News Features

Jan-26-16 A New Look to Begin our 75th Year of Service

SURS has a new logo that we are introducing in honor of our 75th anniversary! Look for this symbol on all emails and materials that you receive in the future.

Our fresh, new look is a symbol of our core beliefs of integrity, professionalism, and accountability; and a renewed commitment to deliver timely, quality service to our members.

Jan-20-16 Proof-of-Insurance Tax Forms Being Sent to Members

The Affordable Care Act requires issuers of insurance and some employers to send Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to members. When filing taxes in 2016, most people will have to report to the federal government whether they, along with their tax dependents, had medical insurance coverage during the previous year. The law stipulates that beginning in tax year 2015, people who don't have at least a minimal level of coverage could have to pay a fine to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Oct-20-15 SURS Benefit Payments Will Be Made On Time
Sep-17-15 Unsolicited Calls Being Made to SURS Members

SURS has been notified that several of our members have received calls from an outside source asking to set up retirement counseling sessions in their homes. These calls have occurred in the Central Illinois area.

Sep-10-15 Retirement Transition Workshop

SURS is partnering with the U of I Extension to bring a new retirement transition program to our members ages 55-plus. “Explore Your Future” is a one-day workshop focusing on topics that encourage members to consider “what’s next” in life.

Topics:
What Has Influenced Me?- Participants reflect on what has meant most to them in their lives and brought the greatest fulfillment while they explore people and events that have influenced them, their lives’ themes, patterns and strengths.

Sep-10-15 Medicare Advantage 2015 Open Enrollment

                                      Updated October 5, 2016

Sep-09-15 Fall Member Education - Seminars & Webinars

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Jul-31-15 July Newsletter Now Available

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Jul-30-15 Governor Names Francis Idehen to Board of Trustees

On July 27, Gov. Rauner appointed Francis Idehen, Jr. to a six-year term on the SURS Board of Trustees. His appointment must be approved by the Illinois Senate.

Idehen is vice president for Investor Relations at Exelon Corporation, where he is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategic investor relations program. Previously, Idehen was the managing director of Exelon’s Private Investments Organization, a senior portfolio manager at Intel Corporation, and an associate at Lehman Brothers.

Jul-28-15 Steven Rock Selected Board Trustee

Steven M. Rock has been chosen to fill an elected active-member seat on the SURS Board of Trustees that was vacant due to a trustee’s resignation in April 2015. Rock was elected by a majority vote of the remaining five elected trustees. His term runs through July 15, 2018.

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