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  • Termination and Reemployment Rules

    Oct 13, 2021, 8:25 AM By MOSERS

    Please share with your employees!

    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.


  • 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.


  • Separation of Service Awareness

    Mar 16, 2021, 11:24 AM By MOSERS

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

    • Member’s employment has been completely severed;
    • No prearranged agreement (written or oral) exists for reemployment (full, part-time, or other); retiring members must certify on retirement application, under penalty of fraud, that no prearrangement for employment exists; and
    • Retiree has not been reemployed by the State of Missouri or any MOSERS-covered employer (full, part-time, or other) within 30 days after their prior employment ended.                

    See FAQs – MOSERS’ Board Rule on Separation of Service for more information. 

    Please contact MOSERS if you have questions on separation of service requirements. 


  • 30-Day Separation of Service Rule

    Feb 17, 2021, 12:22 PM By MOSERS

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

    • Member’s employment has been completely severed;
    • No prearranged agreement (written or oral) exists for reemployment (full, part-time or other); retiring members must certify on retirement application, under penalty of fraud, that no prearrangement for employment exists; and
    • Retiree has not been reemployed by the State of Missouri or any MOSERS-covered employer (full, part-time or other) within 30 days after their prior employment ended.                

    See FAQs – MOSERS’ Board Rule on Separation of Service for more information. 


  • New MOSERS Board Rules on Separation of Service, Effective Jan 1, 2021

    Jan 15, 2021, 11:41 AM By MOSERS

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

    • Member’s employment has been completely severed
    • No prearranged agreement (written or oral) exists for reemployment (full, part-time or other); retiring members must certify on retirement application, under penalty of fraud, that no prearrangement for employment exists  
    • Retiree has not been reemployed by the State of Missouri or any MOSERS-covered employer (full, part-time or other) within 30 days after their prior employment ended                    

      See FAQs – MOSERS’ Board Rule on Separation of Service for more information. 



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