College Insurance Program (CIP) Benefit Plans



  • Your Benefit Choice Period is May 1 - 31, 2018.

    Familiarize yourself with the MyBenefits website and starting May 1, log on to to enroll.

    Your annual opportunity to select the best benefits for you and your family is during the Benefit Choice Period.
    Go to to review your benefit options and compare health plans. It's your one-stop shop for Benefit Choice. Here, you can:
    • Change health plans.
    •  Add dependent coverage if never previously enrolled ​(adding dependent coverage requires documentation).
  • NOW: Familiarize yourself with the MyBenefits website. Confirm your login credentials are current. Verify or update your email address, if necessary.

  • MAY 1: Benefit Choice Period begins.

  • MAY 31: Benefit Choice Period ends.

  • JULY 1: New benefits are effective.

  • Contact MyBenefits Service Center (toll-free) 844-251-1777 or 844-251-1778 (TDD/TTY) with questions about navigating MyBenefits or how to enroll. Representatives are available Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 6 PM CT.  

Archived Notices

Benefit recipients who enroll in the College Insurance Program (CIP) receive health, prescription, vision, dental and behavioral health benefits for one monthly premium. Dependent beneficiaries can be enrolled in the program at an additional cost and will have the same health plan as the benefit recipient.

The various benefits offered to CIP participants are administered by plan administrators. Benefit recipients interested in changing their coverage elections may do so upon experiencing an eligible qualifying change in status and should contact the group insurance representative (GIR) at the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) for more information.

Benefit Program Books

All available benefit plans and programs are explained in detail in the Member Handbook and Benefit Choice Options Booklet. Also included are amendments that update the handbook and a summary document indicating the benefit levels of the College Choice Health Plan (CCHP).

Contact Information

Whenever questions arise, plan participants have various resources they can use.  On the Contact Information page, members may view the phone number for the Group Insurance Division and links to the State Universities Retirement System's (SURS) insurance page and all of the CIP plan administrator websites.


Members may find answers to general CIP questions on the Frequently Asked Questions page.


Information regarding what Medicare is and how it affects your group insurance coverage.  If you are enrolled in CIP and become eligible for Medicare, you must enroll in both Medicare Part A and Part B to avoid a reduction in the amount of benefits CIP will pay.




Updated 04​/25/2018