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.
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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.