|Mar-25-14||Governor Appoints SURS Trustee||
Governor Pat Quinn has appointed Peter Newell to the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees.
Newell is a vice president at the venture capital firm Sandbox Industries in Chicago, where he is part of the founding team of its new practice, Sandbox Innovation Partners, which helps corporations innovate by connecting them with emerging technology companies from around the world.
|Mar-24-14||Learn the Facts about Pension Reform|
|Feb-25-14||CMS Medicare Update||
PLEASE NOTE: If your 2012 Modified Adjusted Gross Income (as reported on your 2013 tax return) is $85,000 or less for an individual/ $170,000 or less for a married couple, this information does not affect you.
|Feb-07-14||Temporary Staffing Services RFP||
The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide temporary staffing services. A firm submitting a proposal is referred to as the “Responder”.
Minority-, Female- and/or Disabled-Owned Business Enterprises, as those terms are defined in the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act (30 ILCS 575/), are encouraged to submit Proposals.
|Jan-27-14||SURS 2013 Annual Report Posted||
The SURS 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has been posted online for public viewing. SURS annual reports dating back to 2006 are also available.
Questions regarding the contents of the report should be directed to SURS Chief Financial Officer Phyllis Walker at 1-800-275-7877.
Click here to view the SURS 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
|Jan-24-14||January Newsletter Now Available|
|Dec-13-13||Investment, Legislative and Tax Related Legal Services RFP||
The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from private law firms to provide various investment, legislative and tax related legal services for the Board of Trustees and the System. Responding firms must demonstrate experience and expertise in specific legal matters related to:
|Dec-03-13||CMS Has Extended the Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit Deadline||
The deadline for returning Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit (DEVA) forms has been extended until January 31, 2014.
SURS members should continue to call the HMS Employer Solutions call center with their questions – 877-658-0596.
In October, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) retained the services of HMS Employer Solutions (HMS) to conduct a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit.
|Dec-03-13||SURS Helping Members With Medicare Advantage Questions||
The SURS staff has been preparing over the past several months for the Medicare Advantage Enrollment Period. An “increase in traffic” plan of action started on November 12, the first day of enrollment, and will continue through December 13, the final day of enrollment.
To help with increased calls, all Member Service Representatives (MSRs) within the agency are helping with phone calls and SURS Counselors are providing on-site counseling sessions and Power Point presentations for those who stop by the office looking for help.
|Nov-25-13||2013 Benefit Summary Statements Available Online||
SURS began mailing 2013 Benefit Summary Statements on November 13, 2013. Approximately 125,000 statements will be mailed. Statements are mailed in zip code order, in batches of approximately 5,000 per day, beginning with the statements for actively employed members. Mailing will continue through the end of the year. Please allow time for your statement to reach you before calling to request a replacement copy.
Members may also log in to the SURS Member Website to review an online version of the same statement.