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Remitting ACR Payments

Last quarter, we talked about which ASRS retired employees you need to remit ACR payments for. In this edition, we walk you through HOW to do just that… 

External Affairs meeting Scheduled for Friday

Please be advised that the External Affairs Committee will meet on Friday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the 14th Floor Conference Room at the ASRS Phoenix office, 3300 N. Central Ave. See the Board & Committee Meetings page for the agenda for this meeting and a listing of upcoming meetings.

New fiscal year, new contribution rates

Contribution rates for members and employers have been set for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2017.

The total contribution rate for the defined benefit plan, health insurance supplement and long term disability plan will be 11.50 percent for both employer and employee, up just slightly from the total rate of 11.48 percent for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2017.

The new rate will be in effect through June 30, 2018. See Contribution Rates for more information.

Employer Online Resources

As an ASRS Employer Administrator, we know you have a lot of complicated responsibilities and tasks. We've got resources to make things easier...

Employer Data Security Tips

In our current business environment, we all must take additional steps to safeguard data. Here are some suggestions that may assist you in these efforts.

2016 Employer Conference

Every year, in the late summer and early fall, the ASRS hosts its Employer Conference sessions at locations throughout the state.  Employer Relations is excited to announce a new format for the 2016 Employer Conference! 

New Employer Manual: Coming Soon!

The Employer Manual is getting a makeover!  The ASRS relies on its participating employers to provide information necessary for the efficient operation of the retirement plan. The Employer Manual was designed to assist you with the many processes involved, including:

Ending Payroll Verification Form

It's peak retirement season and the ASRS is expecting more than 5,000 new retirees this summer.  The primary document needed for most of them is the Ending Payroll Verification (EPV) form. During these busy times, it’s helpful when the EPV is completed accurately and in a timely manner. 

Employer Secure Messaging: Helpful Hints

Thank you for the feedback on the Employer Secure Messaging application! Of the feedback we have received, the most frequent suggestion is the ability to attach multiple files. 

Enhanced Employer Return to Work Form

The ASRS just launched a new release of the Review Return to Work Forms application for employer users.  This enhancement enables employer users to export the information on an approved form to a PDF file before submitting it to the ASRS. 

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