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University and other state employees could be on the verge of losing the free health insurance received in retirement, as legislation to end the benefit was approved 31-20 in the state Senate and will go to Gov. Pat Quinn. Under the new plan contained within Senate Bill 1313, retired state employees, legislators, judges and university...
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In Springfield … The Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted to approve House Bill 3810, a bill that will eliminate the General Assembly Scholarship Program on Sept. 1, 2012. Senate President John Cullerton, who had picked up sponsorship of this bill, testified that this program was good overall and that it had helped many very deserving...
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Members of the Illinois House Executive Committee have approved SB 1313, which will move the legislation to the House floor for consideration. House Amendment 6 was filed on the bill last week, with House Speaker Michael Madigan picking up sponsorship. This amendment would do away with a state statute that has guaranteed government subsidies for...
NIU President John G. Peters
Most NIU employees will receive a 2.5 percent salary increment in the March 30 payroll, thanks to a March 1 vote of the Board of Trustees. The modest base increment is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012. Employees at the higher end of the salary curve will receive less than 2.5 percent. This month’s boost in...
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Administrators of NIU Health Services are reminding students of two important deadlines this month. Immunization Records The Illinois College Student Immunization Act and NIU policy requires all students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, who are enrolled in a class at the DeKalb campus to submit proof of state-required immunizations. Students must provide written...
Central Management Services has announced a Special Enrollment Period that will allow employees to switch their insurance coverage if they so desire. During the Special Enrollment Period, from Monday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 28, members wishing to change their health plan must complete the Special Enrollment Form, available on the benefits website, sign it...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is wise to receive a flu shot as soon as it is made available in your community: The flu season can begin as early as October, but commonly peaks in January or February. Flu vaccine provided in September will give protection throughout the season. Coordinated...
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In Springfield … Gov. Pat Quinn today signed Senate Bill 2185, known as the Illinois DREAM Act (now Public Act 97-0233). This act is intended to make college more affordable for undocumented immigrants. It allows anyone with a Social Security number to enroll in a state-administered college savings program. It also establishes an Illinois DREAM Fund Commission...
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The state of Illinois late Thursday announced that the Benefit Choice Election Period has been extended to Monday, June 20.  The previous Benefit Choice election deadline had been Friday, June 17.  Employees will have an opportunity to submit a new enrollment form and change their election until the close of business on Monday, June 20....
The state announced Thursday morning that it has  reached 90-day agreements with two more insurance carriers,  bringing the total number of choices available to eight. The new carriers are: PersonalCare HMO Carrier Code: AS FY2011 Map Applies, (800) 431-1211 (217) 366-5551 (TDD/TTY) PersonalCare OAP Carrier Code CH FY2012 Map Applies, (800) 431-1211 (217) 366-5551 (TDD/TTY) As a...
Late Wednesday afternoon Central Management Services notified NIU that the state has reached 90-day agreements with the following carriers: HealthLink OAP Health Alliance Illinois Health Alliance HMO As a result, Human Resource Services will now be able to accept enrollment forms with these selections. The state continues to investigate the possibility of 90-day agreements with...
Seal of the State of Illinois
The insurance situation for state of Illinois employees and annuitants remains in flux. Actions taken Tuesday, June 14, by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability have potentially opened the door to a flood of new options before the June 17 Benefits Choice deadline. Here is a recap of what is known at this time....
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