Information about these and other benefits is available
by contacting the Benefits Center, 807 S. Wright St., Suite 480; 333-3111;
or visit the Web site, http://hrnet.uihr.uillinois.edu/benefits/benhome.html.
Open enrollment for university plans runs through Nov. 7
Term life and AD&D insurance
Employees at the UI may enroll for term life insurance coverage (administered
by ReliaStar, formerly Northwestern National Life), and accidental death
and dismemberment coverage (sponsored by CNA Life Insurance Co.) through
The open-enrollment period provides eligible employees with the opportunity
to enroll in or to increase their current coverage without being required
to answer health-related questions or provide evidence of insurability.
Faculty and staff members are eligible to participate in either of these
plans provided they are covered under the state health-insurance program.
Enrollment information for ReliaStar term life will be mailed to the homes
of eligible faculty and staff members. CNA enrollment information is available
at the Benefits Center.
Coverage amounts available during the open enrollment period include:
- Employee term life insurance
$10,000, $20,000 or $30,000 with the monthly premium based on age at the
time of enrollment and guaranteed for three years. Spouse coverage is available
subject to evidence of insurability. Coverage for dependent children also
can be purchased for $5,000 or $10,000 for a fixed monthly premium.
- Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
Employee only or family coverage may be purchased in amounts ranging from
$25,000 to $300,000. The monthly premium is based on the selected benefit
amount regardless of age. Included with this plan at no additional cost
is emergency assistance services when traveling outside the United States.
Long-term disability insurance
Enrollment packets for long-term disability insurance recently were distributed
to the campus addresses of faculty and staff members. The plan is designed
to supplement the State University Retirement System (SURS) disability benefit.
It will guarantee a level 66 2/3 percent of covered salary benefit by supplementing
the SURS 50 percent of salary benefit or by paying its benefit when one
may not be available from SURS. Persons who should consider this plan:
- Employees with less than two years of service. (No benefits are available
for an illness disability until an individual has been a SURS participant
for two years).
- Employees with few years of service whose SURS benefit may be exhausted
in a short period. (SURS benefits are paid until total benefits paid equal
one-half the individual's earnings while participating in the system.)
- Any employee concerned about the adequacy of the SURS 50 percent of
Enrollment in the plan is guaranteed regardless of health condition during
the open enrollment period; however, a pre-existing condition limitation
could be applicable to disabilities occurring within the first two years
More information about the long-term disability plan will be provided
at the following sessions:
- Oct. 20: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or noon, Illini Union Room A.
- Oct. 21: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or noon, 101 Armory Building.
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