advocate july cover SURS July Newsletter July 31, 2018

The July Advocate is now available online, featuring articles on the board of trustees election, upcoming optional buyout plans, Money Purchase Factor changes, SURS asset liability study, investments, SURS IT team, and fall webinars and seminars.

fy2019 state budget image State Budget Includes Pension Code Changes that Affect SURS Members June 12, 2018

The FY 2019 state budget includes an accelerated pension buyout option for vested, inactive members; a 3 percent automatic annual increase (AAI) buyout option for Tier I members; and increased employer contributions for employee raises over 3 percent.

Election Results Image SURS Members Elect New Trustees May 4, 2018

Steven Rock and Collin Van Meter have been elected to serve on the SURS Board of Trustees by the System’s active members. John Engstrom was elected to serve as an annuitant trustee.

health insurance image Benefit Choice Period for Health Insurance is May 1 -31, 2018 April 30, 2018

The FY 2019 Benefit Choice Period to make health insurance changes is May 1 through May 31, 2018. This affects SURS active members as well as annuitants and survivors not enrolled in the Medicare Advantage 'TRAIL' Program.

dental patient image TRAIL/SEGIP Enrollees - Special Dental Only Benefit Choice Period April 30, 2018

A special Dental Only Benefit Choice Enrollment Period will be available to SURS members enrolled in the State Employees Group Insurance Program and Medicare Advantage TRAIL during May 1-31.

money purchase image New Money Purchase Factors Effective Date Set April 30, 2018

The SURS Board of Trustees recently set the effective date for changes to the Money Purchase factors as July 2, 2019.