The Fiscal Year 2017 Benefit Choice Period is May 1 through May 31, 2016, for SURS active members as well as annuitants and survivors not enrolled in the Medicare Advantage 'TRAIL' Program. This is the only time of the year, other than when you experience a "qualifying change in status," that you may change your coverage.
If you would like to make changes to your benefit plan, you must complete the Benefit Choice Form (see below) and return it to SURS by May 31, 2016. Elections will be effective July 1, 2016. If you do not want to make changes to your insurance benefits, do NOT complete the form.
You should carefully review your particular Benefit Choice Options Book (see below) in order to fully understand your coverage options and to make an informed decision regarding your election.
Each Benefit Choice Option Book includes: a list of changes that you may make during the election period, health plan descriptions, a health plan coverage map by county and monthly contribution costs.
If you need further information about your Benefit Choice options you may visit www.benefitschoice.il.gov.
Mail your Benefit Choice Forms to SURS, P.O. Box 2710, Champaign, IL 61825 or fax to 217-378-9800.