Employer News | July 2016

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EmCon 2016 Tentative Agenda Available


Are you considering attending EmCon 2016? To ensure employers have ample time to plan for October, we have provided a tentative agenda for the conference on our website.

Plan ahead—registration for EmCon 2016 begins in August!

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Lea, Chief Pension Officer, at kathy.lea@alaska.gov or (907) 465-3226.

Schedule Counseling Appointments Online


Are your employees interested in meeting with a retirement counselor? The Division is excited to announce our new online appointment scheduling tool for employees to schedule a telephonic or in-person appointment with our counseling staff in Anchorage and Juneau. The online scheduler allows employees to choose the date and time that is convenient for them with any counselor they choose. Please help us help your employees by spreading the word about this new service.

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Fiscal Year 2017 Online Employer Contribution Rate Page Update


Please note there have been updates to the FY17 Pension and Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) Employer On-Behalf Rate Split on our website. The link to the PERS and TRS FY17 Employer Rates is under Resources on the Employer Services webpage.

The Employer On-Behalf for FY17 will be allocated entirely to Pension for both PERS is TRS.

For questions about employer contribution rates, please contact:

Christina Maiquis
(907) 465-1845

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Employer On-Behalf Funding for Fiscal Year 2017

On-behalf funding for PERS and TRS employers for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) is provided by House Bill (HB) 256 (Section 28), passed during the 2016 legislative session and recently signed into law. The bill provides a set amount of funding to reduce the PERS Employer Effective Rate to 22 percent and the TRS Employer Effective Rate to 12.56 percent for FY17.

This funding is applied with the processing of each employer payroll. Employer on-behalf funding statements will be sent monthly. For PERS on-behalf funding questions or statement copies, please email Tamara Criddle at tamara.criddle@alaska.gov or call (907) 465-2279. For TRS on-behalf funding questions or statement copies, please email Walter Agne at walter.agne@alaska.gov or call (907) 465-5711.

For PERS and TRS employer on-behalf funding provided in HB 256, the Division of Retirement and Benefits will apply payments for payrolls through pay period end date June 30, 2017. Fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) payrolls must be received in our office by July 15, 2017 to be processed with HB 256 employer on-behalf funding.

For other questions, please contact:

Christina Maiquis
(907) 465-1845

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