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College Insurance Program (CIP) Benefit Plans

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Contact MyBenefits Service Center (toll-free) 844-251-1777 or 844-251-1778 (TDD/TTY) with questions on how to enroll, or about navigating MyBenefits.illinois.gov.

Representatives are available Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 6 PM CT.

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Benefit recipients who enroll in the College Insurance Program (CIP) receive health, prescription, vision, dental and behavioral health benefits for one monthly premium. Dependent beneficiaries can be enrolled in the program at an additional cost and will have the same health plan as the benefit recipient.

The various benefits offered to CIP participants are administered by plan administrators. Benefit recipients interested in changing their coverage elections may do so upon experiencing an eligible qualifying change in status and should contact the group insurance representative (GIR) at the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) for more information.

All available benefit plans and programs are explained in detail in the Member Handbook and Benefit Choice Options Booklet. Also included are amendments that update the handbook and a summary document indicating the benefit levels of the College Choice Health Plan (CCHP).

Whenever questions arise, plan participants have various resources they can use.  On the Contact Information page, members may view the phone number for the Group Insurance Division and links to the State Universities Retirement System's (SURS) insurance page and all of the CIP plan administrator websites.

Members may find answers to general CIP questions on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Information regarding what Medicare is and how it affects your group insurance coverage.  If you are enrolled in CIP and become eligible for Medicare, you must enroll in both Medicare Part A and Part B to avoid a reduction in the amount of benefits CIP will pay.

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