Department of Risk Management

Risk Management
Room 1072
County Building
118 North Clark Street
Chicago
Illinois 60602-1304
(312) 603-6422

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Deanna Zalas
Director,
Risk Management

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Risk Management Services You are in the Employee Benefits Section Online Enrollnment Commonly Asked Questions

Cook County
Employee Benefits
2014 Benefits Year
The following provides information about your County-sponsored employee benefits.
Review these documents carefully and contact Risk Management or the benefit providers below for additional information as needed.

Benefits Newsletter
Spring 2014 NEW


Guide to the 2014 Benefits Year
Log In to Review Current Elections

2014 Open Enrollment Calendar

Benefits Enrollment/Change Form

Log in to the Online Benefits area to review your current benefit elections.
Also shows your current deduction rate calculations.
- Dependents
- Medical Elections
- Dental Elections
- Life Insurance Elections
- Flexible Spending Accounts

2014 Benefits Overview

- Medical Plans/Comparison of Medical Benefits
- Vision Plans
- Life Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Opting Out

2014 Open Enrollment Guide

Guide to Open Enrollment

Questions & Answers
- Getting Started
- Emergency Care/ Hospitalization
- Dependent/ Family Coverage
- Prescriptions
Employee Health Insurance Statements Frequently Asked Questions NEW
Information regarding health insurance payments when you are not receiving a paycheck from the County
Marketplace Information
Information about new health insurance marketplace coverage options
Dental Benefits Overview

- Dental Benefits Highlights
- Dental HMO Details
- Dental PPO Details

COBRA Overview
COBRA Election Notice
Application Form
COBRA Rates FY2013
COBRA Rates FY2014
Provides information on Continuation of Insurance Coverage After Termination for County Employees and their covered dependents.
- Updated COBRA Rates for FY2014
Notice of Privacy Practices
Notice of Cook County group health plans' privacy practices under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
 

 

2014 Providers Information
NAME OF PLAN HOTLINE NUMBER RESOURCES
MEDICAL    
BlueAdvantage HMO
Group #B500000
As of 12/1/2012
1-800-892-2803 BlueAccess Guide
Members website guide.

Blue Advantage Certificate

website:
www.bcbsil.com/cookcounty

Classic Blue,
a BlueCross BlueShield HMO Plan

Group #H89805
- employees transitioned from
   Unicare effective 1/1/2010
1-800-892-2803

List of the doctors at Northwestern

Classic Blue Certificate

website:
www.bcbsil.com/cookcounty

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois PPO Plan
Group #289801
1-800-960-8809

PPO Benefits Highlights
Summary of benefits.

BCBS PPO Certificate

BCBS PPO Certificate Rider

PPO Nationwide Program Overview
Details the PPO program.

BlueAccess Guide
Members website guide.

Provider Finder Card
Assists users in finding a provider.

PPO Claim Form
To be used when submitting a claim.

website:
www.bcbsil.com/cookcounty

DENTAL    
Guardian Dental Plans
(Plan #397485)
HMO 1-866-494-4542
PPO 1-866-302-4542
website:
www.guardiananytime.com/CookCounty
PRESCRIPTION    
Caremark Prescription Plan
(for all employees enrolled in County health plans)
1-866-409-8522

CVS Caremark Plan Summary

Caremark Rx Pharmacy ID Card
To be used by all employees covered by health insurance provided by Cook County when purchasing prescriptions.

Mail Order Information
Quick reference document about how to start a new prescription at mail order.

Caremark Rx Mail Order Form
To be used when purchasing long-term prescriptions by mail.

Performance Drug List NEW

Count on Generics
High quality medicines at lower costs.

Prescription Reimbursement Claim Form

website:
www.caremark.com

VISION    
Eyemed Vision Care Advantage Plan
(Plan #9730961)
(Cobra Plan #9732520)
1-866-393-3401

Vision Benefits Summary
Summary of benefits for vision care.

Link to provider finder

website:
www.eyemedvisioncare.com/cookcounty

FLEX SPENDING
Health Care & Dependent Care
   
WageWorks (FSA)

PLEASE NOTE:
By federal law, any funds remaining in these accounts at the end of the plan year cannot be rolled over to the next year or be refunded.
1-877-924-3967

FSA Enrollment Form NEW

FSA Program Information

New OTC Rule Fact Sheet for FSA Participants

TC Purchases Change in the FSA Law

Health Care Claim Form
Pay Me Back Claim Form for Health Care Account.

Dependent Care Claim Form
Pay Me Back Claim Form for Dependent Care Account.

website:
www.wageworks.com

COMMUTER TRANSIT PROGRAM    
WageWorks 1-877-924-3967

Commuter Transit Program Information

website:
www.wageworks.com

LIFE INSURANCE    

Dearborn National (Term Life)
NEW CARRIER AS OF 06/01/2010
- Beneficiary Management Services

(Policy number: F019008)

1-800-348-4512

Welcome Letter to Employees
Letter explaining the change to Dearborn National for Term Life Services.

Term Life Benefits Certificate NEW

Beneficiary Form
To be used to designate beneficiaries to your life policy.
www.beneficiarymanagement.com/fdl

Evidence of Insurability
Used by employee to initiate the request for coverage outside of open enrollment - needs to be validated by the employer.

Supplemental Life Insurance Enrollment Form - for New Hires and Family Status Changes

Portability Application Form NEW

Conversion Application Form
Used to convert Group Life Insurance coverage to an Individual Whole Life Insurance policy.

Contact Information

website:
www.dearbornnational.com

American General
(Universal Life)
1-800-231-3655
FOR EXISTING POLICYHOLDER INFORMATION

1-800-463-7420
FOR TOLL FREE ENROLLMENT

Universal Life Brochure

Voluntary Universal Life Insurance Program - October 2012
Letter to employees regarding enrollment in the Voluntary Universal Life Insurance Program.

website:
www.aigag.com

PRE-PAID LEGAL SERVICES    
Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.  

website:
www.prepaidlegal.com/info/cookcounty

PENSION / RETIREMENT    
Nationwide Retirement Solutions
(Deferred Compensation)
855-457-COOK
(855-457-2665)

website:
www.cookcountydc.com

 

 

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