FY2019 Benefit Choice

The Benefit Choice period will extend from May 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018 with benefit elections effective July 1, 2018.

During the annual Benefit Choice Period, members may change health plans, add or drop dental or dependent coverage, make changes in life insurance coverage, and other changes as noted on page 2 of the Benefit Choice Flyer. Employees are also reminded that they must re-enroll each year in the MCAP and/or DCAP programs and may enroll in the Sick Leave Bank during the Benefit Choice Period. 


All FY2019 Benefit Choice changes and elections are processed through the MyBenefits website. No paper enrollment forms will be accepted.

  • MyBenefits Service Center
  • Customer Service
    • Toll-free number: (844) 251-1777
    • TTY/TTD toll-free number: (844) 251-1778
  • Hours
    • Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CST 
NOTE: Computers are available in Human Resource Services
  • Although the MyBenefits website is also accessible via smartphone or tablet, Human Resource Services would like to remind employees without computer access that there are computers available in both Human Resource Services locations:
    • Main Office - 1515 W Lincoln Highway
    • Campus Service Center - Swen Parson 110


The following sources will provide details about available options as well as changes for FY2019.


  • How to navigate the MyBenefits website / elect benefits
    • MyBenefits Service Center (Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
      • (844) 251-1777
      • (844) 251-1778 (TTD/TTY)
  • General Assistance
    • Contact Human Resource Services at 753-6000
      • Maya Wilk-Siuba
      • Renee Bechtel
      • Liz Guess

DISCLAIMER: Human Resource Services provides this information as guidance to employees. All procedures, terms and conditions of the State benefit program are as provided by CMS and the State of Illinois. While we make every effort to assure the accuracy and completeness of this information, we recommend that employees directly access the information provided by CMS and the designated care providers who establish and maintain the official policies and procedures. Where possible, we have provided links to relevant websites for your convenience in accessing additional information and clarification.