Employer News | March 2017

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March | VOLUME #139

Social Security Form 1945

Social Security Administration

Section 419(c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to provide a statement to employees hired January 1, 2005 or later in a job not covered under Social Security. The statement explains how a pension from that job could affect future Social Security benefits to which they may become entitled.

Form SSA-1945, Statement Concerning Your Employment in a Job Not Covered by Social Security, is the document that employers should use to meet the requirements of the law. The SSA-1945 explains the potential effects of two provisions in the Social Security law for workers who also receive a pension based on their work in a job not covered by Social Security. The Windfall Elimination Provision can affect the amount of a worker’s Social Security retirement or disability benefit. The Government Pension Offset Provision can affect a Social Security benefit received as a spouse, surviving spouse, or an ex-spouse.

Employers must:

  • Give the statement to the employee prior to the start of employment;
  • Get the employee’s signature on the form; and
  • Submit a copy of the signed form to the pension paying agency.

For the State of Alaska, the Division of Retirement and Benefits, State Social Security Administrator’s office is this pension paying agency. In the past, we have filed these forms first by date received, and then by employer. As our office works to simplify the filing and retrieval of these forms, a few different options have been explored. We are now (and forever in the future) filing these forms with employee retirement system forms. Imaging is done by DRB’s Records Unit.

Current copies of the SSA-1945 forms are available online at the Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov/online/ssa-1945.pdf.

Please legibly fill out this form as follows:

  • Employee Name = please write legibly
  • Employee ID # = Employee social security number
  • Employer Name = please write legibly
  • Employer ID = Please write the system this employee is a member of (PERS, TRS, and/or SBS)

Fiscal Year 2018 Employer Contribution Rates Available


The Alaska Retirement Management Board (ARMB) has established Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) employer contribution rates for the PERS/TRS Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution Retirement (DCR) Plans.

Please refer to the FY18 Employer Contribution Rates on our website for complete information. The link to the PERS and TRS FY18 Employer Rates is under Resources on the Employer Services web page.

The Division will be sending rate letters to each employer electronically by the end of May. The rates will be effective for pay period end dates between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.

For questions about employer contribution rates, please contact Christina Maiquis at (907) 465-1845 or via email at Christina.Maiquis@alaska.gov.