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  • ASRS is Upgrading Its Payment Process Beginning January 2019

    December 28, 2018

    These modifications are expected to further increase our security and allow the ASRS more flexibility in payment processing while saving approximately $1 million per year, which will remain in the ASRS Trust Fund for future pensions.

  • Health Insurance Costs and Retirement

    December 6, 2018

    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.

  • Retiree 1099s: Time to Update Your Address

    November 6, 2018

  • When to Talk to Your HR Before Contacting the ASRS

    October 30, 2018

    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?

  • Can I Borrow Against My Pension?

    October 30, 2018

    It happens to many of us. You have a big expense coming up – perhaps a home purchase, wedding, or sending a child off to college – and while considering your financial options you wonder, “Can I borrow against my ASRS account?”

  • Service Reminders for Our Members

    October 30, 2018

    You've visited the website and attended a Member Education meeting but still have questions - when's the best time to call to avoid high call volume and hold times?

  • ASRS Member Advisors: A Look Behind the Scenes

    October 30, 2018

    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.

  • ASRS to Modify Payments Process in 2019

    October 30, 2018

    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.

  • Saving Money

    October 29, 2018

  • Now What? A little bit of direction for those dealing with the passing of a loved one.

    September 11, 2018

    Dealing with grief when a loved one dies is hard enough, but often you find yourself in a situation where you have to deal with financial and investment matters as well. The uncertainty about what to do next can be overwhelming. The following suggestions may help guide you through the process.

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