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  • 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.



  • Top Questions Answers: A New Video Series!

    June 26, 2020

    Friendly ASRS staff in our call center field member questions every day of operation. After a while, we noticed that we get some of the same questions again and again. To save you time and a phone call, we have started a new video series that answers your most commonly asked questions in a short, clear, and concise manner.



  • A Message from ASRS Director Paul Matson

    June 11, 2020

    Photo of ASRS Director Paul Matson 2019To our Members:

    As the ASRS moves into its annual “retirement season” I wanted to take a moment to reassure our members that while our staff continues to be predominantly working remotely for everyone’s safety, our commitment to providing you the highest levels of service has not waned. I am proud to report that during this time of transition, the ASRS continues to meet our monitored and measured high standards for processing pension, health insurance, disability and forfeiture payments and applications, as well as responding to various member inquiries.

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  • A Message from Director Paul Matson

    June 11, 2020

    Photo of ASRS Director Paul Matson 2020May 8, 2020

    To our members, employers & constituents:

    As Arizona continues to adapt during this ongoing pandemic, I wanted to take a moment to update you on what we are doing to ensure your safety, that of our staff, and community as the ASRS continues to remain fully operational in all core services, including making all pension, disability, and health insurance payments.

    While we have moved to a majority home-based workforce, the ASRS continues to process all retirement applications, forfeitures and similar service requests, as well as collecting contributions and keeping member accounts up-to-date. Retirees and LTD recipients can expect to continue receiving their benefit payments uninterrupted, on time, every month.

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  • Message from Director Paul Matson Re: COVID-19 Service Levels

    May 8, 2020

    Photo of ASRS Director Paul Matson 2019 To our members, employers & constituents:

    In this time of uncertainty, I wanted to take a moment to let you know that in spite of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic and capital market situation, and the recent Executive Orders from Governor Ducey to ensure your safety, the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is still fully operational in all core services, including making all pension, disability, and health insurance payments. Benefit payments are not impacted, and retirees can expect their monthly benefits to continue to be paid on time every month.

    The ASRS continues to process all retirement applications, forfeitures, and similar service requests, as well as collecting contributions, and we expect to continue doing so throughout this uniquely stressful period. The only services we are not providing at this time are in-person individual and group meetings. Rather than risk your health, that of our community and employees, we have migrated all meetings to telephonic or web-based platforms. As such, please use our website to find answers to most of your questions, log into your myASRS account to send us a Secure Message, or call to speak with a Benefits Advisor from our Member Advisory Center.



  • New Dental Providers for 2021 Retiree Group Insurance

    April 20, 2020

    The Arizona State Retirement System has selected two new dental insurance providers for the Retiree Group Dental Services program, beginning January 1, 2021. Delta Dental of Arizona and Cigna Health were selected after a solicitation for bids (Request for Proposals) was held. The contracts were approved on April 20.



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