The benefits choice period begins Tuesday for state employees and retirees, but those groups will have to wait to sign up for health insurance.
Beth Spencer, spokeswoman for the State Universities Retirement System, said information on dental and life insurance options is available. But there are no updates yet on health insurance options since the state has not awarded contracts to winning bidders. Among health insurance providers awaiting word is Health Alliance, which is based in Urbana.
Spencer said members of SURS, along with the College Insurance Plan and state employees, will be given enough time to make a choice once the contracts are finalized.