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Open Enrollment

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View or download the 2024 Health Benefits Guide [PDF].

Open Enrollment 2024

The State of Maryland provides a generous benefit package to eligible employees and retirees with a wide range of benefit options from healthcare to income protection. Here’s what’s new for 2024.

  • Online benefits enrollment is mandatory for active and contractual employees who wish to make or change benefit elections for plan year 2024.
  • Eligible employees may add domestic partners (same or opposite sex) and child(ren) of their domestic partner to benefit plans. 
    • Eligible benefits include medical, prescription drug, dental and life insurance. 
    • Flexible Spending Account funds may not be applied to domestic partners and their child(ren).
    • Review Dependent Documentation Requirements [PDF]
  • Flexible Spending Accounts require an annual enrollment.
    • Healthcare FSA annual amount has increased to  – $3,050.
      • Healthcare funds may be used for employees and their eligible family members
    • Dependent Daycare FSA annual amount is unchanged – $5,000.
      • Dependent care funds may be used for daycare expenses for dependents under the age of 13
  • Access to flu shots and COVID vaccines are available at most pharmacies nationwide – $0 copay.
  • There are no changes to the prescription drug coverage provided to Medicare eligible retirees in 2024.
  • REMINDER – Dependent Documentation Requirements – Newborns require a certified Birth Certificate within 60 days of birth for enrollment. See the Dependent Documentation Requirements [PDF] for more information.

Go to the State of Maryland’s enrollment website to make your benefit elections.   

ServicePhoneEmail / Website
Employee Benefits Division410-767-4775 or
or Maryland Benefits website
State Retirement Pension System410-625-5555 or
Maryland State Retirement and Pension System website
Social Security Administration1-800-772-1213Social Security website
Medicare1-800-MedicareThe Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare website
SPS Help Desk*410-767-4112*MDOT, Judiciary, General Assembly, University and DHS employees contact their agency help desk for login assistance.
Instructions (Job Aids) for SPS Benefits System410-767-4775Department of Budget and Management Statewide Personnel System website