The State of Illinois offers members of the Teachers' Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP) a 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).
All Illinois counties have an HMO and PPO option. Members residing outside Illinois may elect the PPO option available nationwide.
The TRAIL MAPD Open Enrollment period begins October 16 and runs through November 16, 2017. Online or phone enrollment can only be processed during that time period. The effective date of the new plan will be January 1, 2018
. You should receive your TRAIL MAPD Decision Guide for Plan Year 2018 in the mail by the first week of October (2017). 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, contact MyBenefits (toll-free) 844-251-1777 or MyBenefits.illinois.gov
Any Required and supporting documentation you may have, may be uploaded online or faxed (toll-free) 844-676-1725. 09/27/17