University of Illinois Chapter State Universities Annuitants Association

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The State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA) is an Illinois organization for participants in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). SUAA-UIUC is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chapter, one of multiple chapters located on Illinois Public University and Community College campuses. Use www.suaa.org, and this web site, to learn of our advocacy activities with the Illinois Legislature and other services for our members - current employees, retirees, their spouses and their survivors.
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Legislative Information
The Illinois State Legislature passed and the Governor signed pension reform legislation that will have a major effect on retirees and employees alike. The Conference Committee report to SB 1 passed both chambers of the Illinois State legislature on December 3, 2013 and was signed into law by Governor Quinn (Public Act 98-599) on December 5, 2013. The major provisions enacted into law are summarized in the link below and were prepared by the staff of SURS.

Summary of Public Act 98-599 (Pension Reform) - December 5, 2013

The Key Discussion Points and Retirement data our Chapter will use this year are presented in:

2014 SUAA-UIUC Legislative Position Statement and Fact Sheet

Executive Committee Minutes
The Executive Committee meets at Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W Windsor, Urbana, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, the second Wednesday of each month, except for January and July, when meetings are held only if needed. Meeting dates for the next few months are posted under Events. Minutes are posted after approval at the following meeting.

Previous minutes are available on our Minutes page, accessed under Chapter Info, above.

          

News
September 19, 2014
The Fall 2014 The Annuitant is available at the link in Newsletters, below.

September 19, 2014
Due to space constraints “In Memoriam” is not included in the Fall 2014 The Annuitant.
It is posted at this link.

August 26, 2014
SURS Post-Retirement Seminar:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at SURS Offices

Members of the UIUC SUAA Chapter should be aware that SURS is once again offering a post-retirement seminar for Traditional and Portable Plan annuitants. This seminar will provide valuable information on survivor assistance, benefit statements, navigating the member website and more.  The University of Illinois Extension will also be on site presenting an enjoyable and informative session on memory and aging. 

The post-retirement seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 9:00 am – 12:15 pm, at the SURS office in Champaign.  For more information and a link to the complete agenda, you can go to their website:  http://www.surs.com/news-article/072314/post-retirement-seminars-champaign. The seminar is free, but registration is required. To register, please contact a SURS representative at 800-275-7877 or 217-378-8800 (local).  Space is limited, so enroll as soon as possible

Events
October 19, 2014 – Wednesday
Fall 2014 Membership Meeting
I-Hotel, social 1:30 meeting 2 PM

Please review, through the link below, the announcement in the 2014 FALL The Annuitant. 

November 12, 2014 – Wednesday
Executive Committee Meeting

December 10, 2014 – Wednesday
Executive Committee Meeting

Newsletters
Review the Fall 2014 The Annuitant, our biannual newsletter.

Previous editions are available on our Newsletters page, accessed under News & Events, above.

Last Updated on September 19, 2014
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