Cook County has implemented a new vendor, ConnectYourCare, for the commuter benefit. This change was communicated extensively via mail, email, Open Enrollment materials and the Risk Management web site.
Participants that placed January, 2018 orders with ConnectYourCare will have their orders filled the last week of December. Employees who have not yet placed an order can do so by January 10, 2018 for the month of February, 2018.
Cook County offers easy to use spending accounts that allow employees to pay for healthcare, childcare, elder care and commuter benefits using pre tax deductions from your paycheck.
Regardless of how you get to work, the Commuter Benefits Program lets you pay for your eligible transit expenses through automatic, pre-tax payroll deductions. Ordering is handled directly through ConnectYourCare either online or over the phone. You can request that funds be deposited into your Ventra account or onto a WiredCommute Commuter card, or that a monthly transit pass to be mailed to your home.
You can enroll at any time. Orders must be submitted by the 10th of the month for the following month. Just visit www.connectyourcare.com/cookcounty, or call 1-844-284-6267. Representatives are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
ConnectYourCare (CYC) - Effective January 1, 2018