University of Illinois System

SEGIP Health/Vision and Dental

The State of Illinois Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) health insurance plan is available to both University of Illinois employees who meet the eligibility criteria and their eligible dependents. SEGIP health insurance is a State benefit which requires participation by all eligible full-time employees. Part-time employees may elect to waive health insurance coverage. Full-time employees may elect to opt out of the health, dental, and vision coverage with proof of enrollment in another comprehensive health plan.

You may enroll in or make changes to your SEGIP health/vision and dental benefits during your first 30 calendar days of employment in an eligible position, during the annual Benefit Choice period, or within 60 calendar days after an eligible qualifying event.

NOTE: Although your employment status may be classified as full-time, your eligibility for the State Employee Group Insurance Program could be classified as part-time based on an annual review of hours worked conducted by Central Management Services (CMS).

Unprotected dock time (e.g., unapproved absences, unpaid personal leave, suspension) greater than 30 days during the audit period (June 1 – May 31 each year) will result in this change to part-time status for State group insurance purposes (effective 9/1). In this case, you will be responsible for a portion of the State’s contribution to your group insurance premium cost in addition to your employee contribution. For additional details, refer to the following sections of the State Employee Benefits Handbook: Eligibility Requirements beginning on page six, Contribution Payment beginning on page 17, and Time Away from Work beginning on page 20.


Premium & Coverage Schedules

Monthly paid employees are paid for work performed from the 16th of one month to the 15th of the next month. Insurance premiums deducted from each month's check, however, pay for insurance coverage from the 1st day of the month to the last day of the month in which the check is issued. See the monthly deduction & coverage schedule.

Bi-weekly paid employees are paid for work performed during a two-week period. Insurance premiums are deducted from 24 checks with the first check of the year paying for coverage from January 1 through January 15. The second check of the year pays for insurance coverage from January 16 through January 31, and so on. When there are three pay checks in a month, the third check is a "no deduction" check and insurance premiums are not deducted from that check. See the bi-weekly deduction & coverage schedule.

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