Local Government Health Plan (LGHP) Benefit Plans

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Tackling Life's Challenges with Resilience and Grit

Ever wonder what gives some people the ability to recover from hardship and reach their long-term goals, while others struggle? The answer might be resilience and grit.

Join us for this one-hour webinar, brought to you by Magellan Healthcare. You will learn the meaning of resilience and grit, characteristic of people with these traits, benefits to building these skills, and ways you can improve your resilience and grit.

January 23, 2020 from 12-1 p.m.

 URL: http://magellanhealth.adobeconnect.com/rcfrbigl903p/


Phone 1-719-234-7800

Participant Code: 993237

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Posted January 3, 2020

As we enter the new year and new decade, add another item to your 2020 Wellness goal-setting. 

Take better care of your eyes. Did you know that regular eye exams can detect early signs of certain chronic health conditions?
Ensure your vision and health is 20/20 in 2020 and beyond.  Live your Best Life and schedule your eye exam today.   

Read more about The Power of an Eye Exam for your overall Wellness.



Posted January 3, 2020 


Recorded Webinar

Emotional Muscle Part Two: How to Grow Resilient School-Age Kids and Become Stronger Parents │

  • Define emotional muscle and how it pertains to resilience
  • Describe why it's essential for kids and teens to build their emotional muscle
  • Learn ways to help kids and teens develop emotional muscle and bounce back from difficulties

Here is a link to the recording Previously aired Wednesday, January 8, 2020: 


Part One was previously offered in August.  You may watch it on the link below:

Emotional Muscle: Part One: How to Grow Resilient Children and Become Stronger Parents

∙ Learn about child development through the concept of emotional muscle

∙ Learn how parents and children can grow together through different life stages to become stronger and more resilient

∙ Learn how to bounce back when bad things happen

Here is a link to the recording Previously aired Wednesday, August 14, 2019:   http://magellanhealth.adobeconnect.com/p8q6h3w4w0va/

Amended: January 17, 2020

Oh the weather outside is frightful,

and the holiday season is so delightful, but with all those holiday festivities of sharing, hugs and Aunt Betty's kisses might have the flu bug celebrating the most this holiday season. 

The flu virus is contagious and preventable.  Be sure you're protected this holiday and winter season by getting vaccinated. If you think you don't need a vaccination, think again. It is anticipated that this flu season will be long and quite active. According to the CDC, cases of the flu start to rise in October, peak between December and February, and usually taper off around May.   Here are a few myths and facts about flu vaccinations from our friends at Health Alliance: https://blog.healthalliance.org/flu-prevention-myths-vs-facts/

CMS cares about your health and wellbeing.  Take care of your body.  It's the only place you have to live. 

Posted: December 17, 2019

December – Stress Free Holidays 

Surviving the Holidays – Holiday Webinar

The holidays bring lots of joy, festivities and family, and shopping, and overdue bills and they are all rapidly approaching, are you ready?  No?  Well, take a deep breath. We know just how stressful the holidays can be because we've all been there, and sometimes, we could all just use a little help. That's why CMS is partnering with Magellan to bring you a "Surviving the Holidays" webinar presented by a certified counselor. 

This webinar will be chock full of tips and practices to cope through grief or divorce, helping to set up a budget and learning the fine art of 'thrift-giving,' overcoming anxiety, overindulgences and other stressors often associated with the holidays. It is also free to all State of Illinois employees. Click this URL for Viewing: http://magellanhealth.adobeconnect.com/pl6kbyrbg72s/  for the webinar.

  • Stress Management - Katherine Evans    United Health Care


  • Silver Sneakers - Katherine Evans - United HealthCare


  • Managing your Stress for Health and Wellness  - Nicole - Magellan


  • Nutrition and Fitness - Eddy Rosales – Blue Cross Blue Shield


  • Maintaining Your Health Through the Holidays - Kena Hahn - Health Alliance


  • Holiday Blues - Julie Augustine - Health Link



 Posted: December 4, 2019

Members who enroll in the Local Government Health Plan (LGHP) receive health, prescription, dental, vision and behavioral health benefits. Dependents can be enrolled in the program at an additional cost and will have the same health plan and benefits as the member. 

The health, dental, vision and prescription benefits offered to LGHP participants are administered by various plan administrators. Members interested in changing their coverage elections may do so upon experiencing an eligible qualifying change in status and should contact their Health Plan Representative (HPR) for more information. 

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 Local Care Health Plan (LCHP).

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 LGHP and all of the LGHP plan administrator websites. Members may find answers to general LGHP questions on the Frequently Asked Questions page.


Members and Health Plan Representatives can complete and print group insurance forms.



Information regarding what Medicare is and how it affects your group insurance coverage.  


Last Updated 01/03/2020