BASIC TERM LIFE INSURANCE PLAN If you have questions about any of the benefits plans Provided at no cost by the State of Illinois to all benefits described, additional information can be found at the eligible employees in an amount equal to their annual following web site: salary. http://www.uihr.uillinois.edu/panda-cf/benefits/ VOLUNTARY TERM LIFE INSURANCE / AD&D More comprehensive information about each benefit Additional Life Insurance and Accidental Death & plan can be found in the individual plan booklets and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is available for brochures that are available upon request. purchase through either the State or University plans. Additionally, the Human Resources Service Center HR|Administration State of Illinois Plan is available to review the programs with you and to • Additional Life insurance up to eight times your answer your specific questions. annual salary, and Life insurance for your spouse and/or children may be purchased. • AD&D insurance equal to five times your annual salary. (Spouse and child AD&D insurance is not available.) HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICE CENTER Highlights of Benefits Response Line University Plan Toll-free: 1-866-669-HRSC (4772) Employee Benefits • Additional term life insurance for yourself, your C-U Area: 217-265-5620 spouse, and/or your children. Voice mail available after hours. • A separate AD&D plan for yourself, your spouse, Customer Service Office Hours and/or your children. Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. VOLUNTARY LONG TERM CARE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Optional coverage is available for eligible employees Fax: 217-244-3135 and their spouse, parents, parents-in-law, and for retirees. TUITION BENEFITS This brochure only briefly describes the employee benefits Employees in trainee, apprentice, learner, provisional, available at the University of Illinois. Complete information or status appointments of 50% time or more; academic on benefits eligibility, costs, and coverage may be obtained employees who hold an appointment of 25% time or from the Human Resources Service Center. If there are any more; and retirees are eligible for tuition waiver differences between the information contained in this benefits. For children of current employees with at brochure and the official plan documents, the plan least seven years of service, a 50% tuition waiver may documents will govern. The benefits described in this be available for up to four years at an Illinois state brochure may be changed, modified, or eliminated at any institution of higher education, depending on length time. Receipt of this brochure is not a promise or guarantee of service and appointment status. of employment. FACULTY / STAFF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Provides personal, professional, and confidential assistance to all faculty, staff, academic professionals, and their household members who are experiencing This publication will be made available in an problems that interfere with their ability to work or alternative format upon request. Please contact their well being. The assistance program is available the Office of Human Resources at to help clarify issues, identify resources, and offer email@example.com or 217-333-2590. follow-up assistance as needed. 9/05 The University of Illinois values the health FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS RETIREMENT PLAN – STATE UNIVERSITIES and financial security of every employee. A Save tax dollars while reducing your out-of-pocket RETIREMENT SYSTEM (SURS) comprehensive set of State of Illinois and expenses - pay eligible health care and dependent care Participation is required for eligible employees. Your University group benefits programs are expenses with before-tax dollars. contribution - 8% of gross earnings - is automatically provided with enrollment options intended to • Medical Care Assistance Plan: Contribute up to deducted from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis. SURS offer flexibility - in both plan selection and $5,000 pre-tax dollars per year for medical, dental, offers three retirement plan choices: level of coverage - to maximize the value of vision, and other eligible expenses not covered • Traditional Benefit Package (Defined Benefit Plan) your benefits. by your health care plan. • Portable Benefit Package (Defined Benefit Plan) • Dependent Care Assistance Plan: Contribute up • Self-Managed Plan (Defined Contribution Plan) WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS? to $5,000 pre-tax dollars per year per household Note: U of I employees eligible for SURS are not covered • University employees with an appointment of for the expenses of caring for your dependents. by federal Social Security; consequently no Social 50% time or more for at least nine months, and Security taxes are withheld from earnings. However, persons hired on or after April 1, 1986, are subject to eligible for participation in the State Universities withholding of the federal Medicare tax, which amounts Retirement System (SURS). to 1.45% of gross salary. • When applicable, dependent children of OPTIONAL TAX DEFERRED RETIREMENT employees until age 19, or until age 23 if full- PLANS time students. You may elect to direct part of your pay on a pre-tax MEDICAL PLANS basis to investments intended to build a personal A choice in plans lets you select the coverage that PAID TIME OFF retirement fund. best meets your needs and those of your family. The University of Illinois understands your time away • University’s 403(b) Tax Deferred Retirement Plan, • Quality Care Health Plan (QCHP): A traditional from the job is important to you and provides the which includes fixed and variable annuity indemnity plan. following paid time off benefits (eligibility for each accounts with insurance companies and mutual benefit will vary depending on your type of position fund families. • Managed Care Plan: Depending on your location, appointment): • State’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, which you may have a choice of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) or an Open Access Plan • Holidays - Generally nine paid holidays each includes a guaranteed interest account and several (OAP). fiscal year and two additional floating holidays. individual mutual funds. • Vacation - Vacation time varies based on your type DENTAL PLAN DISABILITY INCOME PLAN of position and years of service. Academic You and your dependents enrolled in any of the Basic disability benefits for University employees Professional employees may earn up to 24 days health plans are eligible for dental coverage. The are provided through SURS. per year. Staff employees may earn up to 28 days Quality Care Dental Plan (QCDP) offers the flexibility per year, depending on length of service. VOLUNTARY SUPPLEMENTAL LONG TERM to select any dentist. • Sick Leave - May be used for illness of, injury to, DISABILITY PLAN or need to obtain medical or dental consultation An optional supplemental plan may be purchased VISION CARE PLAN for the employee, the employee’s spouse, children, by benefit-eligible employees. You and your dependents enrolled in any of the parents, or members of the household. Amount of health plans are automatically provided this benefit sick leave will depend on your type of position U.S. SAVINGS BONDS at no cost. The Vision Care Plan includes partial appointment. Federal Series I or Series EE Savings Bonds are coverage for eye exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, available through the convenience of payroll or contact lenses. • Parental Leave - Up to two weeks per academic deduction. year, immediately following the birth, adoption, DOMESTIC PARTNER BENEFIT or foster placement of a child. This is in addition to ADOPTION ASSISTANCE Benefits eligible employees in same-sex domestic any sick or vacation leave used. The State of Illinois Adoption Assistance program partnerships may be eligible to receive a • Bereavement Leave - Up to three days for will reimburse eligible expenses up to $1,500. reimbursement for part of their partner’s health bereavement time and to attend the funeral upon insurance premium expenses. the death of a member of the employee’s family.
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