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.

Health Insurance Image File Benefit Choice Enrollment Period Extended to June 1 May 1, 2017

The fiscal year 2018 Benefit Choice Period has been extended through June 1, 2017, for SURS active members as well as annuitants and survivors not enrolled in the Medicare Advantage 'TRAIL' Program.

Illinois Capitol Building SURS/SUAA 2017 Legislative Event April 11, 2017

On April 5, SURS partnered with the State Universities Annuitants Association for our annual legislative “Meet and Greet” reception in Springfield.

Doug Wesley SURS Selects CIO March 17, 2017

The State Universities Retirement System Board of Trustees has hired Douglas Wesley as Chief Investment Officer.