Main Office
118 N. Clark Street
Room 1072
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number
312-603-6385
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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 Care
  • Life Insurance – Group Term and Supplemental Life
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Pre-paid Legal Services

Please see the Benefits Overview and the information listed under Related Services 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 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.