Update as of December 12, 2017: The enrollment periods for federal and District plans closed on Monday, December 11, 2017. Unless you experience a qualifying life event, you may not make any changes to your benefits until the enrollment season opens again in November 2018.
HOW TO ENROLL
Members can submit their materials to DCRB in a variety of ways:
- Email us at DCRB.email@example.com
- Fax us at (202) 566-5001
- Send mail* to us at:
District of Columbia Retirement Board
Attn: Member Services Center (Open Enrollment)
900 7th Street NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20001
*All submitted materials must be postmarked no later than the close of business on December 11, 2017.
FEDERAL HEALTH PLANS
If you are a Federal annuitant or retiree (hired prior to October 1, 1987), each year in early November, DCRB sends you instructions for making Open Enrollment changes. It is very important that you keep your address up to date to ensure that you receive your Open Enrollment materials packet each year.
DISTRICT HEALTH PLANS
If you are an annuitant or retiree (hired after October 1, 1987), follow the link below for more information on how to enroll for benefits or to make changes to your existing benefits.
INFORMATION FOR MEDICARE ELIGIBLE RETIREES
Please note that once a retiree, spouse, or domestic partner reaches age 65, he/she may want to apply for Medicare Part A and B as soon as they become eligible because the healthcare provider becomes the secondary payer for them. He/she may also incur a penalty of 10% of premium per year for not signing up for Medicare, Part B, when first eligible to do so.
For additional information about this topic, please view the following link: Medicare Health Insurance Program Overview