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Jim Potvin Elected President of NASRA
August 2019

The National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) has elected Jim Potvin, Executive Director of the Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia (ERSGA), as the new President for 2019-2020. Mr. Potvin joined ERSGA in February, 2009 as the Deputy Director, after 15 years in private industry working in retirement plan administration and consulting. He was appointed as the Executive Director in February, 2012.


Retirement Online for ERS Plans
Now Available!

Retiring with an ERS pension plan has just gotten easier with the launch of ERSGA’s Retirement Online on

Retirement Online allows most ERS Plan Members (New Plan and GSEPS) who are applying for a Service Retirement to do so easily and conveniently through the ERSGA secure website. 


7 Tips for Strong and Secure Passwords

Keeping your data – and yourself – safe online is more important than ever. One of the easiest ways you can do this is by setting strong and secure passwords for your online accounts.

Here are some tips for making strong, secure passwords:


2021 Health and Dental Rates

Beginning this month, 2021 health and dental rates may have an impact on your monthly benefit amount. 

2021 health and dental insurance rates will go into effect December 31, 2020 for your January 2021 coverage. The new health and dental deductions will affect your December 2020 net benefit amount.

Payment summary statements and a breakdown of your net monthly benefit can be viewed or downloaded by signing into your account using the Log In button at the top of the page.


Is Your Personal Contact Information Current?

To provide you with account updates, announcements, and important information, please take a moment to confirm that we have your current contact information on file including:

  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone number

We will be preparing 1099s based on address information available on December 31.  Take a moment to review your address information in order to ensure you receive your 1099.

To view and update your information, use the Log In button at the top of the page to access your account today!


Updating Your Beneficiary Information
In Retirement

When you retired, you selected a form of pension payment. If you selected a monthly benefit that continues to your beneficiary after your death, it is important for ERSGA to have your beneficiary’s current information on file.

Use the Log In button at the top of the page to access your secure account and confirm the following information is updated for your designated beneficiary(ies): 


Credit Report Errors

Are You among the 1 Out of 5 People who have an error?

According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), 20% of Americans have a mistake on their credit report. According to the FDIC, “incorrect or outdated negative information on a credit report can adversely affect a consumer’s ability to borrow money under the most favorable terms, so it is important to make sure the information is correct.”

Examples of credit reporting errors may include:


Retirees: CIGNA Dental Refund

Retirees with CIGNA Dental HMO were notified of a deduction overpayment of premiums from January 2018 to June 2018. Impacted retirees should receive a refund check in the mail during the month of August 2018. The correct amounts were withheld for July 2018, and will be correct going forward. Refunds will vary depending on plan and will range from $.84 to $2.31 per month.



We've launched our new site! June, 2018

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website!

Our goal was to make our website friendly, informative, and easy to navigate. We hope you’ll agree that it looks great, too!
To log in to the secure site, simply use the Log In button at the top right of any page. 

If you have any questions about the new website, please reach out to us through the Contact the Webmaster form.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.  


Notice for Retirees: Cigna Dental Rate Changes
June 29, 2018

The Cigna Dental rates for 2018 have changed.

You may notice a small change in the net amount of your June pension benefit, this is due to the change.

To see details of your pension payment, sign in to your ERSGA account by using the Log In button on the top, right side of this website, then select View Payment Information, and View Payment History


PSERS Benefit Multiplier Increase
Effective 7/1/2018

The Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) Board has approved an increase in the benefit rate for PSERS members, retirees, and beneficiaries with retirements on or after 8/1/2012, from $15.00 to $15.25 per month, per years of service. This increase is effective 7/1/2018 and will be reflected in the July 2018 pension payment. 


ERSGA Team won the 2017/2018 State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP) Governor’s Cup Award

We are pleased to announce that the ERSGA Team won the 2017/2018 State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP) Governor’s Cup Award for the Highest Contribution Per Employee Population in the 1-100 Employees Category.

Achieving Georgia’s highest level of recognition for last year’s State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP) campaign is an accomplishment each and every ERSGA colleague can be proud of!


Retirees – Changes in Federal Withholding Tables
Effective January 2022

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 the Log In button at the top of the page, then select View Payment Information, and View Payment History


FY 2018 Post-Retirement Benefit Adjustments

During the Annual Board meetings on April 20, 2017, 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 Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) or other post-retirement benefit adjustments to retirees and beneficiaries in payment as of July 1, 2017.  Actions taken by the Boards are as follows: