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Benefits Information

Use the resources below to learn more about the benefits available to you as a University of Illinois System employee.

New Hire Benefits Overview Webinar

Employees have 30 calendar days from their hire or benefit eligibility date to elect health, dental, life, and dependent coverage or make an election to opt out, if full-time, or waive coverage, if part-time. These insurance and SURS webinars are held online and you can join from your home or office.

Benefits Job Aids

For Units: Benefits Enrollment Timeline for Eligible New Hires and Newly Eligible Employees
The state benefits enrollment window for eligible new hires and newly eligible employees is 30 calendar days. If the enrollment deadline is missed, the employee will default to the Quality Care health and dental plans, and their dependents will not be covered.

State Benefits Enrollment for Eligible New Hires and Newly Benefits Eligible Employees
The enrollment window for state benefit plans is 30 calendar days from the date of benefit eligibility. Due to communications among multiple parties in this process, it's critical that you complete your required steps as soon as possible.

Qualifying Events: How to Change Your State Benefit Plan Selections to support Life Events
University of Illinois System employees are only allowed to make changes to their state of Illinois benefit plans during the annual Benefit Choice period or when they experience a qualifying life event, such as the birth of a child.

Additional Resources

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