SURS Logo

New Law Allows CIP Eligible Members to Opt Back Into Plan

New Law Allows CIP Eligible Members to Opt Back Into Plan

Printer-friendly versionPDF version
Posted: 
September 13, 2018
Health Insurance Image

On Aug. 22, 2018, SB 3046 was signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner, amending legislation to allow former Community College Insurance Program members and their dependents who previously opted-out of their health benefits plan,  to opt-back-in during an open enrollment period or other qualifying enrollment opportunity.  

For members who are eligible for the TRAIL Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plan, your next open enrollment opportunity is Oct. 15 - Nov.15, 2018. For non-MAPD members, your next open enrollment opportunity will be during the month of May 2019.

Members should contact SURS if they wish to enroll during the TRAIL open enrollment or due to a qualifying change in status. They may submit a signed letter with the reason for enrollment. Once eligibility has been established with Central Management Services (CMS) and MyBenefits, members will be able to enroll in coverage by calling the MyBenefits Service Center toll-free at 844-251-1777.

Please refer to the College Insurance Program (CIP) Handbook for qualifying enrollment opportunities.

Members who are currently enrolled in the Community College Insurance Program and wish to re-enroll a dependent will be required to contact the MyBenefit’s Service Center to enroll the dependent with coverage. 

Tags: