Home

Here's What's New!

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!

Help Educate Your Employees!

Did you know the ASRS offers educational meetings for you employees at your own location? If you have 20 or more employees who want to attend an Informational Session, Route 3, or Route 4 meeting, ASRS will present at your location. But, our availability to come to you fills quickly - currently we’re booking meetings for after January 2nd!

What are "Basics for Employers" Meetings?

You may have seen our recent emails advertising our ASRS Basics for Employers meetings, but do you know what information is covered and who they’re for?

The ASRS Basics for Employers training is an overview of employer responsibilities regarding the Arizona State Retirement System.  This training is geared toward employer Human Resources, Payroll, Benefits, and Administration personnel and designed for staff who want an update on ASRS functions and employer responsibilities with regard to ASRS processes.  

A Review of the 2019 Employer Conference

A look back at how many employers attended the 2019 ASRS Employer Conference sessions, and which topics were covered. 

ASRS Investment Returns Outpace Pension Plan Peers

The financial health of the ASRS significantly depends on our ability to generate attractive long-term returns from our investments while moderating risk. This helps to assure the security of retirement and member benefits while also keeping down the ongoing contribution rates for our active members and employers.

At the end of each fiscal year – June 30th – a rate of return is calculated for the ASRS investment portfolio, which impacts future contribution rates.

Service Purchase: A Look at Buying Service Credit

Many members may not realize it, but while you are actively contributing to the ASRS, it is possible to buy service credit towards your retirement. Given the right circumstances, the benefits of purchasing service could mean an increase in your lifetime monthly benefit and/or qualify you for an earlier retirement date.

Survivor Benefits for Mid-Career Members

It’s not a topic anyone likes to discuss, but have you ever wondered what happens to your contributions if you pass away before you have the opportunity to retire? 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - blogs