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Protecting Your Online Accounts

Have you have ever stared at a login screen of an infrequently visited website, trying to recall your password? I have often stared blankly at the screen, searching my brain for that unhackable password I created—only to realize it’s so obscure, I can’t remember it! Here are some tips for creating a strong password:

About the ASRS LTD Vendor Transition

Effective September 1, Broadspire Services Inc., replaces Sedgwick as administrator of the ASRS Long Term Disability (LTD) Program. What does this mean for ASRS employers?

New Proposed Rule for Hiring a Retiree

The ASRS is currently undergoing the rulemaking process to require retirees who return to work for an ASRS employer, under specific criteria, to submit a “Working After Retirement” form to their employer. Read on for full details… 

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.

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