Use of the Benefit Estimator does not replace a SURS counseling appointment.
The Benefit Estimator is a helpful tool that can be used by members when they do not meet the criteria for a counseling appointment. Please keep in mind that the online estimator cannot accurately calculate estimates for members who have part-time service, reciprocal service or police/fire service.
Designating a Beneficiary
It is extremely important that you maintain a current Beneficiary Designation on file with SURS. When a significant event occurs in your life such as marriage, birth, death, divorce, or any change in family status, contact SURS to update your designation. You can also update your beneficiaries on the SURS Member Website.
If you are at least four years away from retirement, you can schedule a counseling appointment by calling 1-800-ASK-SURS or 378-8800 in the Champaign-Urbana area. When you call to schedule, SURS will send you a Retirement Estimate Request form. You are not required to retire on the date you list on this form. Your counselor needs this information to provide you with a projected monthly retirement annuity amount at your appointment.
Information about receiving a death benefit.
Information about receiving a disability benefit.
Information regarding premiums, providers, and changes to the College Insurance and State Employee plans.
Information for new SURS members.
Learn more about your plan by reviewing the appropriate member guide: