You are invited to join the REA-IEA Retired Program

Watch the video to learn what becoming a Retired REA-IEA-NEA member can do for you.

If you have any IEA-NEA member benefits (IE.: insurance, vacation travel funds, free subscriptions, Ratuken , etc.) or still require legal protections, you must be an IEA Retired member in order to continue services. Click on this link to access the IEA Retired PowerPoint in PDF format.

You are invited to join the REA-Retired Chapter

REA retired members have one lifetime fee. When you become an REA retired member, you retain your IEA-NEA membership for life as well. The sign up form is provided as a link to a  PDF to print out and mail in (below). Many retiring IEA members are approached by IRTA (Illinois Retired Teachers Assoc.), click on this link for a flyer outlining some of the differences between the two organizations. If it doesn’t begin with IEA, it isn’t us!


Revision: 2022-2023: The retired sign up forms are updated at the end of every school year

Please  ensure the form is for the current school year. Please follow the instructions and mail it to the:
REA- IEA offices
Attn: REA-Retired
7029 Rote Road, Rockford, IL 61107
Questions: Maria @ 815-997-5801

Benefits of membership during retirement:

  • $1 million liability insurance for members who work as substitutes in public education
  • NEA dental & vision
  • Effective lobbying for issues affecting education, retirement and TRS
  • Access to NEA Member Benefits programs that provide cost savings in insurance, travel, credit card or discount purchase programs
  • NEA and IEA publications (NEA Today, This Active Life, The Advocate and The Informer) addressing issues important to retirees
  • Continued influence on educational issues, discussions with legislators and access to IEA specialists
  • Continued social activity with individuals who share your interests and concerns
  • Programs on topics of interest such as TRS, identity theft, travel, gardening, and adult education
  • Interesting and informative field trips to local museums, parks and points of interest
  • Interaction with friends and colleagues at the annual IEA-Retired conference
  • Successful Mentoring Program
  • Flyer

Some ways IEA-Retired Chapters and Members can Work with Regions and Locals

  • Political action, lobbying, meeting with legislators, contacting legislators, recommendation meetings, attending events in Springfield (especially when active members are at work)
  • Help with School Board and legislative elections, poll watchers
  • Keep active leaders informed about retirement issues and preparing to retire concerns
  • Provide training in areas of specialty
  • Assist with or coordinate community service projects and other activities for local and regions
  • Serve as a retired representative and retired volunteer coordinator on local association councils
  • Assist with crisis and strike activities
  • Attend school board meetings and pack the place events
  • Run for and serve on school boards
  • Assist with fundraising events for scholarships and special projects
  • And more…

Helpful Links

Contact for more information
REA-Retired Local President
Kevin Talbott
IEA Uniserv Associate
Maria Palmeri