NCPERS open enrollment through Nov. 30, 2020

The State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) offers a voluntary life insurance plan to its members through the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS). Coverage is guaranteed with no medical questions asked. It provides important financial protection for you and your family with a premium of only $16 per month.

SERS is offering an open enrollment period for the voluntary group life insurance coverage to our actively working members. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the enrollment period is earlier this year and you can enroll anytime now through November 30, 2020.

There is no guarantee that another enrollment period will be offered in the future, and you can only enroll while actively working.

You can access an enrollment/beneficiary form by going to



SERS disability benefits

If you become disabled and are unable to perform the duties of your position, you may qualify for SERS disability benefits. SERS provides occupational and nonoccupational disability benefits to partially replace your income while you are disabled, and you continue to earn SERS service credit during the period of disability. You must apply with SERS in order to qualify for these benefits.

Please refer to the SERS website at for application instructions. You may also contact your Retirement Coordinator or SERS at 217-785-7444 for additional assistance in applying for disability benefits. Information regarding your benefit eligibility and estimated amount of your SERS disability benefits can be found in your June 30, 2020 benefit statement.