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The State Department of Central Management Services (CMS) has announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Benefit Choice enrollment period will begin May 1 and end May 31, 2022.
CMS is offering Virtual Benefit Choice Fairs throughout the month of May. See the last page of the Benefit Choice Booklet for the dates, times, and a link to attend a session (registration is not required). We encourage you to carefully consider the available options to choose the plan that best fits both your health and financial needs.
If you do not want to change health, dental, life or dependent coverage, your current elections will continue. Note: You must enroll or re-enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts each year.
Benefit Choice FY 2023 Changes
- Premiums for Health and Dental
- Employee and dependent cost will increase.
- Health plan premiums will be based on your annual salary as of March 1, 2022, and the health plan you select during this Benefit Choice Period. See pages 2 and 9 of the Benefit Choice Booklet for premium information.
- View Benefit Choice Booklet for copayment and deductible changes.
- Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP) FY2023 contribution limit is $2,850. The maximum dollar amount for the rollover of unused FY2022 funds into FY2023 with FY2023 re-enrollment is $550.
- Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) FY2023 contribution limit is $5,000. There is no rollover of unused FY2022.
- Health Savings Account (HSA) employee contribution limits will increase, depending on age and individual or family enrollment.
- New Purchasing Power program which offers a new way to buy computers, electronics and home appliances through the ease of payroll deduction is available through MyBenefits Plus.
- Upgraded Enrollment Tool allows you to see all plans you are eligible for along with the monthly cost.
- Note: We encourage you to confirm that your preferred providers participate in your chosen health plan each year.
Benefit Choice is your one chance per year (unless you experience a qualifying event) to:
- Change State health and life insurance coverage
- Opt into the State group health insurance plan
- Opt out of the State group health insurance plan
- Opt into or opt out of the State dental plan
- Part-time employees may waive or elect coverage
- Add or drop dependents. (documentation is required when adding dependents)
- Enroll or re-enroll in the Health Savings Account (HSA) employee contribution as a companion to Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP). You may not enroll in both an HSA and MCAP.
- Enroll or re-enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
- Re-enrollment is not automatic! You must re-enroll in Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) and/or Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP) to continue your pre-tax savings.
- Your enrollment in DCAP and/or MCAP is for the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
Resources and Assistance
Reference materials including the Benefit Choice booklet are available on the Benefit Choice web page at https://go.uillinois.edu/BenefitChoice.
For State of Illinois (CMS) benefits and help with logging in, enrolling, or making changes, contact the MyBenefits Service Center. You can also make State benefit changes by phone if you do not have computer or Internet access. Bilingual customer representatives are available:
- Phone: 844-251-1777 or TDD/TTY 844-251-1778
- Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday
For other benefits or questions about benefit eligibility, please review the information on the System HR Services website or create a service ticket or contact University Payroll & Benefits: UPB Service Portal