Open Enrollment Central
The 2022 Open Enrollment Period for health insurance will be October 1 - October 31, 2021. Plan changes made during Open Enrollment become effective January 1, 2022.
- Health Insurance Premium Subsidy
The Health Insurance Premium subsidy is set annually and is 60% for 2021 health insurance premiums (certain limitations may apply).
At the August 19, 2021, Board of Trustees meeting, the Trustees voted to subsidize 2022 health insurance premiums at 60% (certain limitations may apply).
- Plan Options
CTPF-Sponsored Health Insurance Program
Choosing a health insurance plan for you and your eligible dependents is one of your most important decisions. CTPF sponsors comprehensive health insurance plans designed to promote wellness and provide high-quality coverage at a reasonable cost. CTPF offers health insurance benefits to retirees, dependents, and survivors if the retiree's final teaching service was with the Chicago Public or Charter Schools.
Qualified retirees may enroll in a plan for:
Non-Medicare eligible members
Medicare-eligible members who maintain enrollment in Medicare Part A and Part B
- Eligibility & Enrollment Requirements
CTPF retirees/survivors and their eligible dependents may qualify to enroll in a CTPF health insurance plan. To qualify, CTPF must be the retiree’s final retirement system. A retiree/survivor and/or dependent may initially enroll in a CTPF plan once in a lifetime unless he or she experiences a qualifying event. A member who leaves a CTPF plan after initial enrollment may re-enroll in a CTPF health insurance plan one time (during Open Enrollment) without a qualified change in status, with proof of prior medical and prescription drug coverage.
Click here for a list of eligibility and enrollment requirements for CTPF plans.
- Open Enrollment Education Week
CTPF will host a week of webinars and audio presentations October 4-8. Morning presentations will be webinars with a full audio-video presentation that can be viewed from any internet-connected device. Two presentations will be audio-only for individuals who do not have access to the internet.
All presentation materials will be posted at ctpf.org/open-enrollment. Register for all webinars by clicking on the date at ctpf.org/calendar. Audio-only presentations will be dial-in and do not require advance registration.
October 4, 2021 Open Enrollment Webinar Medicare Plans | 10:00 a.m.
October 6, 2021 Open Enrollment Webinar Medicare Plans | 10:00 a.m.
October 6, 2021 Open Enrollment Call Medicare Plans | 1:00 p.m. (Dial-in only, no video)
*Call: 1.312.626.6799 when prompted enter Meeting ID: 974 9398 6203
October 8, 2021 Open Enrollment Webinar Medicare Plans | 10:00 a.m.
October 5, 2021 Open Enrollment Webinar Non-Medicare Plans | 10:00 a.m.
October 7, 2021 Open Enrollment Webinar Non-Medicare Plans | 10:00 a.m.
October 7, 2021 Open Enrollment Call Non-Medicare Plans | 1:00 p.m. (Dial-in only, no video)
*Call: 1.312.626.6799 when prompted enter Meeting ID: 948 3969 5396
Click the links above to register.
- Open Enrollment Vendor Week
October 11-15, 2021, CTPF vendors will host information sessions for members who want to hear directly from health insurance plan vendors. Information about vendor week will be posted as it becomes available. Check the calendar for additional information.
- Health Insurance Handbook
The 2022 Health Insurance Handbook will provide information about CTPF’s current health insurance options, rates, and changes to health insurance plans. The Handbook will be posted in September.
Click here to download the 2021 Health Insurance Handbook. (Current Year)
Medicare eligible members and Non-Medicare eligible members use CTPF Form 350 to enroll in a health insurance plan. If you are Medicare-Eligible, see the instructions in the “How to Enroll” section of the 2021 Health Insurance Handbook.
- Important Open Enrollment Dates
October 1 2022 Open Enrollment period begins. October 4-8 Open Enrollment Education Week. Find a complete schedule of webinars and dial-in conference calls at www.ctpf.org/calendar. October 11-15
Open Enrollment Vendor Week. Find a complete schedule of webinars and dial-in conference calls at www.ctpf.org/calendar.
2022 Open Enrollment period closes. All forms must be postmarked by this date and mailed to CTPF or sent by fax 312.641.7185 or email an attachment (.pdf or .jpg format) to email@example.com to ensure processing.
January 1, 2022 Health Insurance plans become effective.
- Glossary of Terms
- CTPF Encourages Online Document Submission
During the pandemic, CTPF encourages all members to submit forms and documents by fax 312.641.7185 or email an attachment (.pdf or .jpg format) to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure prompt processing.
- Update Contact Information with CTPF
During the pandemic, we are using email and posting online more frequently. CTPF encourages you to maintain your updated contact details on file. Call Member Services at 312.641.4464 or email email@example.com and provide your primary email address or request a change of address form to update the contact information we have on file.