The University offers a growing variety of additional benefits and discounts for employees, including:
The Department of Central Management Services (CMS) provides the Adoption Benefit Program to assist State of Illinois employees who adopt. To encourage adoption, especially of children who traditionally wait longer for families, the Adoption Benefit Program will reimburse eligible employees for some adoption expenses.
For further information regarding eligibility, benefit amounts, expense reimbursement, and documentation requirements, please review:
Questions regarding the Adoption Benefit Program should be direction to the Department of Central Management Services at (800) 442-1300 or (217) 782-2548. For TDD/TTY, please call (800) 526-0844.
For general questions concerning adoption, please contact the Adoption Information Center of Illinois at (800) 572-2390.
Illinois State University is proud to be part of a community recognizing and rewarding our faculty and staff with discounted products and services.
Illinois State University has contracted with various travel service providers to bring you great rates when traveling for business purposes.
Illinois State University recognizes same and opposite-sex domestic partnerships.
For an overview of the benefits extended to domestic partners, please review:
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are offered for eligible medical (MCAP) or dependent (DCAP) care expenses and are administered by ConnectYourCare.
The Flexible Spending Accounts are available to Illinois State University employees who are:
Flexible Spending Accounts feature:
For more information about Flexible Spending Accounts, please review:
The BrightStart and College Illinois plans are tax-advantaged programs designed to help save for college expenses. Enrollment information on these programs is provided in every new hire benefit packet.
For more information on investing and plan details, please visit:
Health Promotion and Wellness serves the faculty, staff, students, and retirees of Illinois State University as the campus resource for health and wellness with the goal of achieving a thriving and engaged campus.
The Sick Leave Bank serves as a depository into which participating employees may donate accrued sick leave time for allocation to other participating employees. The purpose of the bank is to alleviate the hardship caused if catastrophic illness or injury forces the employee to exhaust all sick leave time earned by that employee and thereby lose compensation.
The Smoking Cessation Program provided through the Department of Central Management Services is available to group insurance members and their enrolled dependents. The program provides a rebate toward the cost of a smoking cessation program.
Questions regarding the Smoking Cessation Program should be directed to the Department of Central Management Services at (800) 442-1300 or (217) 782-2548. For TDD/TTY, please call (800) 526-0844.
Employees may also contact their group health plan administrator directly to find out about additional smoking cessation benefits offered by the plan. To contact the group health plan administrator, employees should either logon as a member to the plan's website or call the phone number on the back of the insurance card.
Work-at-home situations can be established when circumstances are deemed appropriate for a non-faculty employee of the University to perform assigned responsibilities in a non-campus, non-University affiliated environment.