Benefit Choice is closed.
Benefit Choice open enrollment period is held in May, with an effective date of July 1. Benefit Choice is your annual opportunity to make changes to your State of Illinois health, dental, and life insurance enrollments, add or terminate dependent coverage and opt out of State of Illinois health and dental insurance coverage with proof of enrollment in another comprehensive health plan. It is also time to re-enroll in the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for the following plan year.
Benefit Choice is now completed through CMS MyBenefits Marketplace. You will need your CMS-issued Employee ID Number (EIN) to log on. This is not the same as your University ID Number (UIN) or NetID. If you have lost or forgotten your EIN, please use the self-authentication process available on the MyBenefits Marketplace.
Allowable Enrollment Changes
The Benefit Choice period is the only time changes may be made to State plan benefits unless experiencing a qualifying event. In that case, the necessary changes may be made in conjunction with the qualifying event. All changes, unless noted, are made through CMS MyBenefits Marketplace:
Benefit Choice Resources
All elections made during the Benefit Choice period (May 1 through May 31, 2016) are effective July 1, 2016. Please refer to the resources below for a description of the changes effective July 1, 2016.