Board meeting room table SURS Announces Board Vacancy June 11, 2019

Executive Director Martin Noven today announced a vacant elected annuitant seat on the SURS Board of Trustees. The seat will be filled by a majority vote of the other five elected trustees from interested candidates. Interested annuitants should contact Kelly Carson at...

Woman on computer Pension Buyouts Begin July 1 May 28, 2019

Two voluntary pension buyouts - the Vested Inactive Buyout and the Tier I Automatic Annual Increase (AAI) Buyout - will begin July 1, 2019, for SURS members who meet the criteria. Applications for both buyouts will be available in June.

Medical and Office Supplies Benefit Choice Period for Health Insurance is May 1 - 31, 2019 April 26, 2019

The FY 2020 Benefit Choice Period to make health insurance changes is May 1 through May 31, 2019. This affects SURS active members as well as annuitants and survivors not enrolled in the Medicare Advantage 'TRAIL' Program. This is the only time of the year, other than when members experience a "...

Richard Figueroa, Jamie-Clare Flaherty, John Lyons Governor Appoints Three Trustees to SURS Board April 16, 2019

Gov. Pritzker has appointed Richard Figueroa, Jamie-Clare Flaherty and John Lyons to the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees.

calculator pen and earnings statment sheet Important Message Concerning Automatic Dues Deductions - IPI Letter March 21, 2019

SURS has learned that many of our members recently received a letter from the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) urging them to end their automatic deductions for union dues and/or dues to retirement organizations.

February 2019 cover image SURS February Newsletter February 12, 2019

The February Advocate is now available online, featuring articles on the two new buyout options, the FY 2018 annual report, 2019 educational webinars and seminars, investments, legislation, SURS employee of the year, 1099-R forms and much more.