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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.

2016 ASRS Facts at a Glance Infographic from the annual report

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

 

Membership Categories

  • 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.
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