Are retirees able to change retirement options?

No, once a retirement option is selected and the effective date passes, the employee is not able to change the option selected.

Am I able to change/update my beneficiary for retirement and medical plans?  If so, when and how do I start the process?

You are able to change your beneficiary for life insurance at any time during the year.  Just contact the HR Benefits office to begin the process.  For retirement, call the HR Benefits office for further information on which options are eligible for beneficiary change.

Can I enroll for insurance if I did not elect to keep it at the onset of retirement?

Sorry, in order to have insurance as a retiree, you must select coverage prior to retirement date.

When am I able to change options and/or add dependents to my existing medical plan?

You can change medical plan options every year during the annual enrollment month of October.  You should contact the HR Benefits office for appropriate paperwork to make the change. 

Why do I have to give copies of marriage license/birth certificates for covered dependents on my medical/life plan(s)?

As of July 1, 2009, this is a mandatory rule of the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) in an effort to alleviate extra expenditures for non-dependent members.

How do I change/update my address and/or direct deposit information?

Contact the HR Benefits office to obtain the correct form.  These changes can be made at any time throughout the year.

If my beneficiary passed away, what is the process to name a new beneficiary?

Contact the HR Benefits office to obtain a beneficiary designation form. 

Can I return to active status for the agency?

Yes, once the position you will be returning to has been determined, paperwork will be necessary to alert the retirement system that you are actively employed.  If returning in a part-time position, it is possible your retirement benefits will continue.  If returning in a full-time position, you will have to select from a list of options to continue or discontinue retirement benefits.