Total Retiree Advantage Illinois (TRAIL) Program


The TRAIL Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) Open Enrollment Period for the 2020 plan year will be held October 15 - November 15, 2019.  Informational seminars will be held statewide to give eligible retirees and survivors an opportunity to learn about the Total Retiree Advantage Illinois (TRAIL) Program.  A list of seminar dates and locations will be mailed to you if you are eligible this year for TRAIL.  Topics included eligibility criteria and an explanation of the benefits provided through the Program.
 

TRAIL Webinar Recordings this year's TRAIL seminars will be forthcoming.

 
Retirees and survivors who became eligible for the TRAIL MAPD Program over the past year will 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 will receive a mailer 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 for the 2020 plan year, you will be allowed to complete your changes online at MyBenefits.illinois.gov or contact MyBenefits (toll-free) 844-251-1777 between October 15-November 15, 2019. No elections will be allowed to be made prior to the October 15 Enrollment Period.
 
 

College Insurance Program Medicare Retirees and Survivors

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.

State of Illinois Medicare Retirees and Survivors

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.

Teachers' Retirement Insurance Program Medicare Retirees and Survivors

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.

 

Updated 08/19/19