The TRAIL Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) Open Enrollment Period for the 2020 plan year was held October 15 - November 15, 2019. 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.
Recorded version of the TRAIL Seminar
Retirees and survivors who became eligible for the TRAIL MAPD Program over the past year received 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 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 did not need to do anything. However, if you wanted to make any changes to your current TRAIL MAPD coverage for the 2020 plan year, you were 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 were allowed to be made prior to the October 15, or after the November 15, 2019 Enrollment Period.
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.