Medicare Advantage Image Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment October 6, 2016

The State of Illinois TRAIL Medicare Advantage open enrollment period for participating annuitants and survivors is October 14 – November 15, 2016. The 2017 plan year will begin January 1, 2017, and will run through December 31, 2017.

Health Insurance Change Image State Switching to Electronic Insurance Forms via Third-Party Vendor Website September 30, 2016

Effective September 30, 2016, the State Universities Retirement System’s (SURS) assistance with the enrollment of all member, retiree and survivor health insurance coverage will change.

Portion of advocate cover SURS July Newsletter Available July 28, 2016

The July Advocate is now available online, featuring articles on our electronic check stubs, our 75th anniversary, the employer services team, executive director and CIO searches, investments, the Self-Managed Plan, legislation and upcoming webinars and seminars.

Electronic Check Stubs SURS Discontinuing Paper Check Stubs June 9, 2016

SURS July 2016 benefit payment notifications (check stubs) will be mailed at the end of June. It will be the final time most members will receive a paper check stub. Members may log in to their secure Member Website to view their payment details.

Illinois State Seal Illinois Legislature Honors SURS on 75th Anniversary May 16, 2016

On May 3, 2016, SURS was presented with honors from both the Illinois House and Senate commemorating the System’s 75th anniversary. See the resolution, certificates of recognition and photos from the event.

Benefit Choice Book Cover Benefit Choice Enrollment Period Begins May 1 April 29, 2016

The Fiscal Year 2017 Benefit Choice Period is May 1 through May 31, 2016, for SURS active members as well as annuitants and survivors not enrolled in the Medicare Advantage 'TRAIL' Program.