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State-sponsored Medicare Plan

The State of Illinois requested bids for a State-sponsored Medicare plan on June 21, 2013.  It is the goal of the State of Illinois, Department of Central Management Services to have a contract in place by October 1, 2013, which will allow an enrollment period to make elections which will be effective January 1, 2014.  One or more of the following options will be available choices for coverage for anyone who has Medicare as their primary coverage:

  • Medicare Advantage Plan
    • HMO
    • Nationwide PPO
  • Medicare Supplement

Once the contracts are in place, DCMS will schedule informational/educational seminars regarding the new health plan options for those retirees who will be affected. The locations and times of the seminars will be posted on this website once they are scheduled.

More information will be posted to this website as it becomes available.  Please check back often.


: At this time, members who have one or more dependents on their coverage who do not have Medicare as their primary coverage will not be required to change to one of the new Medicare plan options.