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New! FY 2019 Post-Retirement Benefit Adjustment

During the Annual Board meetings on April 19, 2018, the Boards of Trustees for the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), the Legislative Retirement System (LRS), the Judicial Retirement System (JRS), and the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) considered whether to grant post-retirement benefit adjustments to retirees and beneficiaries.  Actions taken by the Boards are below.

ERS, LRS, & JRS – To eligible retirees and beneficiaries:

PSERS – a 2% monthly COLA effective July 2018 to eligible retirees and beneficiaries. 

For further information, including who is eligible, read more here.

Alternative Investments

The 2018 Alternative Investments Annual Update has been released. Please click here to view/download. 

Retirees - Changes in Federal Withholding Tables Effective January 2018

The IRS has issued new federal withholding tables.  If you noticed a change in the net amount of your January pension benefit, this may be due to the new withholding rates.  To see details of your pension payment, sign in to your ERSGA account by using Account Access, then select View Payment Information, and View Payment History

1099 Forms for 2017

ERSGA will mail all 2017 Form 1099s by Wednesday, January 31st.

If you have questions about your Form 1099, please read our 1099 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
If you are receiving a monthly pension, your 1099 is currently available on our secure website. Click account access to view your 1099R.

If you received a refund during 2017, you may be able to view your 1099 online.  Click account access. If available, you will see View 1099R on your Self-Service Desktop.

If you have not received your Form 1099 in the mail by Wednesday, February 7th, please contact a Customer Care Representative at (404) 350-6300 or (800) 805-4609. Our offices are open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. Please note, if the address we have for you is not current, the US Postal Service will NOT forward your 1099. It will be returned to our office. Contact us to update your address and request that we resend your 2017 Form 1099.

2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

ERSGA is pleased to annouce that the 2017 CAFR is now available on our website. Please click here to view/download/print.

Retirees - 2018 Health and Dental Premiums

2018 Health and Dental Insurance rates go into effect December 31, 2017 for your January 2018 coverage. The new health and dental deductions will affect your December 2017 pension payment. Payment advices can be viewed by accessing your account at ( 

For questions concerning healthcare premiums and coverage, contact the SHBP Call Center at 1-800-610-1863. 

For questions concerning your dental premiums and coverage, contact the GA Breeze Benefits Center at 1-877-342-7339.

PSR Plans Roth Contribution Option

Beginning December 21, 2017, Peach State Reserves (PSR) plan participants will be able to elect to make Roth post-tax contributions to their 401(k) and/or 457 plan.

For more information, please see:

PSR - New Roth Contribution Savings Option
Roth Contributions - Understanding Contributions and Savings Plan Options

Rehired Retirees - Pension benefits suspended after working 1,040 hours

Georgia law limits the pension benefits for ERS, JRS, and LRS retirees who work more than 1,040 hours for a covered employer in a calendar year.  If this applies to you, ERSGA will send you a letter advising that your monthly pension benefit will be suspended for the rest of the calendar year.  The 1,040 hour limit automatically resets every January and monthly pension benefits begin again in January.

You can find more information about the Rehired Retiree restriction in our 2015 Retiree Newsletter.

Members - Learn more about your Retirement Plan

We have added a member education link to the left-hand navigation of our website to provide you with the ability to quickly find information about your retirement plan. This section includes quick links to all available presentations, ERSGA event and seminar calendars, as well as all of our forms and publications. Please be sure to check out this valuable resource.

Account Access - Your Retirement Plan Information Online!

The mission of ERSGA is to be the guardian of the State of Georgia’s retirement plans and promote a dignified retirement for the members, retirees, and their beneficiaries.  This mission is accomplished through ERSGA’s core responsibilities, which include pension administration; the collection, reconciliation and disbursement of contributions for the welfare of the members, retirees and beneficiaries of the plans; and the sound and secure investment of the retirement funds. For more information on ERS’ mission statement, click here.

If you are a member of the Teachers Retirement System, click here. For links to other useful sites, click here.

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