February 25, 2014

APAC, SUAA Host Successful Pension Reform Town Hall; Biggest Attendance Ever

A large crowd filled Student Center West for the Town Hall.
Jeff Houch, Legislative Liaison,
SURS, speaking at the
APAC-SUAA Town Hall.
APAC and the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA) hosted "Illinois Pension Reform: How it Impacts You Now and After You Retire" on Jan. 29. Presenters were Jeff Houch, Legislative Liaison, SURS (State Universities Retirement System of Illinois), and Brenda Russell, President of the UIC Chapter of SUAA.

MORE THAN 325 people attended the event—the largest crowd ever for an APAC-sponsored event.

“AND, WE successfully broadcasted to Rockford, Peoria, and Springfield,” said Michael Moss, APAC Chair. The event marked the first time an APAC event ever was broadcast to Springfield.
PANELISTS ADDRESSED SURS retirement plan design change details as provided by Senate Bill 1 (Public Act 98-599) and what they mean for SURS members (both current employees and retirees), legislative challenges trying to overturn SB1, and retiree health insurance issues.

TO DOWNLOAD presentation PowerPoints and view high-definition videos of the event, visit http://uicretirement.blogspot.com/.

TO READ the UIC News article detailing discussions at the Town Hall, log on to http://news.uic.edu/examining-impact-of-pension-law.

IF YOU have questions on how the new legislation on pension reform will impact you, contact SURS at (800) 275-7877.

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