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  • Shaping Arizona: 2020 US Census

    September 2, 2020

    Please note that the 2020 U.S. Census is currently underway. The results of the survey will impact funding in many important areas for the state of Arizona so your participation is very important!

    Please visit AzCensus2020 to learn more about how you can participate in shaping the future of Arizona.



  • Director's Message to NASRA on Pandemic Response

    August 31, 2020

    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.



  • Director’s Message by Paul Matson, ASRS Director

    August 6, 2020

    As we continue to adapt and adjust to our pandemic and post-pandemic lives, I would like to take a moment to address a question that I have been asked by our members multiple times during the past several months. past several months.
    Read the rest of the Director's Message >>



  • Diet Suggestions for Prediabetes

    July 31, 2020

    If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, the situation may seem overwhelming.



  • This Fall’s Medical & Dental Open Enrollment: A Quick Timeline

    July 30, 2020

    While the annual ASRS open enrollment period doesn’t start until November 1st, when can you expect to start receiving information about the 2021 plan year? And what can you do now to prepare for open enrollment?



  • Submitting Documents & Member Service Updates

    July 2, 2020

    As a reminder, for everyone's safety, the ASRS offices continue to be closed. All member and retiree services are offered remotely (via online or phone). Members may drop off documents at the office, however, no staff will be available to assist you. Watch this video to learn more about ASRS remote services:



  • The CARES Act and Your ASRS Account

    June 26, 2020

    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

    June 26, 2020

    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

    June 26, 2020

    A message from Paul Matson, ASRS Director.



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

    June 26, 2020

    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.



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