• Reminders

  • HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings listed below. Meetings start at 9:30 AM. All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions. Dates as follows:

    • April 28
    • May 12 (TBD)
    • June 23 (TBD)
  • 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. 


Thinking about retirement? Your association will still be there for you…and remember, if it doesn’t start with IEA – it isn’t us!

IEA-Retired is your continuing connection to the services, programs, discounts and advocacy efforts of the Illinois Education Association-NEA.

Below are just a few of the IEA-Retired membership benefits.

1)IEA-Retired colleagues and friends stay involved by meetingtogether regularly in local chapters. They conduct greatprograms, stay active in support of public education,participate in IEA conferences and activities, and engagepolitically to protect state retirement programs and benefits.

2)You’ll continue to receive the outstanding discounts and money-saving programs availablethrough NEA Member Benefits and IEA’s Access Saver programs. Saving money is even moreimportant in retirement years. After registering on the site, you will have access to:

NEA complimentary life insurance

NEA guaranteed issue life insurance (guaranteed for those 45 and over). $10,000and $20,000

NEA dental and vision insurance

NEA retiree health program (Medicare supplement insurance). Typically 15 percentcheaper than competition.

3)NEA Educator’s Employment Liability insurance protection continues. If you intend to substitute teach or take any temporary employment in the public schools during yourretirement, this protection is essential and brings great peace of mind.

4) You’ll continue to receive the IEA-Retired insider electronic newsletter and other IEA-NEA publications.

5) You’ll be invited to participate in the IEA ONE conference. This annual event features an outstanding line-up of programs, speakers and topical presentations specifically designed for retired teachers, education support professionals and higher education faculty. (This year’s conference is Oct.15 in Oakbrook.)

IEA-Retired is your way to stay involved and be

an advocate for public education!

Interested in receiving more information?

Contact IEA-Retired Staff Liaison

Kim Riley at kim.riley@ieanea.org or 309.662.5359.


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