blog posts Part-time State Insurance Rates Now Available for FY 2019 Jun 5, 2018 3:30 pm101 views View State insurance rates and sample calculations for determining your cost for coverage as a part-time employee. Urbana: Update on OSF HealthCare and Insurance - UPDATED Feb 19, 2018 11:00 am1048 views Take note of local hospital change in ownership and potential impact on your State of Illinois Group Health Insurance. 403(b) Plan and Deferred Comp Contribution Limits Dec 20, 2017 1:30 pm1695 views The IRS increased retirement plan contribution limits effective January 1, 2018. Benefit Choice: Submit Your Documentation Jun 6, 2017 1:30 pm681 views If you added a dependent(s), or opted out of State health/dental/vision insurance coverage or made a State life insurance change during Benefit Choice, documentation is required. Urgent Update! Benefit Choice Extended to 6/1/2017 May 31, 2017 2:30 pm260 views Benefit Choice will be available for one additional day (June 1, 2017)! University Payroll and Benefits Chicago Phone Number Update Jan 12, 2017 8:30 am2287 views Having trouble calling the UPB Chicago office? Update: CMS Claim Payment Delay Oct 19, 2016 11:30 am3651 views Additional information available on claim release dates for the QCHP, OAPs, and Dental plan. State Dental Insurance Claim Update Oct 4, 2016 2:00 pm11147 views State says nine weeks of claims will be released for both in-network and out-of-network dentists. SURS Retirement Seminars October 24 - 27 Oct 3, 2016 11:30 am1329 views Learn about your benefits and preparing for retirement in the SURS plans. Reminder: New State Benefits System "MyBenefits Marketplace" Sep 28, 2016 11:30 am2430 views "MyBenefits Marketplace" will go live September 30. Watch for the CMS letter to arrive soon via postal mail with your new CMS-issued Employee ID Number. Coming Soon! New State Benefits System "MyBenefits Marketplace" Sep 16, 2016 4:30 pm1920 views "MyBenefits Marketplace" launches September 30 - watch your home mail for more information. Attend a healthcare info session: Possible state benefit changes Jun 14, 2016 1:30 pm6523 views On-campus meetings will be held to discuss possible adjustments being proposed by the state to the employee health care benefits. Last Notice: Benefit Choice Ends Tuesday May 31 May 25, 2016 3:45 pm2272 views Last chance to make changes to your benefits or enroll in an FSA for the upcoming fiscal year! Benefit Choice open enrollment ends Tuesday, May 31, 2016! Ending May 31: Benefit Choice Enrollment Period May 19, 2016 10:30 am1459 views Don’t forget! Benefit Choice open enrollment ends Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Deadline Approaching: Benefit Choice Ends May 31 May 12, 2016 1:30 pm1585 views Benefit Choice open enrollment ends May 31. If you have not already done so, make your changes in NESSIE. CMS Benefit Choice Flyer: Notice about Plan Rates May 4, 2016 10:30 am3411 views Please review the CMS Benefit Choice flyer mailed to your home, including the Special Notice Regarding 2017 Plan Year Rates. Update: State Budget and Employee Group Insurance Apr 27, 2016 2:45 pm3434 views The University continues to monitor the impact of the State budget impasse on employee health insurance. FY 2017 Benefit Choice (NESSIE) Enrollment Period Apr 25, 2016 3:15 pm4839 views Have you reviewed your options for the FY 2017 Benefit Choice enrollment period? Save on Taxes with Your University Benefits! Apr 21, 2016 2:30 pm1436 views The average FSA participant saves hundreds of dollars annually. Learn how you can too! Important Plan Info: Out-of-Network Providers Mar 15, 2016 1:00 pm1442 views Receiving care from out-of-network providers will significantly increase what you pay out-of-pocket. Retirement Planning Seminars April 4th - 8th Mar 11, 2016 1:00 pm1341 views Free retirement and investment planning seminars will be held in April by Fidelity Investments, TIAA, and SURS. All University of Illinois employees are invited to attend – registration is required. Are You Retiring or Separating from the University? Feb 29, 2016 2:00 pm1466 views You may be eligible to defer unused vacation and compensable sick leave into the University 403(b) or State 457 retirement plans. New Tax Info: IRS Form 1095-C for Health Insurance Feb 26, 2016 11:45 am13527 views Employees who received an offer of health insurance coverage will receive the new IRS Form 1095-C beginning this year. Opt-Out Period for Default Enrollment in RSL BasicCare Health Insurance Dec 21, 2015 4:15 pm913 views If you were offered limited health insurance coverage under the new RSL BasicCare Plan, and did not return an enrollment/waiver form, there will be an opt-out period from January 1 through January 15, 2016. 