The State of Illinois offers annuitants and survivors under the State Employees Group Insurance Program a Medicare Advantage healthcare program called Total Retiree Advantage Illinois (TRAIL). This program provides eligible members and their covered dependents comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage through Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans (commonly referred to as “MAPD” plans). The group insurance program also includes vision coverage through EyeMed and optional dental coverage through Delta Dental.
All Illinois counties have an HMO and PPO option. Retirees, annuitants and survivors residing outside Illinois may elect the PPO option available nationwide.
Hearing Instrument and Related Services Benefit
Beginning January 1, 2020, TRAIL MAPD enrollees will be able
to receive a $2,500 per hearing instrument and related services benefit
every 24 months for
ALL individuals (not just those who are 65 and older),
when a hearing care professional prescribes a hearing instrument. Be sure
to contact your health plan for additional details.
Look for additional information regarding active employee and non-MAPD retiree
hearing benefit coverage which will be provided closer to the FY21 Benefit Choice
enrollment period next May.
Any Required and supporting documentation you may have, may be uploaded online or faxed (toll-free) 844-676-1725. (09/27/2017)
Last Updated 10/29/2019