News Features

May-16-16 Illinois Legislature Honors SURS on 75th Anniversary

On May 3, SURS was presented with a legislative resolution and certificates of recognition from the Illinois House and Senate commemorating the System's 75th anniversary.

Apr-29-16 Benefit Choice Enrollment Period Begins May 1

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. This is the only time of the year, other than when you experience a "qualifying change in status," that you may change your coverage.

Mar-15-16 SURS Does Not Make Political Contributions

SURS has been made aware of a recently published article reporting that SURS made a campaign contribution to a candidate for state representative. The article is inaccurate. SURS does not make political contributions.

Statements referencing the State Universities Retirement System contained in an article in the East Central Reporter for the week of March 6-12, 2016, are inaccurate and misleading. The State Universities Retirement System has never “given” to Mr. Jim Acklin or his campaign.

Feb-26-16 SURS Chairperson Appointed

On February 26, 2016, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the appointment of Tom Cross to head the Illinois Board of Higher Education. According to the Illinois Pension Code, Cross will also serve as chairperson of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees.

Feb-11-16 SURS Chairperson to Step Down

Lindsay Anderson, current chairperson of the State Universities Retirement System’s (SURS) Board of Trustees, will step down effective Feb. 19, 2016, to accept a position with the University of Illinois.

Anderson has led the SURS board as well as the Illinois Board of Higher Education since being appointed by then-Governor Pat Quinn on June 3, 2013. She also chairs the SURS Board Governance, Legal and Legislative and Executive Committees.

Jan-29-16 FY 2015 Annual Report Released

SURS has posted its 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The 100-page report outlines the System’s financial statements, investment results, funding analyses, and benefit payments.

Jan-28-16 January Newsletter Now Available

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Jan-27-16 Into the Vault - SURS 1941-2016


SURS Receives Legislative Honors on 75th Anniversary




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).


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