Employee Benefits

The Employee Benefits Division of the Department of Risk Management connects employees to a wide range programs and resources. 

Cook County employees have access to a variety of benefits, including:

  • Medical and Pharmacy Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health Care and Dependent Day Care
  • Life Insurance – Group Term Life and Group Term Supplemental Life
  • 7 Voluntary Benefit Plans

Please see the Benefits Overview and the information listed under Services (links) located on the right hand side of this page and review carefully.

Enrollment requires using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Required documentation must be scanned and uploaded to ESS in order to complete enrollment for dependents. For assistance with logging into ESS, employees should contact their agency's Help Desk.

For benefits questions contact Risk Management at 312-603-6385 or email risk.mgmt@cookcountyil.gov. New employees should review the information listed under New Hires. Employees with a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) should review the information listed under Qualifying Life Events.

Agency Head

Deanna Zalas, Director