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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SUAA-UIUC 2019 Survey
Our chapter surveyed employees and retirees about attitudes and opinions regarding the pension system and the current funding issues. The preliminary report is posted here (pdf format).

Benefits Choice Period
For SURS participants not eligible for Medicare, the Benefits Choice period will be May 1 to May 31 this year. Visit My Benefits Marketplace to view and adjust your benefits elections and beneficiaries.

ID card alert
Old-style University I-cards (white) expired Feb. 1, 2019 Our benefits page tells you how to get a new card.

Legislative Information
On May 8, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled Public Act 98-599 (Pension Reform) unconstitutional in its entirety. Once again, the state legislature will be under pressure to enact reforms that contain the costs of future pension obligations. Key issues of concern to our membership are summarized in the:

2018-19 SUAA-UIUC Legislative Principles, Successes and Fact Sheet

Executive Committee Meetings
The Executive Committee meets at Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W Windsor, Urbana, from 1:30 to 3:00 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.

Executive Committee minutes are available on our Minutes page.


The Spring, 2019 The Annuitant newsletter is available here
The Winter 2018-19 Region 3 Newsletter  is available here Previous editions are available on the Newsletters page.

Spring chapter meeting -- Sunday, April 28, 2019

Above is the panel of local state legislators: (left to right) State Senators Chapin Rose and Scott Bennett and State Representative Dan Caulkins, along with moderator SUAA-UIUC President Rick Winkel who discussed emerging legislative issues important to the overflow crowd of current employees and annuitants. Read the summary of the meeting.

The Unraveling of Illinois:

What or who got us into this mess?

Kent Redfield, who sits on the SUAA-Action Board of Directors representing UI-Springfield, prepared this very informative white paper. This is highly recommended reading for anyone who wants to understand state pension issues in Illinois. In addition to presenting the constitutional, legistlative, and political background, Professor Emeritus Redfield provides a comprehensive bibiliography for further exploration of the issues.
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