Insurance benefits are offered through the State of Illinois and various outside vendors. Employees eligible for group coverage can select from several options for health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability.
Employees appointed to positions of less than 100 percent should review the part-time employee insurance coverage information to determine coverage availability and premium rates.
Eligibility is defined by the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971 (5 ILCS 375/1 et seq.) or as hereafter amended (Act), and by such policies, rules and regulations as shall be promulgated thereunder.
For an explanation of the criteria employees must meet to be eligible to participate in the Group Insurance Program, please review the "Eligibility Requirements" section of the Benefits Handbook located in the "Insurance Resources" box.
If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Office of Human Resources.
Illinois State University participates in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). Employees may not be eligible to participate in SURS if they hold a certain visa and have not yet established residency status for tax purposes. F1 and J1 visa holders generally fall in this category. You are encouraged to contact the Payroll Office at (309) 438-3106 for assistance in determining your eligibility.
At the time you are a resident alien for tax purposes, you will be eligible to participate in SURS, and you will then be eligible to participate in the Group Insurance Program as of the residency change date that you become a resident alien. Until that time, insurance can be purchased through your own arrangements. Information is available about short term insurance policies in the Office of International Studies and Programs, Fell Hall, room 308. Contact: (309) 438-5276 or visit the International Studies website.
Note: "Resident Alien for tax purposes" is different than "Resident Alien for immigration purposes."