Here's What's New!

Employer Basics Starts Next Week

    • Were you recently designated as an Ending Payroll Verification Specialist?
    • Are you now responsible for maintaining the contribution summary report for your employer?
    • Not sure what the difference is between a Long Term Disability (LTD) Associate and an LTD Signer?
    • Do you need help completing your first Annual Employer Provided Health Insurance Plans and Premiums Packet?

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Submitting Your PPR: Your Annual Reminder!

If you provide medical and/or dental insurance for your retirees or employees who are receiving Long Term Disability benefits, you must submit the Annual Employer Provided Health Insurance Plans and Premiums Packet (PPR) before your new plan year begins to continue receiving the correct premium benefit payment.

National Public Service Recognition Week – May 5-11

This week marks National Public Service Recognition Week, and the Arizona State Retirement System would like to recognize and thank all our members who have dedicated their work to serving others.

The Other Half: Your Employer's Role in the ASRS

While member contributions go a long way to funding all the benefits the ASRS provides, none of what we provide to members would be possible without contributions from our employer partners: ASRS employers contribute the same percentage as ASRS members for each member they employ!

Contributions from both you and your employer are then pooled together, invested, grown, and used to fund benefits such as a lifetime pension when you retire, Long Term Disability, and more.

Employer Forms & Packets

The Forms & Packets section is found under the “Other Operations” tab of your employer secure account, which has 6 forms and 3 packets organized across 3 categories.

The Flexibility of Your Pension

There are currently over 700 employer partners with the ASRS, which consists of a diverse group of public education, state agencies, counties, cities and towns, and more! What does this mean for you? If you leave one ASRS employer for another, your ASRS account will pick up right where you left off.

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ASRS Highlighted by Top1000Funds.com

Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) the $50 billion pension fund for some 600,000 public sector employees in America’s Four Corners region, will opportunistically increase both US and international public equity exposure in line with its moderately bullish view on public equities and a new strategic asset allocation that targets 44 per cent of AUM in the asset class. The global public equity allocation is mostly passive in line with a belief in the efficient market hypothesis. However, the investment team does introduce marginal enhancements to index weights and takes advantage of trading opportunities within the tactical asset allocation in what executive director Paul Matson calls “enhanced passive”, that isn’t a fundamental approach but still seeks to add small, incremental returns where possible. The strategy has helped the fund achieve a 10-year return of 8.45 per cent, amongst the top 6 per cent of US public funds.

Employer Secure Messaging Enhancements

We have heard your feedback and are happy to introduce some enhancements to the Employer Secure Message (ESM) function within your employer secure account! We gathered suggestions and comments submitted by our employer partners, and a recent software release featured enhancements that many requested.

How to Check Member Eligibility

The Check Member Eligibility Tool application was designed for two primary purposes: 

Supplementing Your Retirement

New goals and resolutions typically come to mind when we think of the New Year, which makes us want to establish our own resolutions. For many, saving money is one of those goals. One option available to you as an ASRS member is a supplemental savings plan offered through Nationwide Retirement Solutions. 


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