The SURS Self-Managed plan (SMP) is a defined contribution plan that establishes an account into which your contributions and the employer (State of Illinois) contributions are placed. You decide how your account balance will be invested, selecting from a variety of mutual funds and variable annuities.
This information is for Self-Managed Plan (SMP) participants who are new to the SURS System or just want information regarding SMP procedures including transfers, service credit purchases and accumulation, and contact information.
Investment studies have shown that asset allocation is the most important factor influencing the return on your portfolio. This information will explain the difference between asset classes and provide you with some portfolio examples.
Resources for SMP members including the Member Guide and retirement application, as well as information regarding service credit, insurance, and tax forms.
Get answers to frequently asked questions regarding retirement, insurance, disability, refunds, and more.
A brief review of the investment approach and an assessment of each investment option offered in the Self-Managed Plan.
Use these links to find the latest tax forms available, contact your SMP Provider, learn about the State Universities Annuitant Association, and much more.
Learn more specific information about the benefits of the Self-Managed plan.
Compare the differences between the Portable, Traditional, and Self-Managed Plans.
The most recent SMP Quarterly Returns and previous performance reports are available to provide members with historical fund analyses. Also provides information on benchmarks and their interpretation.
Use this form to apply for retirement benefits of the Self-Managed plan.
A helpful video for those individuals planning to retire in the next 90 days.
The SMP Educational Videos are a member resource to view fund provider Self-Managed Plan instructional videos and SURS instructional videos. This resource helps members learn how to navigate their SURS online resources and fund provider resources.
A retirement readiness checklist.
Visit our Seminars and Webinars page to register for our available events.
Service Providers maintain member fund allocations, invest funds, send detailed quarterly statements, and forward summary statement information to SURS. Learn who to contact if you need to change your allocations or coordinate a withdrawal.
SURS Videos to help guide you through various topics such as logging on and navigating the Member Website, the Benefit Estimator, information regarding the Traditional Plan, and more!