Welcome to Benefits

The State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) is the agency that administers the State Employees Group Insurance Programs. Full-time benefit eligible employees are able to participant in the provided health, dental, vision and life insurance plans. Part-time status employees working 50-99% may purchase the same coverage through the State by paying a proportionate share of the State’s cost. Eligible dependents of a Member may participate in the same health, dental and vision plan. Coverage begins the date of hire and therefore new-hires must attend the orientation scheduled by the Office of Human Resources/ Benefit’s Unit. Employee(s) may choose to Opt-Out of the State offered health and dental coverage (proof of other coverage not administered by CMS is required). Employees have an opportunity to make changes during the:

  • Annual Benefit Choice Period (May 1st - May 31st)
  • Experiencing a Qualifying Change in Family Status.

Refer to the State of Illinois Benefits Handbook to obtain additional information: www.benefitschoice.il.gov