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 policymakers that State retirees are actively interested in decisions that affect us.

Major Update regarding AETNA and HSHS as of June 28th 2024.
The following information comes from WJBDRADIO.COM:

“Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) has announced an agreement has been reached with Illinois Aetna to allow those covered by the insurance to continue to receive services on an in-network rate. The current agreement was set to terminate on July 1st. HSHS will be notifying patients that Aetna members and any appointments that had been paused can be scheduled at all HSHS facilities in Illinois. The agreement includes nine HSHS Illinois hospitals, including St. Joseph Hospitals in Breese and Highland as well as at the Greenville hospital as well as Prairie Cardiovascular and HSHS Medical Group clinics.

If patients have further questions regarding upcoming appointments, they can contact their provider’s office. Any additional insurance questions can be directed to HSHS Patient Financial Services at 1-833-464-1778 or via email at [email protected].”


The Benefits of Membership

The RSEA advocates for its membership by monitoring 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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We Are Moving

         New Meeting Location

Beginning in January 2023, the location of our monthly Springfield membership meeting is moving to Springfield First United Methodist Church, located at 2941 S. Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL (on the Northwest corner of Koke Mill Rd and Wabash Ave). The meetings will still be held at 1:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the months January through October.