News Features

SURS Receives Third Award for Redesigned DC Plan

On Oct. 26, Pensions & Investments Newspaper (P&I) and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) announced SURS as a winner of a 2021 Excellence & Innovation Award. SURS was given the award for its redesigned core 401(a) defined...

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Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

The State of Illinois TRAIL Medicare Advantage open enrollment period for participating annuitants and survivors is October 15 - November 15, 2021. The 2022 plan year will begin January 1, 2022, and will run through December 31, 2022. The state of Illinois offers...

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SURS Summer Newsletter Now Available

Read about the outcome of the trustee election, Money Purchase Factor change, Plan Choice Decision Tool, SURS new supplemental plan, website redesign and more. https://surs.org/advocate

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SURS Recognized for DC Plan Redesign

SURS has been chosen as a recipient of a 2021 Leadership Recognition Award by the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc (NAGDCA) for the redesign of our Retirement Savings Plan (RSP). Earlier this year SURS received an Eddy Award...

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We Have Redesigned our Website

Surs.org has been redesigned to benefit our members and other users. Our new design will: Improve usability for visitors. That includes simpler, easier to use navigation and search tools.Enhance ADA compliance by further adapting best practices for accessibility by...

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SURS Members Elect Trustees to New Terms

Current board members Mitchell Vogel and Fred Giertz have been elected to continue serving on the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees by the System’s annuitants.

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A New Way To Save From SURS

SURS is offering a new voluntary savings plan called the SURS Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) through participating SURS employers. The SURS DCP will provide members another avenue to save more and generate additional retirement income. Learn more and see if your...

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SURS Winter Newsletter Now Available

Read details about the upcoming trustee election, new Deferred Compensation Plan, investments, legislation and a letter from our interim executive director. Click here to read.

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SURS Wins Award for Communications Excellence

SURS has won a first-place Eddy Award from Pensions & Investments newspaper for its communications efforts in promoting the redesign of its defined contribution plan - the Retirement Savings Plan. The Eddy Awards are given annually to private companies and public...

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