August 24, 2015


Adoption Assistance Available

ASSISTANCE IS available for employees adding to their families through adoption. All regular full-time employees and part-time employees with a 50% or greater appointment are eligible for the State of Illinois Adoption Assistance program.

THE PROGRAM will reimburse your eligible expenses up to a maximum of $1,500 for a Waiting Child, and up to $1,000 for any other eligible child. Your adoption must be final before expenses are eligible for this benefit. The request for reimbursement must be submitted within one year from the end of the plan year in which the adoption became final. See NESSIE at for a definition of a Waiting Child, a list of eligible and ineligible expenses, a list of required reimbursement documentation, and information on health insurance coverage for your adopted child.

FOR MORE information about the Adoption Assistance program, contact the Central Management Services/Group Insurance Division at (217) 782- 2548 or (800) 442-1300. For questions about adoption in general, contact the Adoption Information Center of Illinois at (800) 572-2390.

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