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Administrative and professional employee benefits are summarized into four categories (click to expand).  Links to the necessary forms are also included. For your convenience, a condensed PDF version of the information below is also available.

Basic Benefits

Health Insurance

All employees pay a monthly premium for their own coverage under any of the health plans. The premium amount is based on the employee’s annual salary. The cost of dependent coverage varies by the health plan selected.

Benefits Choice Booklet
State of Illinois Benefits Forms

Dental Insurance

Employees pay a monthly premium for their own and any dependent coverage under the Quality Care Dental Plan.

Dental Claim Form

Sample – Full time 100% employee with annual salary of $50,000



Employee & One Dependent

Employee & Two or More Dependents

Health Alliance HMO




Coventry HMO & OAP




Health Link OAP




Quality Health Care








Vision Insurance

Employees and their dependents enrolled in any of the health plans are automatically provided this benefit at no cost.

Basic Term Life Insurance

An amount equal to the employee’s annual salary is provided at no cost.

Life Insurance Beneficiary Form

Retirement Plan

Offered through the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). The employee’s contribution to the retirement plan – 8 percent of gross earnings – is automatically deducted from the paycheck. Contributions made to this plan are not subject to federal or state income taxes until funds are withdrawn following retirement.

State Universities Retirement System

Disability Plan

Disability benefits for University employees are provided through the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) at no additional cost. Supplemental long term disability benefits may also be selected.


Paid Time Off
University Holidays
Tuition and Fee Waivers

** Temporary employees receive tuition and fee waivers effective at the beginning of the second fiscal year.


Administrative and professional employees are eligible for a tuition waiver at Eastern Illinois University campus. An employee on a 100 percent time appointment is eligible to receive a waiver for a maximum of six credit hours per semester or two classes, whichever is greater. Part-time employees may also be eligible for this benefit, but at a reduced number of credit hours.

Faculty and A&P Tuition Waiver
Request for Job-Related Course Form
EIU and BOT Undergraduate Application Waiver
Graduation Fee Waiver
Graduate School Fee Waiver

Child of Employee

For children of current employees with at least seven years of service, a 50 percent tuition waiver may be available for up to four years at an Illinois state institution of higher education, depending on the employee’s length of service and appointment status.

Inter-institutional 50% Tuition Waiver for Children


Additional Benefits

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)Insurance

Additional Term Life Insurance, including spouse and/or child coverage

Adoption Assistance

Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their eligible dependents are provided counseling services through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Contact Benefit Services, 217-581-5825, for further details.

Flexible Spending Accounts

FSA Reimbursement Request Form

Smoking Cessation

Supplemental Long Term Disability

Supplemental Retirement Plans

Tax Deferred 403b Form
Deferred Compensation 457b Enrollment/Re-Enrollment Form 
Deferred Compensation 457b Change Form

U.S. Savings Bonds

Leave for Court Required Service

Leaves of Absence

Bereavement Leave

Family and Medical Leave / Military Leave

Summary of Administrative and Professional Benefits

This information is a summary of available benefits and should not be interpreted as policy. It is not intended in any way to replace or supplement a collective bargaining agreement. 


For information regarding any of the benefits listed above, please call the Benefits Office, 217-581-5825.