Health insurance benefits are immediately available to Eastern Illinois University’s full-time faculty and staff members. This includes medical, vision, and an option for dental insurance. (Part-time faculty and staff also have the option for coverage in some cases but at different out-of-pocket costs). The insurance providers are determined by the state of Illinois, but there are a few to choose from to best fit the needs of the employee and his or her family. For more information regarding providers, costs, and specific coverage, please click on the Benefits health providers link.