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

View the 2024 Employee Benefits Overview for a comprehensive summary of benefits offered to County employees.

Employee Self Service

Enrollment requires using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Required documentation must be scanned and uploaded to ESS in order to complete enrollment for dependents. For assistance with logging into ESS, employees should contact their agency's Help Desk.

Additional Information

Looking for more information on benefits. Click on one of the buttons below for more information regarding Cook County benefits.

This Spring Newsletter includes:

  • Incorporating Excercise into Your Day
  • Kids and Oral Health
  • Allergies! Don't Let April Showers Bring May Sneezes
  • Here's How Your FSA Account Works
  • Make Financial Literacy a family Commitment
  • Aflac Supplemental Insurance Plans Provide Additional Financial Assistance
  • Find lots of family friendly activities this Spring at the Forest Preserves of Cook County
Click Here to Read the Newsletter