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Employee Benefits

Learn more at: Bureau of Benefits

HFS Employees are part of an exciting and valued team responsible for providing healthcare coverage to more than 3 million adults and children who qualify for Medicaid, and for providing Child Support Services to more than 1 million people to strengthen their families financially and emotionally. Your work here will have a real and lasting impact on improving lives.
As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 12-13 Paid Holidays annually
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually – (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program – A supplemental tax-deferred retirement plan
  • Bright Start - College Savings (529) Plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) and
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)
  • Professional Development Opportunities with reimbursement options
  • Veterans Connection – Continued GI Benefits for On-The-Job Training Programs

Additionally, Illinois offers various programs through the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, such as: