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Civil Service Benefits

Civil service 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.

Forms:

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.

Forms:

Dental Claim Form


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

Medical

Single

Employee & One Dependent

Employee & Two or More Dependents

Health Alliance HMO

$103.00

$216.00

$262.00

Coventry HMO & OAP

$103.00

$214.00

$259.00

Health Link OAP

$103.00

$229.00

$282.00

Quality Health Care

$127.00

$376.00

$414.00

Dental

$11.00

$17.00

$19.50

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.

Forms:

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 Contributions made to this plan are not subject to federal or state income taxes until funds are withdrawn following retirement.

Forms:

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

Tuition and Fee Waivers


Employee

Civil service employees are eligible for a tuition waiver at Eastern Illinois University as well as other Illinois state institutions of higher education. An employee on a 100 percent time appointment is eligible to receive a waiver for a maximum of six credit hours per semester at any other state institution. Part-time employees may also be eligible for this benefit, but at a reduced number of credit hours.

Forms:

Civil Service Tuition and Fee Waiver Application (Guidelines)
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 employee’s length of service and appointment status.

Forms:

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

Forms:

FSA Reimbursement Request Form

Smoking Cessation

Supplemental Long Term Disability

Supplemental Retirement Plans

Forms:

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 & Medical Leave Military Leave

 

Summary of Civil Service Benefits (pdf)

 

 

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.  If you have any questions please contact the Benefits Office.