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Employee Benefits Overview

Eastern Illinois University employees are offered a variety of State of Illinois benefits administered by the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS). Benefit elections are made online at MyBenefits

Employee Benefits

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription Drug
  • Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • State Universities Retirement System 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Discounts

Read about your benefits here, Benefits Choice Booklet


 Contact CMS fpr assistance with the following:

  • Premium Collections
  • Group Insurance
    • Benefits & Claims
    • Medicare Coordination of Benefits
    • Transations & Eligibility 
    • Premium & Optional Tax Programs
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Risk Management


CMS Contact Information
Phone Number 1-800-442-1300
Option 1 Premium Collections
Option 2 Group Insurance
  Option 1 Benefits & Claim Support
  Option 2 Medicare Coordination of Benefits
  Option 3 Transactions & Eligibility
  Option 4 Premium & Optional Tax Programs
    Option 1 Analysis & Resolution
    Option 2 Optional Tax Programs (FSA, Flex, MCAP, DCAP, Commuter Savings)
    Option 3 Premium Collections and COBRA
  Option 5 Local Government
Option 3 Deferred Compensation
Option 4 Risk Management



Contact MyBenefits for assistance with the following:

  • Problems logging in
  • Resetting your password
  • Advice on state plan options – what plan is best for me?
  • Help verifying enrollment, dependents, documentation
  • Help making qualifying event changes
  • Flexible spending account (MCAP and DCAP) enrollment


MyBenefits Contact Information
Customer Service Hours Monday-Friday 8am-6pm CST
Phone Number Toll-free 1-844-251-1777
Address 134 N LaSalle St, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60622



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Contact Information

Benefits Office

Old Main Room 2020
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston IL, 61920

Fax: 217-581-3614

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