FAQs

  • Who does SUAA serve?
    • SUAA represents current employees, retired individuals, their spouses and their survivors who will or are receiving benefits from the State Universities Retirement System.
  • What benefits are there for being a member? 
    • SUAA is your voice at the Capitol and SUAA works hard to make it heard LOUD and clear by the legislators. SUAA provides a communication network through emails, legislative bulletins, websites, workshops and meetings that informs and updates you on both local and state issues relative to and focused on your pension and healthcare benefits.
  • Can I join online and is my payment information secure?
    • Yes, the online enrollment form will be available Wednesday, June 7th under a new Join Now tab. Your payment is actually processed through PayPal, which is a trusted, secure site for payment processing. PayPal takes securing your financial information very seriously, and always uses the latest anti-fraud technology. PayPal will never share your financial information with SUAA or any other merchant.
  • How much are SUAA dues? 
    • SUAA State Office dues are $33.00 a year. Chapter dues vary by chapter and the combined rate for your chapter and the SUAA State Office dues can be found here.
  • When is my membership due?
    • Your membership will be due one year from when you last paid. You will receive a renewal in the mail approximately one month prior to your due date. Please contact the State Office at suaa@suaa.org or (217) 523-4040 if you are unsure.
  • Who is my legislator and how do I contact them?
  • Who do I contact regarding my benefits including insurance, retirement, and disability? 
    • Please contact SURS directly. (800) 275-7877 or www.surs.com.
  • What are the five Illinois public employee retirement systems? 
State Universities Retirement System (SURS)
1901 Fox Drive, P.O. Box 2710
Campaign, IL 61825-2710
(217) 378-8800 - (800) 275-7877

State Employees Retirement System (SERS)
2101 S. Veterans Pkwy, P.O. Box 19255
Springfield, IL 62794-9255
(217) 785-7444

General Assembly Retirement System (GARS)
2101 S. Veterans Pkwy, P.O. Box 19255
Springfield, IL 62794-9255
(217) 782-8500

Judges' Retirement System (JRS)
2101 S. Veterans Pkwy, P.O. Box 19255
Springfield, IL 62794-9255
(217) 782-8500

Teacher's Retirement System (TRS)
2815 W. Washington, P.O. Box 19253
Springfield, IL 62794-9253
(217) 753-0311  - (800) 877-7896