workers compensation


As a state entity, Eastern Illinois University is covered by the Tristar Risk Enterprise Management Inc., a third -party administrator. Tristar has the statutory responsibility to administer the workers' compensation program for State of Illinois employees.

Pursuant to Public Act 97-895, the administration of the State Employee Workers' Compensation Program is being transitioned to a third party administrator. A competitive procurement was conducted and an administrator, Tristar Risk Enterprise Management Inc., was selected. Tristar is an experienced third party administrator that provides claims administration services to corporate and governmental entities across the United States.

Effective March 16, 2013, there is a new phone number for reporting all new reports of injury that may result in a workers' compensation claim. It is:


Existing claims will be transitioned to Tristar in the coming months. Each employee who has a claim currently pending will receive an individual letter sometime in the next few months with information regarding their new claim contact.   

The Department of Human Resources has been assigned coordinator duties to assure as smooth a process as possible when filing a workers' compensation claim.

Workers' Compensation Coordinator at EIU          

Paula Embry, WCC

Human Resources

2010 Old Main

Eastern Illinois University                      

Office: 217-581-7835

Fax: 217-581-3614