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Last Call to Attend “Basics For Employers”

Our annual “Basics For Employers” classes are coming to an end – there’s just one more class left being held THIS Thursday, the 8th! This seminar is good for anyone in Human Resources, Administration Personnel, Payroll, Benefits, or if you’re new to working with ASRS. 

ASRS to Modify Employer Payments Process in 2019

The Arizona State Retirement System is modifying its payment process beginning January 2019.

Human Resources or ASRS?

Sometimes, it’s hard to know whether you should be helping to answer an employee’s questions about the ASRS or their pension, or when you need to point them our way. In general, if they have questions specific to their account – such as benefit estimates or possible retirement dates – they’ll need to either contact the ASRS or log in to their secure myASRS account. If they have more general questions – what or who the ASRS is, benefits of their pension plan, etc. -  it’s good for employers to be able to have answers.

Deactivating Employer User Accounts

Attention all Employer Administrators!  If an employee leaves and also has access to the ASRS portal, don’t forget to deactivate their access. 

Employer Conference Roundup for 2018

The Employer Relations team just conducted another successful Employer Conference, presenting 23 on-site meetings throughout Arizona and 2 webinars. 

ASRS to Modify Payments Process in 2019

The Arizona State Retirement System is modifying its payment process beginning January 2019. These modifications are expected to save approximately $1 million per year, further increase our security, and allow the ASRS more flexibility in payment processing.

As a result of the changes, your ASRS deposit will appear with the description “AZ St Retirement”, and will now be processed through Bank of America.

ASRS Member Advisors: A Look Behind the Scenes

When you need some help, information, or guidance, you may find yourself contacting our Member Advisory Center for assistance.  This includes calling us for help, sending a secure message from your myASRS secure account or making an in-person appointment for more complex issues.

When to Talk to Your HR Before Contacting the ASRS

If you have questions about your pension, do you know who to reach out to for answers? What about if you’ve moved and need to update your information? Or if you have questions about Long Term Disability? Do you go to your employer’s HR? Or directly to the ASRS?

Health Insurance Costs and Retirement

There can be a lot of costs to budget for when thinking about retirement, but have you ever looked into what your health insurance costs could be? If not, you’re not alone! Many people mistakenly think health insurance costs won’t change much when they retire, but that’s rarely the case. In fact, health insurance costs may impact when you’re able to retire or if you need to work after retirement.

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