Here's What's New!

Service Purchase Payroll Deduction Agreements

The Service Purchase Program allows some members to purchase past service time, which may increase a lifetime monthly benefit or qualify some for an earlier retirement date. Here are some quick reminders about Payroll Deduction Agreements…

FAQs for Employers: Enrollments & Demographics

Does updating employee’s demographic records in our system, automatically update the same info with the ASRS? Can a newly enrolled employee update their ASRS beneficiary before they have made a contribution? These questions and more answered… 

The 411 on Secure Employer Administrators

Data security and privacy are of utmost importance to the ASRS and Secure Employer Website Administrators are on the front-lines of that effort! Learn more about this important employer role… 

Watch for Autofill!

Autofill, a common feature on most popular web browsers, can lead to incorrect information being associated with their accounts.  How can you help keep your employees personal info safe?

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! 


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