The Fiscal Year 2014 Benefit Choice Period is May 1 through May 31, 2013, for all SURS members. This is the only time of the year, other than when you experience a "qualifying change in status," that you may change your coverage.
College Insurance Plan
SURS benefit recipients may be eligible for the State of Illinois Group Insurance Plan or the College Insurance Program (CIP).
To be eligible for the State Group Health Plan, you must meet the minimum vesting requirement for service credit with a state university or an agency of the State of Illinois. Community Colleges are not state agencies. To be eligible for the CIP, you must have been a full-time employee of any SURS-participating Community College and eligible for benefits. City Colleges of Chicago do not participate in the CIP.