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  • Termination and Reemployment Rules

    Apr 12, 2022, 10:05 AM By MOSERS

    This month, active employees who are within one year of normal retirement eligibility or already eligible to retire will receive a letter reminding them of the termination and reemployment rules. Additionally, we have programmed for an automatic reminder letter to be sent to active employees when they reach the following milestones: one year before early retirement eligibility, two years before normal retirement eligibility, and one year before normal retirement eligibility.

    We hope these reminder letters will assist your employees in complying with the termination and reemployment rules, which state that before receiving a benefit payment from MOSERS, IRS rules require a “bona fide termination” of a member’s employment. For purposes of MOSERS Board Rules, a "bona fide termination" occurs when:

    • They have completely severed employment;
    • They have not entered into a prearranged agreement (written or oral), prior to retirement, with the State of Missouri or any MOSERS-covered employer for subsequent employment on any basis (full-time, part-time, or other); and
    • They are not subsequently employed with the State of Missouri or any MOSERS-covered employer on any basis (full-time, part-time, or other) within 30 days after their employment with their prior employer has ended.

    For more information, please see our FAQs on Termination and Reemployment Rules and our Termination and Reemployment Rules flyer

    Please note that if they do not have a bona fide separation of service, their retirement will be null and void, meaning they will not receive their pension payments.


  • Correcting Service Errors

    Dec 15, 2021, 8:26 AM By MOSERS

    MOSERS sometimes discovers or is notified of an employee who is working in a benefit-eligible position but not enrolled in MOSERS benefits and needs to have service added. This is typically the result of the employee not being enrolled into the Statewide Employee Benefit Enrollment System (SEBES) at the time of hire or being misclassified as non-benefit eligible when they were entered into SEBES.

    As a reminder, all newly-hired benefit-eligible employees (or former employees who have missed at least 30 calendar days of payroll) must be keyed into SEBES on their date of hire, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

    To add the service, the human resource personnel of the department or agency that employed the member for the dates in question should complete and submit the Application to Correct Service form to MOSERS. This form can be accessed and submitted online through the MOSERS secure Employer Login. Before the service can be added, the department or agency must agree to pay MOSERS any necessary contributions for the period of service. Likewise, members of MSEP 2011 must contribute employee retirement contributions for the period of service. When this occurs, it is the responsibility of the employing agency or department to notify the employee and collect the necessary employee contributions. 


  • 30-Day Separation of Service Reminder: Please share with employees

    Sep 16, 2021, 9:24 AM By MOSERS

    Before receiving a benefit payment from MOSERS, IRS rules require a “bona fide termination” of a member’s employment. For purposes of MOSERS Board Rules, a "bona fide termination" occurs when:

    • They have completely severed employment;
    • They have not entered into a prearranged agreement (written or oral), prior to retirement, with the State of Missouri or any MOSERS-covered employer for subsequent employment on any basis (full-time, part-time, or other); and
    • They are not subsequently employed with the State of Missouri or any MOSERS-covered employer on any basis (full-time, part-time, or other) within 30 days after their employment with their prior employer has ended.

    For more information please see our FAQs on Separation of Service.

    Please note that if they do not have a bona fide separation of service, their retirement will be null and void, meaning they will not receive their pension payments.


  • Reminder: Benefit-Eligible Positions

    Jul 15, 2020, 11:10 AM By MOSERS
    We get questions about benefits eligibility, especially related to the reemployment of retirees. See the Benefit Eligibility page on our website for information but remember, the decision about whether or not a position is benefit-eligible should be based on an analysis of the position, not based on who will fill the position.

  • Reminder: Benefit-Eligible Positions

    Apr 17, 2020, 12:49 PM By MOSERS
    We get questions about benefit eligibility, especially related to the reemployment of retirees. See the Benefit Eligibility page on our website (https://www.mosers.org/employers/employer-resources/benefit-eligibility) for information but remember, the decision about whether or not a position is benefit-eligible should be based on an analysis of the position, not based on who will fill the position.


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