repayment of survivor refund deadline image Dec. 28 Deadline for Applications to Repay Survivor Refunds December 4, 2017

The deadline for certain Traditional Plan annuitants to repay survivor refunds in order to make survivor benefits available to their spouse/civil union partner is Dec. 28.

MAPD TRAIL Logo Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment October 5, 2017

The State of Illinois TRAIL Medicare Advantage open enrollment period for participating annuitants and survivors is October 16 - November 16, 2017. The 2018 plan year will begin January 1, 2018, and will run through December 31, 2018.

board room table image SURS 2018 Board of Trustees Election October 3, 2017

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will hold a board election during April 2018 to fill three expiring trustee positions. All SURS members are encouraged to consider running for a trustee position.

July 2017 Advocate Cover SURS July Newsletter Available July 31, 2017

The July Advocate is now available online, featuring articles on the FY 2018 budget, the forthcoming optional hybrid retirement plan, beneficiary designations, new SMP fund choices, investments and upcoming fall webinars and seminars.

Legislature Passes FY 18 Budget including Optional Hybrid Plan July 7, 2017

The Illinois General Assembly, on July 6, successfully voted to override the governor’s veto and passed a FY 18 budget that includes an optional hybrid pension plan for SURS, SERS and TRS.

Mark Cozzi Governor Appoints SURS Trustee June 14, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed Mark J. Cozzi to the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees.