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State Employee Benefits

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Deferred Compensation

The State of Illinois Deferred Compensation Plan (“Plan”) is an optional 457(b) retirement plan open to all State employees. The payroll deferrals, together with any earnings, accumulate tax-deferred until the employee terminates service, dies, or incurs unforeseeable financial hardship. Contributions and earnings are not taxed by the State of Illinois.

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Group Insurance Benefits and Programs

This program provides health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to all full-time and eligible State employees of Illinois State government and the university system, along with retirees and annuitants who are eligible to participate in any of the five State retirement systems. Coverage also is extended to their eligible dependents. Active employees make premium contributions based on salary and plan selection.

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Medicare Retirees and Survivors of State of Illinois Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP)

The TRAIL Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) Program provides comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage through MAPD plans for Medicare-eligible members of the State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP), College Insurance Program (CIP), and Teachers’ Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP). These are Medicare-approved plans that combine the different parts of Medicare into one plan. Since these plans are a type of Medicare, enrollees must continue to pay federal Medicare premiums in order to remain enrolled in a TRAIL MAPD plan.

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BE WELL Illinois

The BE WELL Illinois program is available to assist you in improving your workplace wellbeing and focus on your physical, mental, financial, and social health as well. Discover the fun of finding ways to improve your health through activities, education, interactions and more. The Be Well Illinois webpage and Be Well Illinois Facebook page communicates upcoming wellness programs, delivers specific programs from our health partners, and offers tools and resources to create a healthy lifestyle.

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Risk Management Division

The Risk Management Division is responsible for the administration of workers compensation claims for work-related accidents of state employees. Additionally, it administers auto liability and insurance procurements for all property, casualty and liability expenses.