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:
The State of Illinois provides employees with IRS tax-favored Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) to stretch medical expense and dependent care dollars. ConnectYourCare is the plan administrator for the FSA Program. The Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP) allows members to pay eligible out-of-pocket medical, dental, prescription and vision expenses incurred during the plan year with tax-free dollars. The Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) allows members to pay eligible child and/or adult day care expenses incurred during the plan year with tax-free dollars.
Flexible Spending Accounts feature:
The Flexible Spending Accounts are available to Illinois State University employees who are:
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.
As a commitment to an employee's overall wellness, eligible plan participants are entitled to receive a rebate towards the cost of an approved weight loss program. The maximum rebate is $200 once every three plan years. Employees who utilize a weight loss program are eligible for the weight-loss benefit through the Department.
The weight loss benefit is available to all employees who are eligible for benefits under the State Employees Group Insurance Program. Active employees who opt out or waive health coverage under the Program are not eligible for this benefit, nor are dependents, retirees, annuitants or survivors.
The following services are not eligible for reimbursement unless they are an integral part of the weight loss program.
Send documentation to:
Weight Loss Benefit
DCMS Group Insurance Division
801 S. 7th Street
P.O. Box 19208
Springfield, IL 62794-9208
The Department of Central Management Services (Department) is the plan administrator for the weight loss benefit. Questions regarding the weight loss benefit should be directed to the Member Services Unit at 800-442-1300 or 217-558-4486.
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.