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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

Become a “Degree Scholar Coach” Opportunity -
HCAA President Pat Wenthold shared information about the One Million Degrees initiative at this year’s General Membership Meeting. Pat noted how simple yet clever this initiative is. She says, “Who would know the ins and outs of higher ed and Harper in particular than those who spent their careers in the environment? Also, most of us have had other jobs and life experiences which add a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and skills to offer as resources to those starting out.  I do believe that there will be significant interest among our retirees (I for one) who would relish the opportunity to become a “degree scholar coach.”” To learn more about this initiative, please visit the One Million Degrees website here.
Interested individuals should reach out to Kristine Hoffhines, the OMD Project Director at Harper, at 847.925.6522 or khoffhin@harpercollege.edu for direction to the coaching form and/or answers to questions.


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:  My Life as a Turkey
  • Media: Online documentary (available here)
  • Recommended by: Turkeys Worldwide
  • Teaser: “After a local farmer left a bowl of eggs on Joe Hutto’s front porch, his life was forever changed. Hutto, possessing a broad background in the natural sciences and an interest in imprinting young animals, incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. As the chicks emerged from their shells, they locked eyes with an unusual but dedicated mother. This is one man’s remarkable experience of raising a group of wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood.” Watch this moving documentary to gain a new perspective on the turkey!

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.



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