• Reminders

    HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings continue to be held online via Zoom.  All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions.

    All meeting times are from 9:30 am until ~11 am.  Meeting dates – subject to change – are as follows:

    • April 16
    • May 14

    For information, contact HCAFA President Robert Allare at hcafapresident@gmail.com

    Unfortunately, our local Illinois Education Association office in Palatine is closed due to the pandemic, but messages (847.359.0300) are forwarded to us. For an emergency situation, you may contact the HCAFA President via email (hcafapresident@gmail.com) or IEA’s central office in Springfield at https://ieanea.org/ieaconnect/ for telephone and live chat during their limited weekday hours as well as the email option. 

There Remains Some Hope That the Pension Reform Bill May Not Be in Effect Immediately

We are forwarding the update below from SUAA.  They suggest it may not be necessary to retire now in order to avoid losing significant pension benefits.

The HCAFA Executive Committee

*To the SUAA Membership and Friends!

 As most of you know, SUAA filed a motion on Friday, May 2nd for the Court to enter a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction prohibiting the implementation of PA 98-0599 (SB 1).
At this time, we would ask that no one make any decision to retire that is irrevocable (permanent, cannot be over-turned).  We will keep you updated on what transpires.

Also, SB 2505 SAM 1 is on the Senate Floor for the third reading scheduled for May 6.  If passed, it will go to the House to hopefully be passed as quickly.  The language changes the June 30, 2013 date to June 30, 2014 for the purposes of calculating a SURS participant’s retirement annuity.  If you want to read the whole amendment click here.  The Amendment was filed by Senator Chapin Rose.

Keep watching….

Linda L. Brookhart
Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association
217 East Monroe Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
217.523.4040 Office
217.523.4044 Fax
217.553.1091 Cell


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