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Just a reminder -

The MyBenefits Portal and the MyBenefits Service Center  will be down
Wednesday,  September 8,   beginning at 6pm CT,   until
Monday,   September 13 at 8am CT. in order to facilitate an upgrade to the system.


Latest Retiree Life Insurance News (METLIFE)

As you are probably aware, METLIFE was awarded the contract to provide Life Insurance benefits to the State of Illinois Employees and Retirees.

Please read the attached PDF for a summary of what Metlife provides:  Metlife.pdf

Additional information can be found on the CMS website:  


Latest news relevant to Benefit Choice (05/28/2021)

AETNA and HSHS hospitals/doctors have just reached agreement for the next contractual period.
HSHS will now be accepting all State of Illinois AETNA-managed plans beginning July 1st.

Springfield Clinic is NOT accepting any Blue Cross State-of-Illinois plan, as of July 1st.

HSHS hospitals and doctors have lowered Blue Cross OAP to Tier-2, beginning July 1st.


Attention Springfield-area SEGIP enrollees -

The Springfield Clinic has made a significant change to their list of insurance providers accepted.
As of July 1st, 2021, Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) will no longer be considered as 'in-network'.
Further details are available at the Springfield Clinic website:  Springfield Clinic


Benefit Choice Presentation by CMS (RECORDING)

For those State of Illinois Retirees who are eligible to participate in the 2021 Benefit Choice period, CMS has provided a link to one of their Benefit Choice Seminar Presentations.

The slide presentation and audio are located at: FY22 Benefit Choice Seminar RECORDING.

A hard copy of the slides are available at: Presentation Slides

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