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The State Department of Central Management Services (CMS) has announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Benefit Choice enrollment period will begin May 1 and end May 31, 2019. FY 2020 Benefit Choice elections will be effective July 1, 2019. 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 each year.
Beginning on May 1, 2019, reference materials will be available on the Benefit Choice web page at https://go.uillinois.edu/BenefitChoice.
- Benefit Choice booklet
- Benefit Choice flyer
Benefit Choice Changes and Information:
- The only* changes for FY 2020 are:
- MCAP plan year contribution limit is increasing from $2,650 to $2,700
- The State paid portions of the health and dental insurance premiums are expected to increase; therefore, part-time employees’ health and dental costs are likely to increase. Part-time rates will be available in MyBenefits on May 1.
- You will make changes on MyBenefits at https://MyBenefits.illinois.gov
- Documentation required for opt out and adding dependents is due by June 10, 2019
Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP)
- You MUST re-enroll in MCAP for the new plan year in order to qualify for the rollover provision. Those who do not re-enroll will forfeit any remaining balance that may be eligible for rollover.
- The maximum plan year rollover amount will remain at $500.
- This provision does not apply to DCAP accounts.
- Eligible expenses must be incurred during the period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.
- You will have until September 30, 2020, to submit claims.
FY 2020 Premiums for Full-Time Employees:
Full-time employee and dependent premiums will remain the same for this Benefit Choice Period.
You are encouraged to use in-network providers to receive the best health plan benefit. Using out-of-network providers will significantly increase your out-of-pocket medical costs. View “Out-of-Network Providers” communication for further information.
See instructions to access MyBenefits at http://go.uillinois.edu/MyBenefitsRegister or https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/segip/mybenefitsFAQ
Changes you can make include:
- Change State health and life insurance coverage
- Opt into the State group health insurance plan
- Opt out of the State group health insurance plan with documentation reflecting proof of non-state health coverage
- Opt into or opt out of the State dental plan
- Part-time employees may waive or elect coverage
- You may also add or drop dependents. (documentation is required when adding dependents)
- Opt out and dependent documentation must be uploaded to MyBenefits on or before June 10, 2019
- 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, 2019 to June 30, 2020
- The plan administrator will remain as ConnectYourCare (CYC)
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 contact University Payroll & Benefits.
*Reminder to employees: State benefits are not changing at this time due to ongoing negotiations and litigation at the State level. Please note the following text in the Benefit Choice book:
The health plan options outlined in this Benefit Choice book are subject to change pending final resolution of the collective bargaining process and litigation arising from that process. If that process results in significant changes in plan designs, benefit levels, or premiums, a second Benefit Choice Period may be held for any members impacted by such changes. If a second Benefit Choice Period is held, members will have the opportunity to change plans at that time with updated information. For the latest information, please continue to visit MyBenefits.illinois.gov and Benefitschoice.il.gov.