Welcome to Your HCAA Website!

Good News!
In a unanimous decision on May 8, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled the landmark pension law unconstitutional!
Read the entire news article from the Chicago Tribune here.
(ICCTA Note: The Illinois Supreme Court’s decision is available online here.)

Poll: Your Colleagues’ Benefit Choice Insurance Selections for 2015 –
Which insurance options have been chosen by your HCAA Board members?  We asked Board members to write up what their experiences have been with the carriers they chose.  View the results here. Note: To add your own comments, please send an email to Sarah Stark at stark.cii@gmail.com


Your Media Pickssubmitted by HCAA members for HCAA members
Looking for a good book, a thought-provoking movie, an article chock full of information, or a media-rich website? See what your colleagues are recommending, or share your own “find” by submitting this online form.

Current Pick:

  • Title:  The History of TRS and SURS
  • Media:  2 websites
    –TRS: started as the Illinois Pension and Retirement System in  1915. In 1939 TRS was established. For more information visit http://trs.illinois.gov/pubs/history.pdf
    –SURS: University Retirement System was founded in 1941 for U of I only. Over the years other universities joined in. In 1963 became SURS. Community Colleges joined in as they were founded in the mid to late 1960’s.  For more info, visit http://www.surs.org/pdfs/joint/SURS_Facts.pdf
  • Recommended By:  Steve Catlin
  • Teaser:  Did you ever wonder how the retirement systems started?  Well, thanks to Steve’s research, you can read for yourself!

This site has been created to help you:

  • locate understandable assessments of what is happening in Springfield with regard to your pensions
  • get to know HCAA members
  • keep track of HCAA social and business events via an online calendar
  • learn “hot off the press” information that will keep you up to date on information that may affect your retirement

We hope you enjoy your visits here and find the information useful.



Website Suggestion Form
Please complete the form below to send your suggestions with regard to the HCAA website to the current president. We appreciate your input as we work toward making this site a useful one for everyone!