Department of Risk Management

The Department of Risk Management is responsible for the cost-effective and customer-focused administration of Countywide employee benefits, workers' compensation programs, and general liability programs in accordance with local, state and federal requirements.

Employee Benefits

The Employee Benefits Division of the Department of Risk Management connects employees to a wide range programs and resources. Cook County employees have access to a variety of benefits, including:

  • Medical and Pharmacy Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health Care and Dependent Day Care
  • Life Insurance – Group Term Life and Group Term Supplemental Life
  • 7 Voluntary Benefit Plans
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General Liability

The Cook County General Liability Division manages and oversees the financial development of Cook County’s public liability exposures involving civil rights violations, medical malpractice, law enforcement, employment, automobile and premise liability involving claims filed against Cook County and its employees. This Division also reviews contract insurance requirements, manages and processes patient arrestee medical bill reimbursement claims and oversees CorVel Corporation, the County’s third party administrator.

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Workers’ Compensation

Risk Management is responsible for the administration and payment of Workers’ Compensation benefits for injuries or illness sustained in the course and scope of employment with Cook County in accordance with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.

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Location Title
Main Office
Location Phone
Location Fax
Location Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

Agency Head

Deanna Zalas, Director
Health insurance statements for pay periods 6 and 9-12 of fiscal year 2024 covering paychecks from 04/26/24 to 06/07/24 have been mailed. Please note that pay period 6 (02/25/24-03/09/24) was not included on the 04/22/24 invoice. Payment is due by 07/26/24.
EBS Employee Self-Service is now available. You can review and/or update your HR, Payroll and Benefits information.
The Summer 2024 Benefits Quarterly Newsletter is available.