State University Annuitants Association (SUAA)

The Western Illinois University Chapter (WIU-SUAA) was established in 1971 as a founding chapter of SUAA.

The purpose of the chapter is to:

  • Promote the individual and collective interests and welfare of annuitants and prospective annuitants.
  • Promote discussion with and service to the university.
  • Improve communications between the university and its retirees.
  • Provide social events for its members.
  • Promote discussion and participation with other annuitant organizations in the State of Illinois.

We communicate with legislators, other public officials, and candidates for office on issues important to annuitants, such as:

  • full funding of state pension programs
  • protection of cost-of-living increases, and 
  • retention of current income tax exemptions for retirement benefits.

Events – Wesley United Methodist Church 

  Snow Bunny potluck.  Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024.  Noon.  Wesley Church Atrium.  (Snow date, Feb. 13).  See Documents.  Reply to j-dallinger@wiu.edu

CMS medical insurance website:

SUAA Foundation:  scholarships, survivor assistance, professional development grants


Monthly Meetings

  • Zoom meeting.  First Thursday of month.  10 a.m. 
    Contact president for link information.
  • MDH -Aetna Insurance Plan.  As of Jan. 1, 2023, SUAA members and WIU employees will "be able to use any doctor, hospital, or specialist in or out of the Aetna Medicare Advantage network without paying more for out-of-network services, as long as the provider has accepted the plan and has not opted out or been excluded from Medicare." MDH and its providers accept Medicare and will file insurance claims with Aetna.  [See MDH website for more details.]