New benefit enrollment website launched by the state of Illinois
In September, Human Resources sent a message to all faculty and staff regarding the upcoming launch of a new benefits enrollment website by the Department of Central Management Services (CMS). That new site, mybenefits.illinois.gov, is now available for you to use to explore your benefit options as well as complete any changes to your benefit elections.
You can access the new website from your iPeople home page (Main Menu > Self Service > Benefits > CMS Benefits Portal).
PLEASE NOTE: Because this system is fully automated, it is imperative that you complete any updates to your benefits (life event changes) within the allotted time frame. As a general rule, changes must be requested and supporting documentation provided within 60 days of the event.
HR Benefits staff continue to work with CMS in an effort to make this new website experience a positive one for our employees. Employees who have questions about the information contained in the system or who have any difficulty completing a transaction in the new system are encouraged to contact Human Resources (438-8311) and speak to a Benefits staff member. Employees are also welcome to come to the HR office during office hours for assistance. Benefits staff are available Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
HR Benefits staff will be conducting training on the new website this spring prior to and during the annual Benefit Choice period. Dates and locations for that training will be provided along with your annual Benefit Choice materials.