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Recent News:

457(b) Deferred Compensation Roth Option
  The new 457(b) Roth option rolls out January 1st.  Read more about it on Central Management Service's (CMS) website here!  Note:  An enrollment form will be required for anyone choosing the new Roth option, even if you were previously enrolled in the original plan.

Enrollment Form
Change Form
Note: Use Internet Explorer to open these forms if you are experiencing issues opening the files.  

403(b) contribution limits are unchanged for 2016
  Employees under age 50 can contribute $18,000.
  Employees over age 50 can contribute $24,000.


Eastern Illinois University employees are provided with a vast array of benefits. The Benefits Services staff is committed to providing excellent service to our employees. Benefits Services is responsible for all benefits, including:

  • Group health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life insurance
  • Disability and retirement benefits
  • Supplemental retirement plans (tax deferred)
  • Tuition and fee waiver benefits
  • Travel discounts

Please visit Central Management Services website for a preview of State of Illinois benefits, offered at our University.

Group insurance orientation sessions are provided to new employees in order to fully explain all benefits.