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
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health Care and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance – Group Term and Supplemental Life
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Pre-paid Legal Services

Please see the Benefits Overview and the information listed under Related Services located on the right hand side of this page and review carefully.

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 Help Desk.

Cook County IT Help Desk Directory 


Board of Review 

  • Use the desktop icon labeled “BOT IT Service Portal” to create Service Desk ticket. 

Chief Judge 

Clerk of the Circuit Court 

Cook County Health 

  • (312) 864-4357 

County Clerk 

  • Submit a ticket in ClerkIT.  

Forest Preserves 

Juvenile Temporary Detention Center 

Offices Under the President 


State’s Attorney 


  • (312) 603-4999 

For benefits questions contact Risk Management at 312-603-6385 or email risk.mgmt@cookcountyil.gov. New employees should review the information listed under New Hires. Employees with a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) should review the information listed under Qualifying Life Events.

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