Contact MyBenefits Service Center (toll-free) 844-251-1777 or 844-251-1778 (TDD/TTY) with questions on how to enroll, or about navigating MyBenefits.illinois.gov. Representatives are available Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 6 PM CT.
Affordable Care Act tax Forms 1095-B and 1095-C - Per IRS guidance, Forms 1095-B and 1095-C are for record keeping purposes only and are not required to be filed with a participant’s 2018 tax return. The forms are currently being mailed through MyBenefits and should be received by March 4, 2019 per IRS requirements. Please note: You do not need this form to file your taxes. The forms are proof of the 2018 offer and enrollment in health insurance coverage. The information on these forms indicates that the participant and any spouse or dependent were offered coverage and the respective enrollments, if any, for each month during 2018.
On August 22, 2018, SB 3046 was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner, amending legislation to allow former CIP members and dependents who previously opted-out of their health benefits plan, to be allowed to opt-back-in during an open enrollment period or other qualifying enrollment opportunity. This law is effective immediately. (08/23/2018)
The FY19 Benefit Choice Open Enrollment period has closed and members who changed insurance providers should be receiving new insurance cards. If you have not yet received your insurance cards, please contact your
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).
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.
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.