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  • The Retirement System Equation

    September 30, 2021

    A formula that is very important at the ASRS, but one that most of us would not learn about outside of retirement fund management: 

    C + I = B + E

    Contributions plus Income equals Benefits plus Expenses. This is the essence of how your retirement system is funded! A description of these four factors:



  • New Information on ASRS supplemental savings plans

    September 27, 2021

    Supplemental savings plans offered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) can be a helpful way for employees to invest tax-deferred money today to bolster their retirement income down the road.

    To enhance access to these plans, simplify administration, ensure continued professional oversight and low administrative and investment costs, the Arizona legislature passed and Governor Ducey signed into law Senate Bill 1348 this past legislative session. This new law has two parts to it as follows:



  • Retiring Young

    September 16, 2021
    Things to think about if you're able to retire at an early age.


  • Are You Fully Enrolled with the ASRS?

    August 18, 2021

    Even if you've been a contributing member for years, it's good to check just in case.



  • Change Employers, Keep your ASRS Membership

    August 18, 2021
    A new job with another ASRS employer doesn't mean starting over with your pension.


  • Healthy Mouth, Healthy You

    August 17, 2021

    Healthy Mouth, Healthy You: The Importance of Oral Health!

    Our bodies are incredibly interconnected. Poor oral health can negatively impact overall health. And plenty of health conditions can hurt oral health. Improving either oral or overall health can have wideranging positive effects.



  • Working After Retirement

    August 17, 2021
    Retirement doesn’t always mean not working. And returning to work doesn’t necessarily mean you have to pause receiving your pension – you just need to be aware of the rules regarding your ASRS pension benefit and returning to work.


  • Will my Pension Ever Increase?

    August 10, 2021

    One of the most common questions we receive from retirees relates to increases in their pension. Many retirees are surprised to learn that the ASRS was not designed to provide yearly postretirement benefit increases.



  • Getting the Most From Your MyASRS Secure Account

    July 27, 2021

    Your secure myASRS account is an important tool both before and after retirement. After you retire, it’s important to stay active in your account; here is a brief overview of all the capabilities you have within your myASRS account as a retiree.



  • The Role of the Board & New Appointees

    July 27, 2021
    One of the most important concepts with respect to managing a large organization is governance. With respect to the Arizona State Retirement System, the organization is governed by a nine-member Board, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the state Senate.


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