Bureau of Finance Resources
The Cook County Bureau of Finance has instituted a number of new initiatives and deadlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Information on changes and services are below
Department of Revenue
Click to view a helpful overview on a recently updated relief package waiving various County fees, fines and deferring tax collections. Versions of this overview are also available in Spanish and Polish.
Office of Contract Compliance
- All currently certified Minority/Women/Veteran/Service-Disabled Veteran/Person with Disability owned businesses have the option of having their 2020 renewal dates extended automatically by 6 months with recertification fees waived.
- Those businesses whose renewal date is in April, May, June and July of 2020 will automatically be extended for 6 months.
Department Risk Management
Cook County would like to share the following information from our employee benefits vendor partners regarding COVID-19.
HCSC plans cover medically necessary health benefits, including physician services, hospitalization and emergency services consistent with the terms of your benefits. Any patient experiencing illness should contact their doctor. We stand ready to aid doctors, hospitals and federal, state and local public health organizations in serving our members and our communities.
Encouraging Members to Refill Maintenance Medications
Cook County offers a 90-day prescription benefit for maintenance medications and the option of home delivery from CVS Caremark Mail Service pharmacy with no delivery cost.
Relaxing Refill Restrictions
CVS Caremark is waiving early refill limits on 30-day prescriptions for maintenance medications at any in-network pharmacy.
Free Home Delivery from CVS Pharmacy
Beginning immediately, CVS Pharmacy will waive charges for home delivery of all prescription medications. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encouraging people at higher risk for COVID-19 complications to stay at home as much as possible, this is a convenient option to avoid coming to the pharmacy for refills or new prescriptions.
Magellan Employee Assistance Program has provided a document, “Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks” for review. It provides helpful information on:
- What You Show Know
- Know the signs of stress
- Know how to relieve stress
Click here to read the document.
Office of Chief Procurement Officer
Due to COVID-19 and effective immediately, Cook County is only accepting bids, proposals, and qualification packages electronically. To submit your bid, proposal, or qualification package electronically, please the Online Solicitation/Bid Submission Page, complete the form, upload your documents, and click on submit button. If you need to contact a Procurement staff member, please dial their direct number which can be found under the Procurement Staff Directory link.
Questions regarding a specific solicitation should be e-mailed to the Buyer specified in the solicitation.