Civil Union & Domestic Partner Benefits
State of Illinois Central Management Services (CMS)
Civil Union & Domestic Partner Programs
Civil Union Partner
Effective 6/1/2011 a new Civil Union Partner category is available, in accordance with Public Act 96-1513, for same-sex and opposite-sex partners. Premiums are deducted on either a pre-tax or post-tax basis depending on the IRS dependent tax status. Proof of dependent eligibility is required, see Dependent Documentation Requirements and Deadlines. For more information regarding coverage review the Benefit Choice Options booklet or the Dependent Coverage on the CMS website.
Dependent Children of Civil Union Partners
These children are eligible for health, dental, vision and life coverage. Please see Benefit Choice Options booklet or the Dependent Coverage page on the CMS website for information regarding coverage.
NOTE: The Domestic Partner category (same-sex only) ceased to be available on 6/1/2011. Individuals covered under this plan as of 5/31/2011 were grandfathered and their coverage will continue.
The State of Illinois provides Health, Dental, and Vision insurance coverage for eligible same-sex domestic partners of benefits-eligible University employees.
The employee and the domestic partner must be unrelated, same-sex individuals who reside in the same household and have a financial and emotional interdependence, consistent with that of a married couple for a period of not less than one year and continue to maintain such arrangement.
Questions about the State of Illinois Domestic Partner Group Insurance Benefits program should be directed to CMS at 800-442-1300.
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