The TRAIL Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) Open Enrollment Period for the 2019 plan year was held October 15 - November 15, 2018. Informational seminars were 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 were 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 of the October 25, 2018 TRAIL seminars are available:
TRAIL Live Presentation by CMS
MyBenefits Live Presentation by Morneau Shepell
TRAIL Webinar Material PowerPoint Slide Presentation from the Seminars:
Retirees and survivors who became eligible for the TRAIL MAPD Program over the past year 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 received 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 did not need to do anything. However, if you wish to make any changes to your current TRAIL MAPD coverage, you were allowed to complete your changes online at MyBenefits.illinois.gov or contact MyBenefits (toll-free) 844-251-1777. No elections can be made prior to the October 15 Enrollment Period. The Enrollment Period has closed for 2019.
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.