The University of Illinois Springfield offers a wide variety of benefits for faculty and staff.

Employees can choose from a number of competitive health insurance plans, a dental plan, flexible spending plans, several types of term life insurance, long term disability insurance, supplemental investment programs and additional optional offerings. Employees and their children may also be eligible for tuition waivers.

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, UIS provides sick time, shared benefits leave, vacation time, floating holidays, several paid holidays and other opportunities to take time away from work when necessary. Employees are also eligible to receive local merchant discounts with their I-card at participating retailers.

Benefits contact

University Payroll and Benefits (UPB)
One University Plaza, BSB 85
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 206-7144
benefits@uillinois.edu

UIS Benefit Programs

University employees may be eligible for one of two benefit programs:

The University also offers certain optional benefit plans, which may be available to additional groups of employees.

Work-Life Balance Benefits and Programs

University employees may be eligible to take part in a variety of other programs which can help to improve work-life balance. Services include wellness and health programs, and discount opportunities.

  • Be Well Illinois - supports your total wellbeing through information and educational resources such as wellness webinars, monthly health awareness causes, financial wellness, healthy eating, and exercise tips.
  • Recreation and Wellness Programs – each campus is dedicated to providing awareness, education, and support for healthy lifestyle habits.
  • SEGIP Adoption Benefit Program - employees who adopt children are eligible for reimbursement of eligible expenses through the Adoption Benefit Program.
  • SEGIP Smoking Cessation Program - members and their enrolled dependents are eligible to receive a maximum $200.00 rebate upon completion of an approved Smoking Cessation Program.
  • SEGIP Weight-Loss Benefit – employees are eligible to receive a maximum $200.00 rebate toward the cost of an approved weight-loss program once every three plan years.
  • State Employee Assistance Programs are available to employees who are eligible for SEGIP. If the employee participates in a State health plan, EAP services are also available to their eligible dependents. The State EAP is a free, voluntary, and confidential program that provides problem identification, counseling, and referral services. Employees will be directed to a Guidance Consultant to assist them with a variety of concerns. All calls and counseling sessions are confidential, except as required by law.

To view and access all services available to you, create an account and login using the steps below:

  • Visit ComPsych
  • If you have not registered on the ComPsych website:
    • Select the Register tab 
    • Enter Organization Web ID: Stateofillinois and select the Register button
    • Choose a User Name and Password
    • Enter your preferred email address and choose security questions and answers
    • Select the Submit button
  • Once registered, log in using your user name and password.

Getting help is easy, convenient, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 833-955-3400 or 800-697-0353 (TDD/TTY). A Guidance Consultant will answer your questions and, if needed, refer you to a counselor or other resources.

Employee Tuition Waivers

This section provides information on college tuition and service fee waivers available to eligible University employees and their children. Select the appropriate link below to review the policy information and eligibility requirements.

Civil Service Employees

Civil Service Employees and Retirees Tuition Waiver Policy Information and Eligibility Requirements

Civil Service employees and retirees may be eligible for an employee tuition waiver.

Retirees can receive tuition and fee waivers for courses at one of the University of Illinois campuses only. (UIC, UIS, or UIUC).

In addition to attending one of the University of Illinois campuses, active Civil Service employees can attend other State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS) institutions. These include:

  • Chicago State University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Governors State University
  • Illinois State University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Western Illinois University

Academic Professional and Faculty Employees

Academic Professional and Faculty Employees and Retirees Tuition Waiver Policy Information and Eligibility Requirements

Academic Professional or Faculty employees and retirees may be eligible for an employee tuition waiver from any of the three University of Illinois campuses (UIC, UIS, or UIUC).

Application Procedures are based on the campus where you are employed.

University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) employees who are attending classes at UIS are NOT required to fill out a form to receive the tuition waiver. Once enrolled in the desired courses, the Financial Aid Office credits the employee for the value of the tuition waiver based on appointment criteria in the payroll system.

University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) employees who are attending classes at UIC or UIUC, OR UIS Civil Service Employees attending another SUCSS institution:

  • Enroll in the course(s).
  • Complete and submit the online Tuition Waiver application. The Human Resources office will notify the Financial Aid office of the University you plan to attend.

Child of Employee

An employee's child who attends the University of Illinois OR an eligible Illinois Senior Public University may be eligible for the Child of Employee 50 Percent Tuition Waiver as provided under state statute 110 ILCS 305/7f. Each link below provides the Policy Information and Eligibility Requirements for the applicable situation:

UIS Employee questions related to tuition waivers should be directed to uishr@uis.edu

Tuition Waiver Forms

University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) employees who are attending classes at UIS are NOT required to fill out a form to receive the tuition waiver. Once enrolled in the desired courses, the Financial Aid Office credits the employee for the value of the tuition waiver based on appointment criteria in the payroll system.

