You may purchase your eligible service credit with a rollover from an eligible plan or IRA, with an after tax payment, through a Payroll Deduction Authorization (PDA) using pre-tax dollars, or part of your lump sum termination pay (vacation, sick, overtime pay).The Service Purchase process involves online requests for Service Purchase invoice and additional information for your specific request.Actuarial Present Value is defined as the value of a benefit in terms of the amount of money the ASRS must have on hand today to pay for the benefit in the future, based upon actuarial assumptions used by the ASRS.
Active members who have a membership date prior to July 20, 2010 may request to purchase service at any time.
Aditionally, members with a membership date prior to July 20, 2011 may purchase any and all eligible service for each type of service.
The Service Purchase Program allows active members of the ASRS, as well as members who are receiving benefits under the ASRS Long Term Disability Income Plan, to purchase past service time under specific qualified categories.
Purchasing additional service credit may increase your lifetime monthly benefit and/or qualify you for retirement at an earlier date.
Accrued interest could apply if the invoice is not paid in full by the due date.
The ASRS offers several payment options to purchase your new service credit.A request for service purchase must be initiated prior to termination of employment.A member whose membership date is on or after July 1, 2010 must have five years of credited service in the ASRS Plan before initiating a Service Purchase request.The member pays the difference between these two values, thereby fully funding the additional benefit derived from the service purchase.Factors used in the calculation include the member’s age, annual compensation, years of service, and years of service requested to purchase.Contributions Not Withheld member cost is calculated on the compensation earned during the period in which the member was determined eligible for participation and the ASRS retirement and LTD contribution rates at that time.