Information about these and other benefits is available by contacting the Benefits Center, 807 S. Wright St., Suite 480; 333-3111.
A second open enrollment will be held Oct. 15 through Nov. 7 for employees to enroll in the supplemental long-term disability plan underwritten by Fortis Benefits and endorsed by the State Universities Retirement System.
The plan, designed to supplement SURS disability benefit of 50 percent of salary, features:
All faculty and staff members who are eligible for the university's health plans and who participate in SURS are guaranteed acceptance in the new plan without providing evidence of good health.
More information will be sent through campus mail. Coverage would be effective Jan. 1 with the first payroll deduction taken in December.
Employees with questions about the new plan may contact the Benefits Center at 333-3111 or attend any of the following information sessions:
The Benefits Center is sponsoring a Benefits and Health Information Fair for all UI faculty and staff members from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9 in Illini Rooms A, B and C in the Illini Union. Representatives from the university benefit plans will provide information to participants on the university's health, dental, vision and retirement plans. In addition, participants can have their cholesterol or blood pressure checked, get a health-risk assessment, body-fat analysis, nutrition check-up, fitness assessment or enjoy a relaxation massage and complimentary refreshments. All attending also are eligible for door prizes. WHMS (97.5) will be broadcasting live from 9 to 11 a.m. Employees may be released from work to attend the fair for up to one hour without loss of pay, department operations permitting, and with appropriate supervisory approval. The approved time with pay may be combined with the lunch period if requested by the employee.