving a survivor pension.

The Closed State Police Plan Post Retirement Increase is 2.15% and will be included in the July 31, 2018 benefit payment.

WINTER RETIREE NEWSLETTER

Retiree Newsletter:
Newsletter provided by the State of Delaware Pension Office for State of Delaware Retired Members.
View Current 2018 December Retiree Newsletter

SUMMER RETIREE NEWSLETTER

Retiree Newsletter:
Newsletter provided by the State of Delaware Pension Office for State of Delaware Retired Members.
View Current 2018 July Retiree Newsletter

RETIREE ANNUAL STATEMENTS

Retiree Annual Statements will be mailed mid-January to retirees who received a pension benefit during 2017. Please check your statement carefully and follow the directions for updating your address or beneficiary designation.

TAX AND ACA FORMS
YOUR TAX FORM 1099R, 1099M and/or W-2 WILL BE MAILED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2018

Affordable Care Act Reporting:
The IRS Form 1095-C will be available by January 31, 2018 to retirees who retired from a State position during 2017. This form reflects your health coverage for the part of the year you were employed. The form will also be available to retirees who worked full-time hours as a casual/seasonal employee during Calendar Year 2017. Full-time hours is defined as on average 30 or more hours per week.

By January 31st, IRS Form 1095-B will be mailed by the Pension Office to retirees who were enrolled during 2017 in a State of Delaware Group Health Insurance plan for themselves and dependents, if any. If a covered dependent does not live with the retiree, the retiree is responsible for providing a copy of the 1095-B to that dependent. As part of the Affordable Care Act requirements, you will use this form when filing your 2017 federal tax return to verify your health coverage. While the information on the form may assist you in preparing a return, the form is not required to complete your return. It does not need to be attached to your tax return.

Retirees and their covered dependents who are enrolled in Medicare as their primary insurance will not receive a form from the Pension System. Medicare Part A is a government-sponsored program that provides the minimum essential coverage. It is exempt from this new reporting.

Tax Withholding Election Form:
Please review your State of Delaware pension benefit tax withholding election. 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.

Double State Share (DSS) Special Enrollment is November 1 - 17, 2017

Due to the change in DSS rates, the State of Delaware is providing employees and non-Medicare pensioners currently enrolled in a non-Medicare DSS health plan with an opportunity to make a change to their health plan election during a DSS Special Enrollment period (November 1 - 17, 2017). The health plan election made during this Special Enrollment will be in effect for January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018, unless you have a qualifying event/family status change or you terminate employment with the State of Delaware. State of Delaware employees and non-Medicare pensioners were mailed a letter during the week of October 23 with important information.

For more information

WINTER RETIREE NEWSLETTER

Retiree Newsletter:
Newsletter provided by the State of Delaware Pension Office for State of Delaware Retired Members.
View Current 2017 December Retiree Newsletter

STATE EMPLOYEES' PENSION PLAN PRE-RETIREMENT WORKSHOPS

Pre-retirement workshops are being held to provide information regarding Delaware State Employees' Pension Plan benefits. There is no cost or pre-registration required to attend these workshops. Individual retirement estimates will not be distributed at these workshops. Participants will learn how to prepare their own estimated benefit using the Pension Office website. Please click on the link below for workshop dates, times, and locations".

Pre-retirement Workshops

SUMMER RETIREE NEWSLETTER

Retiree Newsletter:
Newsletter provided by the State of Delaware Pension Office for State of Delaware Retired Members.
View Current 2017 July Retiree Newsletter

WISE HEALTH CARE CONSUMER

Complete the Online Course “Being A Wise Health Care Consumer: What's In It For Me?”
The link is: Being A Wise Health Care Consumer

WINTER RETIREE NEWSLETTER

Retiree Newsletter:
Newsletter provided by the State of Delaware Pension Office for State of Delaware Retired Members.
View Current 2017 Winter Retiree Newsletter

ESTIMATES AND GROUP COUNSELING SESSIONS

To learn more about our Pre-Retirement Workshop schedule or Group Counseling schedule please follow this link to our Workshop Schedules. If you have questions please contact our office by email at pensionoffice@state.de.us or by telephone at (302) 739-4208 or (800) 722-7300 if you have any questions.

INFORMATIVE VIDEOS

New Video Library:
We are in the process of creating an informational video library that will include brief overviews of our Pension Plans, in addition to videos that will help explain areas of the pension process where we receive many questions. Our first video offering is an overview of the State Employees' Pension Plan (SEPP). Continue to check the website as we add to our library!

View the video library here.

Pre-Retirement Workshops


New Castle County
No Workshops at this time


Kent County
No Workshops at this time


Sussex County
No Workshops at this time

Learn More
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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