September 22, 2016

‘MyBenefits Marketplace’ begins Oct. 1

During the Benefit Choice period this past May, Human Resources announced that Central Management Services (CMS) planned the launch of a new web-based online benefits system.  The State of Illinois has partnered with Morneau Shepell to offer the online enrollment system for State insurance benefits for both new and existing employees.  The planned launch date is Sept. 30.  

Important information will be sent to your home address 

CMS will mail via U.S. mail both a postcard and informational letter to the home address of the employee.  This letter will have important information, including the web address, customer support phone numbers, and the employee identification number assigned by CMS that will be needed to access the system.  Please keep in mind, the online system and customer support phone line will not be available until Oct. 1.    

What is MyBenefits Marketplace? 

MyBenefits Marketplace is the state’s new online system, which will provide information and interactive self-service tools to assist you with your health, dental, and life insurance, and flexible spending account (MCAP/DCAP) plans. The new system will:

  • Facilitate enrollment in and changes to your state benefit plans.
  • Allow you to change or correct your personal information.
  • Enable access via computer, smartphone, or tablet.
  • Provide the option to receive electronic communications instead of paper from CMS. 

What does this change for us? 

All benefit enrollments and changes will be done through MyBenefits Marketplace by the employee.  Until that time, enrollments and changes will be handled via paper forms through the Benefits Office in Human Resources. 

When the implementation of the system is finalized and additional information is made available to the Benefits Office staff, an announcement will be communicated to everyone to help with the transition to this new system.    

Please contact the Human Resources Benefits Office at 453-6668 for questions.