City of Chicago Retirees who are participating in the City Sponsored Group Healthcare Plan are required to provide authorization for deduction through monthly annuity payments. In order to allow the Fund this ability, please click here to download the Deduction Authorization Form.
City Annuitants with questions about the Group Healthcare Plans sponsored by the City and offered by Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Illinois should use the following numbers:
If you are over 65 years of age, please call 1-877-566-8520.
If you are under 65 years of age, please call 1-800-292-6398.
Please be advised that the Fund, as a matter of law, cannot and does not endorse either of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans or any other group healthcare insurance plan.
The Fund's involvement with regard to retiree healthcare is, and always has been, limited to deducting healthcare premiums from annuitants' checks and paying a subsidyto the Plan Sponsor which expires as of December 31, 2016.
To be clear, the Fund is not a healthcare provider and has no authority to offer healthcare coverage to annuitants.
If you have any questions regarding healthcare options, please contact the City Benefits Service Center directly at 877-299-5111.