Insurance Refunds Image SURS Retiree Insurance Refunds Being Processed; To Be Completed By June 15 June 2, 2015

SURS has received funds from the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) to pay health insurance refunds to retirees and survivors in the State of Illinois Group Health Insurance Plan. Payments are being processed and will be finalized by the June 15, 2015, deadline.

Gavel State Supreme Court Finds Pension Reform Law Unconstitutional May 8, 2015

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a unanimous decision affirming the Sangamon County Circuit Court’s decision that Public Act 98-599 is unconstitutional.

J. Fred Giertz Photo J. Fred Giertz Elected to SURS Board of Trustees May 4, 2015

J. Fred Giertz has been elected to serve a six-year term on the SURS Board of Trustees by the System’s annuitant members.

BC Book Cover Benefit Choice Enrollment Period Begins May 1 May 1, 2015

The Fiscal Year 2016 Benefit Choice Period is May 1 through June 1, 2015, for SURS active members as well as annuitants and survivors not enrolled in the Medicare Advantage 'TRAIL' Program.

Gavel Image Attorney Fees Awarded in Kanerva v. Weems April 17, 2015

Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Steven Nardulli has awarded fees and costs in the amount of $1,502,011.00 to attorneys who litigated the Kanerva v. Weems case (No. 115811).

Board Table SURS Announces Board Vacancy April 6, 2015

Executive Director W. Bryan Lewis today announced a vacancy on the SURS Board of Trustees. The elected active-member seat will be filled by a majority vote of the other five elected trustees. Interested candidates should contact Director Lewis by April 15.