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Room 1072
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number
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OPEN ENROLLMENT - Plan Year 2020

Open Enrollment is your one time of the year to verify your personal benefits information, make any changes you wish to your plan elections, enroll in a flexible spending account (FSA) and add or remove dependents. 

Enrollment requires using Employee Self-Service (ESS).You may also log in to ESS from a computer outside of the County's network. Required documentation must be scanned and uploaded to ESS in order to complete enrollment for dependents. For assistance with logging into ESS, please contact your agency's Help Desk.

If you wish to participate in a FSA for the 2020 plan year, you MUST enroll during Open Enrollment. Payroll deductions will be taken over 26 pay periods. Remember: FSA enrollment does not roll over from year to year.

Open Enrollment is only available October 1st through October 31st, so please be sure to make changes to benefits elections for you and your dependents during this time.

If you miss this window of opportunity, the only changes you will be able to make to your current benefit elections will be in conjunction with a "qualifying life event" like marriage or the birth of a child.

During Open Enrollment you can:

  • verify personal/dependent information
  • select a different medical/dental plan option
  • drop your current medical, dental and/or vision coverage
  • enroll yourself and eligible family members in our medical, dental and/or vision plans
  • cancel coverage for a currently enrolled dependent
  • enroll or re-enroll in a medical, dental, vision and/or health care/dependent care flexible spending accounts

REMEMBER: Any changes you make to plan elections during the Open Enrollment period go into effect the start of the new plan years (December 1st for all benefits except FSA, which is January 1st).  If you enroll in the health care or dependent care FSA, deductions will begin with the first pay check of the calendar year.


Open Enrollment Guide

Benefits Overview

Benefits Enrollment - Step by Step Video

2021 Monthly Insurance Rates 

2020 Monthly Insurance Rates

Dependent Supporting Documentation