Why be a Member of SUAA?
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founded in 1971 as a voluntary membership association, continues its vigilance
to preserve and protect the pension system, the healthcare plans and all other
benefits provided for the well-being of the 208,000 State Universities
Retirement System (SURS) participants and beneficiaries.
provides continuous tracking of pension and healthcare benefit matters, state
funding, along with other related concerns.
works with its membership to assure that legislators, executive officers and
other policy makers are knowledgeable about member issues.
is the only advocacy organization
that focuses solely on preserving pension
and healthcare benefits for the public universities’ and community colleges’
employees - both active and retirees - their spouses and survivors and SURS
members who live out of state.
affords the opportunity to interact and build relationships with other members
of SURS through the local chapters on each public university and community
provides a communication network through newsletters, legislative bulletins,
websites, workshops and meetings that informs and updates you on both local and
state issues relative to and focused on pension and healthcare benefits.
SUAA membership assists in building a knowledge base in order to better
understand how each element of legislation can affect pension and healthcare
benefits for both today and for tomorrow.
SUAA membership allows direct involvement in the
legislative process through coordination of a clear VOICE and visibility as a
solid advocacy organization that protects the pension and healthcare benefits
of the participants and beneficiaries enrolled in the SURS.
SUAA membership offers assistance to spouses
and survivors of annuitants by providing them with important information to aid
them in receiving all rights and benefits to which they are entitled.