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New PO Box

Please note; if you send payment to the ASRS via our PO Box, the address has changed. The address is now; PO Box 33910, Phoenix AZ 85067

While mail to the previous PO Box will be forwarded for a short time, please make note of the new address to ensure a smooth transition going forward.

Thank you!  

A Minor Change to your Invoice for CNW

As the ASRS releases new website functionality for employers regarding Contributions Not Withheld (CNW), you will see a minor change to the employer invoice for CNW beginning August 29, 2018.  The electronic invoice will include the initial Late Fee, which is due to the contribution payment being received more than 14 days after the member’s pay period end date.  This enhancement of the secure website enables the ASRS to implement a paperless CNW process in accordance with A.R.S. § 38-738 (B).

38-749 Termination Incentive Programs (TIP)

The ASRS employs a number of safeguards to ensure final pension payments made to members are fair and accurate.  One of the final steps in the process is a review of the contributions reported to the ASRS in the member's last ten years to ensure the correct figures were used in calculating the final benefit payment. 

New Online Functionality Begins August 29!

On August 29, the new online functionality for Service Purchase will be in place.  Although Service Purchase is primarily a member program, this affects employer Contributions Not Withheld (CNW), Military Call-up, and Leave of Absence processes.  It also includes the change from USPS mail to ASRS Secure Messages for delivery of Payroll Deduction Authorization (PDA) and Termination Pay Authorization contracts, which the ASRS sends to the employer for implementation.

Here are some important reminders:

New Employees? Get Them Enrolled!

Being that a large number of ASRS employers are schools or affiliated with school systems, this time of year often means getting some new employees. While it can be a hectic time for all, it’s important to remember to assist your new employees in getting them fully registered with the ASRS. Giving them your employer enrollment code and having them set up their online account at AzASRS.gov is the first step, but it’s important that the employee understand that they aren’t quite done. 

Paying An Employee's Contributions: Not Okay!

The economy is roaring along.  Jobs are plentiful, but the workers you’re looking for may not be.  Competition for workers is intensifying, and employers are looking for ways to recruit and retain their employees.  Increasing salaries is not always the answer, and for many employers it’s not even an option.  Offering additional benefits is one way employers are competing for talent.  But sometimes what seems like an innovative idea – like paying an employee’s ASRS contributions – can end up backfiring on an employer.

Retirement Education for your Employees

Did you know that the ASRS can provide Member Education meetings for your employees - at your location - to help them learn about their ASRS benefits and prepare for retirement?  

We offer three live presentations:

Education Opportunities for Your Employees

With summer on the horizon, now is a great time to take advantage of the many Member Education learning opportunities. 

Please take a moment to share the following information with your team members, especially those who may be within five years of retirement.

The road to retirement is an exciting journey and the ASRS is here to help you at every turn. Cruise on over to our Member Education page where you can: 

Employer Conference: Dates & Times Announced

It’s just about that time of year again!  Our annual Employer Conferences are just around the corner. The Conference will be held at locations throughout the state - Click Here to find a time and date most convenient for you.

Third Party Vendors & ASRS Member Services

ASRS employers often host benefit fairs where employees can learn about the various benefits that may be available to them. The ASRS is often asked to participate and we’re happy to do so.  Employers who would like the ASRS to participate in such events, or come to meet with groups of employees directly, can contact Employer Relations or Member Services. 

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