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May 24, 2017

Benefits Choice Period Ends May 31, 2017

Human Resource Services would like to remind employees that the annual Benefit Choice period for FY2018 will conclude on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  Employees wishing to make a change to their insurance must process the change on the MyBenefits Marketplace website before midnight on May 31, 2017.  Employees that participate in the Flexible Spending Account (MCAP and/or DCAP) program must re-enroll every year, and this enrollment will also need to be processed on the MyBenefits Marketplace website.  Additionally, employees must re-enroll in MCAP for the new plan year in order to qualify for the rollover.  Those who do not re-enroll will forfeit any amount eligible for rollover.  Below is the web address and contact information for MyBenefits Marketplace:

MyBenefits.illinois.gov
Customer Service toll free number:  1-844-251-1777
TTY/TTD toll free number:  1-844-251-1778
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST (during Benefit Choice)

Although online processing is encouraged, employees can call the MyBenefits Marketplace customer service phone number and a representative can process the enrollment on the employee’s behalf.

Documentation Deadlines

Any documentation required for requested changes must be uploaded to the MyBenefits Marketplace website by Monday, June 5, 2017, to ensure timely transmission to the carriers.  Any employee that has requested to increase their supplemental life insurance or add spouse life insurance must complete a Statement of Health form.  Statement of Health forms must be received by Minnesota Life by Friday, June 30, 2017 for review.  Employees needing assistance with uploading documents or mailing Statement of Health forms to Minnesota Life should contact the Insurance and Employee Benefits Office at (815) 753-6000.

Computers and Assistance Available in Human Resource Services

For the remainder of the Benefit Choice period, Human Resource Services will have computers and staff available to assist employees with questions and/or processing on the MyBenefits Marketplace website in both Human Resource locations (1515 W Lincoln Highway and Swen Parson 110).  Assistance will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily in each location.   

Questions

Employees with questions regarding this announcement or for further assistance can call 753-6000 to connect to Maya Wilk-Siuba, Renee Bechtel, or Liz Guess.