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.
Part time employees who work at least 50 percent for 9 months or 100 percent for at least 4.5 months, are eligible to participate in the State Employees' Group Insurance Program.
Please refer to the Insurance Eligibility Matrix below to determine insurance benefits eligibility.
New part time employees must complete the Part Time Employee Election/Waiver of Group Insurance Participation form. Failure to complete this form will result in automatic enrollment in the Quality Care Health and Dental Plans with no dependent coverage. Employees may elect to participate in the group insurance health and dental coverage voluntarily. Vision coverage is provided at no cost to employees participating in the health program.
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 a Benefits Counselor at (309) 438-8311.
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. F-1 and J-1 visa holders generally fall into this category. Employees who are non-U.S. citizens are encouraged to contact Payroll at (309) 438-3106 for assistance in determining their eligibility.
At the time an individual is a resident alien for tax purposes, they will be eligible to participate in SURS and will then be eligible to participate in the Group Insurance Program as of the residency change date that they become a resident alien. Until that time, insurance can be purchased through an individual’s 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."