Here's What's New!

Director's Message to NASRA on Pandemic Response

Director Paul Matson recently attended the annual conference for the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) which, like so many conferences at this time, was held virtually. We wanted to share his update, presented at the conference, about the ASRS' response to the pandemic, and how we were able to shift member services to safer, remote support.

The CARES Act and Your ASRS Account

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) has seen a slight increase in members asking, “Can I refund or get a loan from my account?” 

Contribution Rates for FY 2020-21

ASRS members and employers will see a slight increase in contribution rates at the start of the new fiscal year, July 1.

Your Future Pension is Safe

A message from Paul Matson, ASRS Director.

Why Your Pension Benefit Doesn't Depend on Your Account Balance

As a member of the Arizona State Retirement System, you make contributions with each of your paychecks. Both you and your employer contribute equal amounts, which are invested to generate revenue and build the ASRS trust fund, which in turn pays your guaranteed lifetime pension benefit upon retirement. These contributions, plus interest, combine to form your account balance.

Top Questions Answers: A New Video Series!

Friendly ASRS staff in our call center field member questions every day of operation. After a while, we noticed that we get some of the same questions again and again. To save you time and a phone call, we have started a new video series that answers your most commonly asked questions in a short, clear, and concise manner.

A Message from ASRS Director Paul Matson

Photo of ASRS Director Paul Matson 2019To our Members:

As the ASRS moves into its annual “retirement season” I wanted to take a moment to reassure our members that while our staff continues to be predominantly working remotely for everyone’s safety, our commitment to providing you the highest levels of service has not waned. I am proud to report that during this time of transition, the ASRS continues to meet our monitored and measured high standards for processing pension, health insurance, disability and forfeiture payments and applications, as well as responding to various member inquiries.

Continue reading the Director's Message

User Access to the ASRS Employer Website

To maintain the security of the ASRS Employer website, be sure to deactivate account access when a user leaves employment or no longer needs access. Also, do not share or transfer login IDs and passwords between users.

Reminder: New Health Insurance Forms!

The ASRS has recently released a new form to help streamline the reporting of your Health Insurance Plans. The new Annual Employer Provided Health Insurance Plans and Premiums Report and the Employer Health Insurance Plan/Premium Breakdown Table forms are your one-stop shop to provide the ASRS with your updated annual Health Insurance Plans and Premiums for the following benefit year. 

Direct Deposit for Employers

In January 2019, The Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) modified its payment process. 

The ASRS switched to Bank of America for payment processing, which gives the employers the ability to receive Health Insurance Premium Benefit payment via direct deposit to their account.


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