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.
Emotional Muscle Part Two: How to Grow Resilient School-Age Kids and Become Stronger Parents
│ Wednesday, January 8
Join this webinar to
- Define emotional muscle and how it pertains to resilience
- Describe why it's essential for kids and teens to build their emotional muscle
- Learn ways to help kids and teens develop emotional muscle and bounce back from difficulties
Click Here to Register
Part One was previously offered in August. You may watch it on the link below:
Emotional Muscle: Part One: How to Grow Resilient Children and Become Stronger Parents
∙ Learn about child development through the concept of emotional muscle
∙ Learn how parents and children can grow together through different life stages to become stronger and more resilient
∙ Learn how to bounce back when bad things happen
Here is a link to the recording http://magellanhealth.adobeconnect.com/p8q6h3w4w0va/Previously aired Wednesday, August 14, 2019 :
Posted: December 20, 2019
Oh the weather outside is frightful, and the holiday season is so delightful, but with all those holiday festivities of sharing, hugs and Aunt Betty's kisses might have the flu bug celebrating the most this holiday season.
The flu virus is contagious and preventable. Be sure you're protected this holiday and winter season by getting vaccinated. If you think you don't need a vaccination, think again. It is anticipated that this flu season will be long and quite active. According to the CDC, cases of the flu start to rise in October, peak between December and February, and usually taper off around May. Here are a few myths and facts about flu vaccinations from our friends at Health Alliance: https://blog.healthalliance.org/flu-prevention-myths-vs-facts/
CMS cares about your health and wellbeing. Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Posted: December 17, 2019
December – Stress Free Holidays
Surviving the Holidays – Holiday Webinar
The holidays bring lots of joy, festivities and family, and shopping, and overdue bills and they are all rapidly approaching, are you ready? No? Well, take a deep breath. We know just how stressful the holidays can be because we've all been there, and sometimes, we could all just use a little help. That's why CMS is partnering with Magellan to bring you a "Surviving the Holidays" webinar presented by a certified counselor.
This webinar will be chock full of tips and practices to cope through grief or divorce, helping to set up a budget and learning the fine art of 'thrift-giving,' overcoming anxiety, overindulgences and other stressors often associated with the holidays. It is also free to all State of Illinois employees. Click this URL for Viewing: http://magellanhealth.adobeconnect.com/pl6kbyrbg72s/ for the webinar.
Posted: December 4, 2019
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 12/09/2019