Members enrolled in any of the four group insurance programs administered by the State of Illinois are provided health and prescription drug benefits. Some programs offer additional benefits of vision, dental and life insurance coverage. The four groups include State employees and retired State employees; retired community college employees; retired Illinois teachers; and active employees and retired employees of Illinois' local governments. Use the links below to visit the Benefit Choice website of your group insurance program for more information.
The TRAIL Open Enrollment Period will be held October 15th through November 15th
Members enrolled in one of the State-sponsored Medicare Advantage plans may only request changes to their insurance elections during the fall 'TRAIL' Open Enrollment Period. Coverage elected or changed during the TRAIL Open Enrollment Period will be effective January 1, 2015.
Members of the State Employees Group Insurance Program, College Insurance Program (CIP) and Teachers' Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP), and the covered dependents of those members, must be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B in order to be eligible for the Total Retiree Advantage Illinois (TRAIL) Program.