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The ERS is an investment in your future. Planning for your retirement is a long-term endeavor that should begin early in your work career. The Member Services section provides information on what services and resources you have available to help you plan effectively.
Whether you are a New Member, Active Member, Getting Ready to Retire, or a Benefit Recipient, you will find information that will help you understand your retirement benefits and answer many of your questions.
Forms are provided in this section for easy access. There is also a dedicated page for all Forms that are available electronically. Be sure to visit that page for instructions on submitting your form to the ERS.
Annual Benefit Statement
An annual benefit statement is sent to all active, vested and non-vested members each year. This statement provides members with their account balance and a projection of benefits at normal retirement, if applicable.
ERS LifeTimes Newsletter
Once a month, the ERS LifeTimes is included in the Commission's Update employee’s newsletter. It is the ERS' means for communicating important information to all members.
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This service is available to all active members and potential retirees to discuss benefits, calculations and retirement options.
Retirement Benefit Estimate
This data report provides members a projection of their retirement annuity based upon a future retirement date, projected credited service and calculation of high three average salary. Members can request a benefit estimate at any time.
See Form: Request for Retirement Benefit Estimate
This Form can be hand-delivered, mailed, or faxed to the ERS, Attn: Member Relations Team. Your Benefit Estimate may take up to thirty (30) days to process and will be mailed to the address noted on the Form (unless otherwise indicated) when complete.
Retirement education programs are offered to all members and their significant others. The focus of an individual program may change; however, the general topics include: ERS benefits, Social Security, Medicare, retirement planning, legal protections, and more. Our pre-retirement workshops include “FOCUS on Retirement” for new employees; Onsite Workshops; and, Full-Day Workshops. To help ensure our retired members continue to enjoy a secure retirement, the ERS provides many opportunities to enhance their knowledge about the ERS' benefits, pensions, and retirement planning.
You can review the Plan Document or the Summary of Plan Description for your respective plan, which should answer any question(s) you may have on contributing to the ERS, becoming vested, purchasing service, qualifying for retirement and more.