Employer News | October 2014

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National Save for Retirement Week

National Save for Retirement

National Save for Retirement Week (NS4RW) is a national event endorsed by Congress that takes place during the week of October 20 to 24. The Division of Retirement and Benefits invites all employers and political subdivisions to join us in celebrating and promoting this important event that calls on all employees to take full advantage of their employer retirement plans. During this week, the Division will hold activities that will enable you and your employees to learn more about the State sponsored retirement plans. 

Here are some ways you can promote National Save for Retirement Week:

  • Encourage employees to attend a seminar and set up an appointment with a counselor 
  • Provide information about added savings vehicles you may offer

This is an excellent time for employers who offer other savings vehicles (separate and in addition to PERS or TRS) to promote retirement savings in general. Learn more about National Save for Retirement Week...

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A Successful Employer Conference


We are happy to report that the 2014 Employer Conference was a resounding success, with approximately 90 attendees learning great ways to more effectively achieve our shared mission of guiding Alaskans to lifetimes of financial well-being. In case you were unable to attend or if you want to review what you learned, many of our presentations and handouts are available. Visit the conference materials page to view or download...

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Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls

The IRS has some easy-to-remember tips for spotting suspicious phone calls, which can be especially relevant in Alaska now that Permanent Fund Dividends are being issued: 

  1. Call you about taxes you owe without first mailing you an official notice.
  2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
  3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
  4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
  5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.


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