workers compensation


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.

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.

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


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