April 28, 2010

Benefit Choice Information

The State Employees’ Group Insurance Program Benefit Choice enrollment period will be May 1-31, 2010. Changes made during this period will become effective July 1, 2010.

For detailed information regarding this year’s changes and enhancements, please link to the Human Resource website under “Announcements” at http://www.siuc.edu/%7ehumres/.

Please Note: CMS will NOT be providing hard copies of the Benefit Choice Options Booklet this year. The Benefit Choice Options Booklet will be available online at www.benefitschoice.il.gov beginning May 1, 2010. Click on the link for "State Employees Group Insurance Program".

In addition to Benefit Choice, Prudential will also be offering an open enrollment during the month of May. During this open enrollment, employees may sign up for coverage without any medical underwriting, unless you have been denied coverage in the past. What is this coverage for? It is disability insurance that pays you while you are not working up to 66.67 percent of your salary (less payment from SURS) all tax-free.


If you have questions about the Benefit Choice Options, call Employee Benefits at 453-6668. Visit www.benefitschoice.il.gov for forms or more information. Be informed! Review your Benefit Choice Options Booklet online. There is important information in this booklet concerning your insurance plan!