ASRS AT A GLANCE
The Arizona State Retirement System, created in 1953, is a state agency providing retirement benefits, long-term disability benefits and other benefits to employees of the state, counties, municipalities, universities, community colleges, school districts and other political entities.
Data for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. Download a printable fact sheet.
ASRS programs as mandated by Arizona Revised Statute
- Defined Benefit Plan for qualified Arizona public employees – A.R.S. § 38-711
- Health Insurance premium benefit program for qualified retired members – A.R.S. § 38-782
- Long Term Disability Program for qualified Arizona public employees – A.R.S. § 38-797
- Defined Contribution Plan (System) for qualified Arizona public employees – A.R.S. § 38-771
- Optional supplemental salary deferral retirement savings plans – A.R.S. § 38-951,952
- Active Member - Working at a member employer and contributing to the ASRS.
- Inactive Member - Once a contributing member but currently not making contributions through an ASRS member employer. Such members maintain an account balance but are not contributing or drawing pension benefits.
- Retired - Receiving a lifetime monthly benefit from the ASRS.
- Survivor Beneficiary - A surviving beneficiary receiving a lifetime monthly benefit from the ASRS.
- LTD Member - Receiving a monthly benefit under the Long Term Disability Program.