Department of Risk Management

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective January 15, 2022, consistent with President Biden’s recent Executive Order and federal guidance, Cook County health plan members can obtain up to 8 over-the-counter rapid COVID-19 tests monthly at no cost. Members must use a CVS in-network pharmacy and present their CVS pharmacy ID card. If a test is purchased out-of-pocket at an in-network location on or after that date, members should keep their receipt and file a paper claim. More information will follow in a future Wellness Wednesday email blast.

Office staffing is limited as Risk Management employees may be working remotely. Please contact the voice message system 312-603-6385 or the email message system  and a member of the department will get back to you as soon as possible.  

Employees and their dependents should continue to monitor these pages for updates.


The Department of Risk Management is responsible for the cost-effective and customer-focused administration of Countywide employee benefits, workers' compensation programs, and general liability programs in accordance with local, state and federal requirements.

Employee Self Service

If you have any difficulty accessing Employee Self Service, please see the list below to contact your agency’s technology help desk.

Location Title
Main Office
Location Phone
Location Fax
Location Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

Agency Head

Deanna Zalas, Director
EBS Employee Self-Service is now available. You can review and/or update your HR, Payroll and Benefits information.
Health Insurance Statements for pay periods 9-13 of the fiscal year 2022 have been mailed. This period covers the paychecks from April 29, 2022 to June 24, 2022. Payment is due by July 30, 2022.  
The Summer 2022 Benefits Quarterly Newsletter is available.