Employer News

  • Enrolling Employees: Frequently Encountered Issues

    One common error that frequently occurs during the enrollment process of new employees is with members who already have an existing ASRS account and need to enroll with their new employer. They often log into their account first, then attempt to complete enrollment. Note that the instructions do not advise these employees to log in first. The employee should simply click on the "First Time Registering?" link that is located at the bottom of the login screen. Logging into an existing account will bypass the enrollment process.

  • 2022 Employer Conference Details

    The Employer Relations Team is excited to host the annual ASRS Employer Conference starting on September 7, 2022, via Google Meet. Based on feedback received from the 2021 Employer Conference, ASRS is trying something different this year: virtual conference days that last from 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. that include breakout sessions on topics relevant to your responsibilities. 

  • Re-Retirees & Ending Payroll Verification Forms

    While most retirees who return to work directly with an ASRS employer wait to do so until they can both work and continue to receive their retirement benefit, there are those who choose to or must suspend their benefit and become contributing members again. When they decide to resume receiving a retirement benefit again, they have to re-retire so their benefit can include the additional service they accrued in their recent employment. 

  • The Importance of Correct Pay Types

    When completing online contribution reporting, whether it be web-based or file upload, it is important to use the correct pay types when reporting contributions. Understanding and applying the correct pay type helps the ASRS not only identify what compensation should and shouldn’t be included in the calculation of an employee’s pension benefit, it reduces the delay in processing that can result from having to get clarification from the employer.
  • The 65+ Membership Waiver: Important, Time-Sensitive!

    New employees of ASRS employers may be eligible to waive participation in the ASRS, but only if they meet certain criteria.
  • Reminders for Hiring ASRS Retirees

    If an employee is new to your organization, it is important to do some research in order to determine their ASRS eligibility or status. This helps you verify whether the employee is brand new to ASRS, an established member, or a Return to Work (RTW) retiree with ASRS.
  • NEW: Employer Town Halls

    Please keep an eye out for targeted emails and announcements on the Employers webpage for our next outreach endeavor, branded as Employer Town Halls. Much like advisor hours in college, the Employer Relations Team will schedule some dedicated time to be available to their assigned employers. Our liaisons will invite their designated employers to join them in a Google Meet to express any concerns, ask questions and make suggestions for how we can improve our service delivery.
  • Basics for Employers: A Review

    For the first time in two years, the Employer Relations Team presented the ASRS Basics for Employers presentations live. The last two years brought about unprecedented challenges to how we conduct business. The ASRS had to quickly adapt from in-person group meetings to virtual and recorded sessions, and until this May, offered our Basics training exclusively through a series of recorded videos.
  • Resources for Retiring Employees

    While the majority of our members have been in contact with the ASRS and planning their retirement for a few months, if not a few years, there are still a good number of members who may suddenly decide to retire out of necessity or impulse without much planning.
  • 460 Report: What is it & How to Use It.

    For employer-users with the “HI Premium Benefit Specialist” role, the reconciliation report (also known as HI460, or the 460 Report) is available from the Reports page of the secure myASRS employer portal on a monthly basis. The reports for the most recent three months are available for download. This report lists all retired and LTD members who have elected retired or COBRA coverage through their employer, as well as the Health Insurance Premium Benefit (HIPB) dollar amount to be applied towards each member’s monthly premiums.


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