PERS SB1049: IAP Voluntary Contributions Now Available (Optional)

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September 2020

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This information is for currently employed members who earn more than $2,500 a month. If you are not currently working for a PERS-participating employer or do not earn above that amount, this does not impact you.

IAP voluntary contributions

Starting July 1, 2020, Senate Bill (SB) 1049 requires that members earning more than $2,500 per month have a portion of their 6% Individual Account Program (IAP) contributions redirected to a new Employee Pension Stability Account (EPSA). Your EPSA is used to pay for part of your future pension benefit. This does mean less money is going into your IAP.

SB 1049 also provides an option for you to make additional, after-tax "IAP voluntary contributions," to have a total of 6% of your salary go into your IAP.

New technology is now available to request for your employer to withhold additional after-tax contributions equal to the amount redirected to your EPSA.

Read step-by-ste​p instructions on how to elect to make voluntary contributions in Online Member Services (OMS). 

Notice: If you want to elect retroactive voluntary contributions back to July 1, 2020, you must make your election by October 31, 2020.

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