For more information on which forms to complete and assistance with the forms, please contact uishr@uis.edu.

Employee Forms:

Child of Employee Forms:

Self-Supporting and Cost Recovery Programs

These programs have unique tuition and fee waiver requirements and tuition schedules, and so are an addendum to the Tuition Waiver Policy.

Cost Recovery Programs are not allocated state funds and must generate all of the program’s funding through tuition and fees. Cost Recovery Programs are approved by the Board of Trustees, and are excluded from all tuition and fee waiver programs, but must honor statutory waivers.

Approved Cost Recovery Programs:

Graduate Academic Partners Online Graduate Degree Programs (Excluded from employee tuition waiver.)

  • Online MBA - 40PE9875MBAU
  • Online MS Finance - 40PE5624MSU
  • Online MS Human Resource Management - 40PE5715MSU                                      
  • Online MS Healthcare Informatics - 40PE6029MSU
  • Online Masters in Cybersecurity Management - 40PE6027MSU
  • Masters in Management Information Systems - 40PE9890MSU

Graduate Academic Partners Online Graduate Certificate Programs (Excluded from employee tuition waiver.)

  • Online Graduate Certificate Human Resource Management (if primary curriculum) - 40PE5325NDEU
  • Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance (if primary curriculum) - 40PE5592NDEU
  • Online Graduate Certificate in Operations & Supply Chain (if primary curriculum) - 40PE5530NDEU
  • Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Administration- 40PE5968NDEU
  • Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management - 40PE5969NDEU
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics - 40PE5640NDEU
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Process Management - 40PE5159NDEU
  • Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management- 40PE5157NDEU

Self-Supporting Programs do not receive direct state subsidy (general revenue funds) and are usually aimed at non-traditional audiences (e.g. professional, off-campus, online). Self-Supporting Programs may depend on a special Board of Trustees approved tuition rate to cover additional costs of developing and offering the program and are excluded from all tuition and fee waiver programs, but must honor statutory waivers.

Approved Self-Supporting Programs:

ION Professional eLearning Programs (Excluded from employee tuition waiver.)

Employee Discounts and I-card Perks

Get discounts with your I-card! I-card Perks organizes discounts on dinners out, ice cream, lawn care, and more from local participating merchants. This free service is for all i-card holders. Please be aware that discounts and packages offered to University employees may change or be discontinued at any time. Please contact the company or carrier with questions about available discounts.

Computer Hardware, Software, & Accessories

  • Illini Union Tech Zone (UIUC) - University employees can make purchases through Illini Union Tech Zone to receive discounted pricing on desktop and laptop computers, iPods, and more. Apple, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Dell products are available.
  • UIC Bookstore - Students and staff are eligible to receive discounts on computers, software and other accessories at the UIC Bookstore.
  • WebStore - Students, faculty, and staff at all three U of I locations - in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield - are eligible to receive significant discounts on over 150 software applications offered by the University of Illinois WebStore.

Relocation Assistance

Information on relocation assistance can be found on the Purchasing web site. The contracts described have been awarded to moving companies to help employees and new hires move their belongings.

Travel Discounts

Information on travel discounts can be found on the OBFS web site. Discounts are available through preferred vendors for travel transportation and lodging.

AAA (Roadside Assistance) Membership

AAA offers a group rate (15% off Basic) membership fee and waiver of $10 enrollment fee. Contact Julie at 217-398-0495, or mail the membership application to AAA, c/o Julie Woller, 1610 S. Neil St., Champaign. While the discount is available through the Champaign AAA office, it is open to employees at any of the University of Illinois campus locations.

Vehicle Discounts

Mobile Phone Discounts

These discounts refer to phone service for personal use only. For details on purchasing service for official University use, please contact the OBFS Purchasing Division.

  • AT&T - 18% service discount.
  • Sprint - Visit Sprint Discount.
  • T-Mobile - T-Mobile Switch and Save discount program with ComPsych. Discounts vary depending on the carrier you currently use and the number of lines you are switching. Call T-Mobile at 866-471-1276 to see if you qualify for a ComPsych discount.
  • Verizon Wireless - 18% service discount (applies to certain plans and services) & 25% accessories discount. To obtain this discount, fax (888-457-1731) or email wfmbforyl@verizonwireless.com 

Know Your U

This program is designed to provide eligible staff with ways to discover and experience, during their normal workday, the initiatives, research, academic programs, history, and infrastructure at our universities.

Supervisors are strongly encouraged to promote Know Your U engagement for staff in their units and to consider ways to build these experiences into department/unit team building.  The overall goal is to help our valuable staff learn about the exciting and transformational activities that occur across our institutions and to provide ways of enhancing pride in our workplaces

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