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Thank You to our Partners

The Illinois Financial Wellness Hub could not be possible without the help from our partners, Central Management Services (CMS) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Center for Economic Education.


About Our Partners


Central Management Services (CMS) is the primary health care and insurance administrator for State universities, community colleges, teachers, State employees and retirees. CMS administers a wide range of programs including the State of Illinois Deferred Compensation Plan.


The UIC Center for Economic Education is a research center dedicated to providing financial literacy and education. The Center offers teachers, school districts, and community organizations curriculum resources and training to teach fundamental economic concepts and skills. Follow the Center on Facebook and stay up to date with the latest news and events.


What Our Partners Think

“Financial literacy provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage their money, and future, effectively.  Whether it is learning the basics of budgeting and saving; understanding proper debt management; or, building a retirement plan capable of supporting their desired lifestyle, financial literacy is one of the most valuable pieces of knowledge a person can obtain for themselves and their family.”


-Chris Colantino, Interim Division Manager at CMS for the Deferred Compensation Plan                                                                                                                       

“Why is financial literacy so important?  Because the more our families and workers know, the better they understand how to manage their money, choose their best paths through work and retirement, and take charge of their lives.  Their decisions and experiences benefit the current generation and provide a better start for future generations.”


-Helen Roberts, Director at the UIC Center for Economic Education 

-Joy Joyce, Assistant Director at the UIC Center for Economic Education


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