2016 Retirement Savings Plan Updates Dec 17, 2015 9:30 am1686 views In 2016, contribution limits remain the same, and the State Deferred Compensation 457 Plan will begin offering a Roth option. Annual Update to Long Term Disability (LTD) Premiums Dec 1, 2015 8:45 am613 views If you are a participant in the University Long Term Disability Plan with Prudential, you may notice a change in your payroll deductions due to an annual premium update. Deferred Comp: Roth Option Coming Soon! Nov 16, 2015 4:00 pm639 views Beginning January 1, 2016, after-tax (Roth) contributions will be available in the State Deferred Compensation plan. Grace Period: Health Care Dependent Audit Nov 10, 2015 1:30 pm319 views If you are covering dependents under a State health plan, and have not completed the eligibility verification audit, please read this important information. Deadline Tomorrow! State Health Insurance Audit Oct 29, 2015 10:00 am304 views If you have dependents covered under a State health plan, only one day remains to complete the State audit. Deadline Friday! State Health Insurance Audit Oct 26, 2015 9:00 am250 views Documentation for the State of Illinois Dependent Health Insurance Eligibility Audit is due Friday, October 30, 2015. Important! Respond to State Health Insurance Audit Oct 16, 2015 11:30 am337 views If you have dependents covered under a State health plan and have not yet responded to the audit, action is required before October 30. Delta Dental App Update – New Cost Estimator Oct 13, 2015 9:15 am508 views The latest version of the Delta Dental mobile app includes a new feature to help estimate the cost of dental procedures. Action Required: State Health Insurance Eligibility Audit Sep 30, 2015 11:30 am669 views Action is required by all employees who cover dependents on the State health insurance plans. New FAQs: State Budget and Employee Group Insurance Sep 25, 2015 3:15 pm441 views Read State of Illinois FAQs about the impact of the continuing budget impasse on the State Employees Group Insurance Program. Update: Impact of State Budget on Employee Group Insurance Sep 17, 2015 5:15 pm292 views While the State budget impasse is delaying payments, many healthcare providers are "business as usual" and requiring only normal copays or co-insurance at the time of service. State Health Insurance Eligibility Audit – Letters Arriving Soon Sep 15, 2015 3:00 pm688 views CMS is conducting an audit to ensure that only eligible dependents are covered on state health insurance plans. Learn what to expect if you have dependents covered under your insurance. Using Your Flex Spending Account MCAP Benefit Sep 10, 2015 4:00 pm649 views The Medical Care Assistance Plan makes it easy to pay for eligible expenses - find out how! Employee Benefits Book Available Aug 28, 2015 11:45 am611 views New version reflects benefits as of July 1, 2015. Updated State Benefits Handbook Now Available Jul 24, 2015 9:30 am795 views Review this detailed guide to State of Illinois health, dental, vision, life insurance, and more employee programs! Update Your Mailing Address in NESSIE Jul 10, 2015 10:30 am3020 views Important dependent eligibility audit information will be mailed this Fall – will it reach you? Prescription Drug Vendor Will Change for Certain Health Plans, Effective July 1 Jun 24, 2015 8:30 am835 views Important information for participants in the Quality Care Health Plan (QCHP), HealthLink OAP, or Coventry OAP. Part-time Health and Dental Rates Now Available Jun 22, 2015 8:45 am632 views Determine your cost for coverage effective July 1, 2015. Important MCAP Reminders Jun 9, 2015 11:45 am355 views Check out these helpful reminders for the Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP). Last Notice: Benefit Choice Ends Monday June 1 May 27, 2015 6:00 am695 views Enrollment deadline is approaching! Enroll in an FSA and/or make other changes to your health, dental, life or dependent coverage. State Health Plan: Are you covering someone who is not eligible? May 26, 2015 6:00 am487 views Before June 1, take a moment to review your covered dependent(s). Deadline Approaching: Benefit Choice Ends June 1 May 15, 2015 2:30 pm422 views Have you reviewed your plan options? FY 2016 Benefit Choice (NESSIE) Enrollment Period Apr 30, 2015 4:00 pm2394 views Have you reviewed your options for the FY 2016 Benefit Choice enrollment period? ConnectYourCare offers more options for FSA claims Mar 17, 2015 9:00 am255 views Do you know all of the ways you can file claims for reimbursement? Annual Update to Long Term Disability (LTD) Premiums Dec 5, 2014 8:45 am508 views Did your LTD deduction amount change? Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Administrator Announced Jul 10, 2014 2:00 pm14003 views The State Department of Central Management Services (CMS) announced that effective July 1, 2014 the FSA program will be administered by ConnectYourCare (CYC).