WELCOME to the Retired State Employees Association website.

The RSEA is an independent, volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization of retired State of Illinois employees and their survivors.

Last year State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) had nearly 70,000 retirees and survivors receiving over $2.1 billion in retirement annuities - those are not small numbers.
While others in Illinois may fixate on the $2.1 billion, we want to show the influence of tens of thousands of retirees speaking with a unified voice.

We hope you will join us in our efforts. Your membership is important to the RSEA, our retirees, and to you. The more members an organization has, the stronger it becomes, and we use that strength to protect the rights and benefits of State retirees. Our membership dues allow us to fund our efforts to show elected officials and other policy makers that State retirees are actively interested in decisions that affect us.

The Benefits of Membership

The RSEA advocates for its membership as a whole – The Association participates in lawsuits to preserve and protect our healthcare and pension annuity benefits.  Additionally, we monitor proposed legislation that may affect retirement benefits, contacting legislators, and even making proposed changes when needed.

Other member benefits include a monthly newsletter (The Reporter), interesting guest speakers at our monthly meetings (ranging from representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association to gubernatorial candidates), and access to our Facebook group (which allows us to stream our monthly meetings to our members who might live outside the central Illinois region).

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Membership Meetings Suspended

Out of concern for the well-being of our membership, and in accordance with the advice given by state health officials to limit unnecessary exposure, we will NOT be hosting any of our monthly membership meetings until possibly next September. The decision as to when our next membership meetings will be held is dependent upon guidance from the Governor's office. When the 'Stay-at-Home' order has been lifted, the RSEA will publish in its newsletter our next meeting dates.
Thank you for your patience during this crisis, and Stay Safe out there.

RSEA Meeting Schedule