If you are a University of Illinois retiree who is Medicare-eligible, then you should be aware of the Fall Open Enrollment period for the CMS Medicare Advantage insurance plan. This is called the “Total Retiree Advantage Illinois” or “TRAIL” Program. The Fall Open Enrollment Period start date is October 15, and ends November 15, 2014. Coverage elections and changes will be effective January 1, 2015.
Please see the CMS website for resources and information about the TRAIL Program:
If you have questions about the TRAIL Program and Fall Open Enrollment, visit http://surs.org or call SURS at 800-ASK-SURS (800-275-7877) or in the Urbana-Champaign area at 217-378-8800.
Please note that the University Payroll & Benefits office is not able to assist with these questions, but SURS will be happy to assist you.