The TRAIL Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) Open Enrollment Period for the 2018 plan year will be October 16 - November 16, 2017. Informational seminars were held statewide to give eligible retirees and survivors an opportunity to learn about the Total Retiree Advantage Illinois (TRAIL) Program. Topics included eligibility criteria
and an explanation of the benefits provided through the Program.
A recording of the TRAIL MAPD Seminar from October 16, 2017 can be found here. A PowerPoint slide presentation is also available.
Retirees and survivors who became eligible for the TRAIL MAPD Program over the past year (i.e., became eligible for Medicare between October 2, 2016 and October 1, 2017) should receive a decision guide in the mail notifying them of their eligibility and the requirement to enroll or opt out of the coverage during the TRAIL MAPD Open Enrollment Period. All currently enrolled members should receive a flyer notifying you of any plan changes. Note: If you are currently enrolled in TRAIL MAPD, and wish to keep your coverage as is, you do not need to do anything. However, if you wish to make any changes to your current TRAIL MAPD coverage, you may complete your changes online at MyBenefits.illinois.gov or contact MyBenefits (toll-free) 844-251-1777.
This program provides medical, prescription, vision and dental insurance benefits for annuitants receiving a monthly benefit or annuity from the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) who prior to retiring, were an employee of an Illinois community college.
This program provides medical, prescription, vision, dental and life insurance benefits for certain former elected state officials and the employees under their jurisdiction, as well as retirees, annuitants and survivors of prior employees of state agencies, boards, commissions and universities.
This program provides medical and prescription insurance benefits for annuitants receiving a monthly benefit or annuity from the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) who prior to retiring, were an employee of an Illinois school district.