Voluntary Benefits

Service Information

Cook County is pleased to offer multiple voluntary benefits options offered through Mercer, administered by Benefit Harbor. These plans are a useful tool to protect your financial security. Employees are encouraged to select benefit options that fit your family’s needs when the unexpected happens. Plus, a convenient payroll deduction makes payments easy.

More Information on Voluntary Benefits

The plans listed below are in effect November 1, 2019.


Group Accident Insurance (Aflac)

Group Critical Illness Insurance (Aflac)

Group Hospital Indemnity Insurance (Aflac)

Short Term Disability Insurance (Allstate)

  • An injury or sickness may slow you down, but it won’t slow down your monthly bills. Short Term Disability Insurance provides a monthly benefit if you are disabled from an off-the-job injury and cannot work. 
  • Short Term Disability Insurance Brochure

Universal Life Insurance (Allstate)

  • A death not only leaves behind loved ones, but also potentially overwhelming financial obligations. Universal Life Insurance provides your beneficiary a lump-sum cash benefit in the event of your death.
  • Universal Life Insurance Brochure

Identity Theft Protection (LegalShield)

  • IDShield provides identity theft protection and identity restoration services, for you and your family.
  • IDShield Benefit Overview

Legal Service Plan (LegalShield)

  • LegalShield provides you with direct access to a dedicated law firm who will answer your personal legal questions and help resolve life’s legal matters.
  • LegalShield Benefit Overview

Important information

Employees enrolled in a Universal Life Insurance plan through AIG will no longer have payroll deductions effective November 1, 2019. Employees will receive monthly statements directly from AIG to maintain coverage. Current IDShield and LegalShield participants will be automatically enrolled in the enhanced plan effective November 1, 2019.

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