Rep. Marron: State Retiree Health Insurance Open Enrollment Brings Virtual Workshops and In-Person Events to Champaign and Danville in November

FITHIAN – State Representative Mike Marron (R-Fithian) is reminding residents that the State of Illinois is changing its retiree and newly-Medicare-eligible group health insurance provider from United Health Care to AETNA PPO starting January 1, 2023.

“I have received a large number of inquiries in my office from state retirees and Medicare-eligible individuals concerned over the coming changes to their health insurance coverage,” Marron said. “I have pressed officials of the Pritzker Administration to explain these changes and to educate the public on what to expect come January. I encourage everyone that is impacted by these changes to take this change very seriously, and do their best to understand what’s changing with their health insurance coverage.”

The open enrollment period to sign up for the new healthcare coverage is November 1, 2022 through November 30, 2022. 

Impacted individuals can visit for more information on the coming change. The TRAIL acronym stands for Total Retiree Advantage Illinois. To sign up to participate in in-person or virtual workshops throughout the next two months, individuals may visit

Virtual workshops are available for impacted persons on the following dates at the following links:

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – LINK:

Wednesday October 26, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM = LINK:

Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – LINK:

Two in person open enrollment workshops are available in Champaign on Tuesday, November 15 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM and one open enrollment workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 16 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. All three Champaign workshops will take place at Refinery, located at 2302 W. John Street.

An in person open enrollment workshop will take place in Danville on Wednesday, November 16 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Second Church of Christ located at 3360 E. Voorhees Street.

For more information on the new plan or to review current health insurance coverage, individuals can also visit