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'Return to Work' Employees and the Alternate Contribution Rate

When an ASRS retiree returns to work for an ASRS employer and meets active membership criteria, then active contributions must begin and the member’s pension is suspended. The member will not receive a pension benefit until they either terminate employment or reduce their hours and re-retires. However, there is an exception to this rule. Under very specific conditions, an ASRS retiree can qualify to remain retired while working for an ASRS employer. It is the responsibility of both the retiree and employer to ensure compliance.

For Staff Who May Be Retiring

Are you or members of your staff within a year of retirement? The ASRS is here to assist in the transition! We offer several options to help personalize your or your staff’s retirement inquiries. Did you know the ASRS offers one-on-one appointments in the Phoenix and Tucson offices, as well as online counseling sessions? 

What is an HIPB?

The ASRS provides a health insurance premium benefit (HIPB), also referred to as a “subsidy” or “reimbursement,” to eligible retired and LTD participants to help cover a portion of the out-of-pocket cost of member insurance premiums. A percentage of all employer contributions are placed in a 401(a) Health Benefit Supplement account to provide funds for the HIPB.

Help Make our Employer Conference Better!

With your help, the Employer Relations Team continues to improve our yearly conferences. If you have any suggestions or ideas you would like discussed during this year’s conferences, please contact your employer liaison via Employer Secure Message (ESM).

ASRS Basics for Employers

Are you new to working with the ASRS? Are you looking to refresh your knowledge of ASRS’ processes and online applications?

ASRS Phone Scam Warning

It's been brought to our attention that imposters are impersonating the ASRS, calling our members and requesting information from them. Learn how to recognize a phone scam & how to report it: 

65+ Membership Waiver

Can a member opt out of the ASRS? There is a group of members who are eligible to opt out of the Arizona State Retirement System, if they meet certain criteria.

Upcoming Enhancements for Employer Executive Contacts

The ASRS made a small change to the Employer Contacts page last winter to add a new type of employer contact. The purpose of this change is to enable you to add contact information for your executives, which will assist the ASRS as we try to ensure your executive staff receives important and relevant communication from the ASRS.

ASRS Compensation, Redefined

On August 27, 2019, SB1018 redefined what ASRS compensation is for members that join the ASRS effective January 1, 2020 going forward.

Is Your Business Contact Info Current?

Have you changed contact information? Whenever an employer user’s contact information changes, it’s important to update the ASRS secure employer user account!

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