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  • Your Newsletters

    Jan 18, 2022, 11:24 AM By MOSERS

    Does your agency have a periodic internal newsletter? We are always looking for new ways to get benefit information to our members. If your agency has a newsletter, we would be happy to provide information regarding MOSERS benefits. Please answer a few questions in our survey to participate. Thank you!


  • From the Education Desk...

    Jan 18, 2022, 11:22 AM By MOSERS

    Coming Soon and Already Open…

    MOSERS educational programs are designed to help state employees learn information about their benefits as they progress through their careers and experience different life events along the way. Please send your employees our way.

    Registration Now Open

    Newer Employees & MOSERS Webinars – Start learning about the state benefits administered by MOSERS.

      • For employees who are newer to the state with at least six months but less than five years of service (not yet vested)
      • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
      • Daytime and evening sessions available
      • Sessions last approximately 1½ hours

    Registration Opens February 8

    Mid-Career Webinar – Learn how different career and life events may affect your pension benefit.

      • For employees with at least five years of service (vested) and ten or more years until retirement eligibility
      • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
      • Daytime and evening sessions available
      • Sessions last approximately 2 hours

    Registration is OPEN for 2022 Ready to Retire Sessions and they are filling quickly!

    Ready to Retire Sessions – Learn about the retirement process and how different decisions may impact your pension benefit.

      • For employees within five years of retirement eligibility
      • Speakers include MOSERS, MO Deferred Comp, MCHCP, and Social Security
      • Daytime and evening sessions available
      • Sessions are full-day, part-day or evening, depending on the audience

    Download and share our new Education Poster with your employees and hang it in your common areas. If possible we encourage you to allow eLearning credit for your employees attending one of these sessions.

    Stay up to date and visit our Education page frequently for more information including schedules and how to register.


  • Encourage Employees to Retire Online!

    Jan 18, 2022, 11:08 AM By MOSERS

    The easiest and most convenient way to apply for retirement is online. Employees can complete both steps in the two-step retirement process all at once or leave and come back later to finish. Visit our Ready to Retire page for more information about the retirement process. These resources will help you make informed decisions during the retirement process:


  • MOSERS Month Coming in April!

    Jan 18, 2022, 11:07 AM By MOSERS

    Last year we hosted our first annual MOSERS Month. We are excited to introduce the theme for this year in the coming months. If you would like to be included in the sneak peek and receive a fun MOSERS Month package from us, please email nicoled@mosers.org.  


  • Recently Updated Resources

    Jan 18, 2022, 11:06 AM By MOSERS

    Life Services Toolkit Flyer – December 2021

    MOSERS Organization Chart – December 2021

    Pension Payment & Holiday Schedule – December 2021

    Tax-Free Rollover to MOSERS (Purchasing Service) – December 2021

    Long-Term Disability Handbook –November 2021

    Retirement Guide – November 2021

    Smart Start Checklist – November 2021

    Judges’ Retirement Handbook –October 2021

    Benefits Provider Table – September 2021

    For more information, please visit MOSERS' Online Library: https://www.mosers.org/library


  • In This Edition

    Jan 15, 2022, 8:59 AM By MOSERS

    Employer Training Webinar - University Employers

    Your Newsletters

    From the Education Desk...          

    Encourage Employees to Retire Online!

    MOSERS Month Coming in April! 

     


  • In This Edition

    Dec 15, 2021, 8:33 AM By MOSERS

    Employer Training Webinar for University Employers Postponed

    Termination Forms for Retirees

    Correcting Service Errors

    SAM II Agencies - Missed Employee Retirement Contributions

    Schedule an Appointment

    myMOSERS and Employer Login Temporarily Unavailable 


  • Employer Training Webinar for University Employers Postponed

    Dec 15, 2021, 8:28 AM By MOSERS

    Our Employer Training Webinar scheduled for Thursday, December 16, has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We regret the inconvenience this may cause. However, we are looking forward to presenting this content to our university employer representatives in early 2022. We will provide additional registration details once a future date is determined. 


  • Termination Forms for Retirees

    Dec 15, 2021, 8:27 AM By MOSERS

    Among the many items covered at Benefits U last September was the importance of submitting termination forms timely, particularly for employees retiring directly from active employment. To calculate pension benefits accurately and pay them on time, we rely on you to submit termination forms for new retirees no later than the first week of the month in which the employee is retiring. We are happy to report that our tracking reports have reduced in size by 50% since Benefits U. Thank you for your continued assistance with this effort!


  • 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. 


  • SAM II Agencies - Missed Employee Retirement Contributions

    Dec 15, 2021, 8:26 AM By MOSERS

    When employee retirement contributions are not withheld from an employee’s payroll check due to service corrections or retroactive enrollments, the missed contribution(s) will be deducted from the employee’s future payroll checks.

    In situations when the employee retirement contribution was not deducted from multiple payroll checks, the payment of the missed contributions will be spread over the same number of payroll checks. For example, if employee contributions were not deducted from two payroll checks, catch-up contributions will be collected in addition to regular retirement contributions from a total of two future payroll checks.

    MOSERS will notify the Office of Administration (OA) when contributions were not withheld from a member’s payroll and need to be collected. OA will notify the employee’s human resource personnel, who should relay the information to their employee to make them aware of the additional contribution that will be withheld from their upcoming payroll check(s).  


  • Schedule an Appointment

    Dec 15, 2021, 8:24 AM By MOSERS

    Did you know we have several benefit counselors who are available to meet with employees face to face in our Jefferson City office?

    If members have questions about their MOSERS retirement, life insurance, or long-term disability benefits, they can certainly ask those questions over the phone or by email. However, if they prefer, they can schedule an appointment in our office. Counselors are available to assist members from 8:00 a.m. until noon and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Our benefit counselors can:

    • Print off benefit estimates while you are here
    • Discuss your retirement options
    • Show you how to retire online
    • Personally assist you if you need to submit a claim for life insurance or long-term disability
    • And so much more!

    Please encourage your employees to make an appointment in advance.


  • myMOSERS and Employer Login Temporarily Unavailable

    Dec 15, 2021, 8:23 AM By MOSERS

    MOSERS has planned a routine system backup and update for Saturday, December 18, from 4 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. The Employer Login and myMOSERS will be unavailable during this time. Please inform your employees. 


  • Recently Updated Resources

    Dec 15, 2021, 8:22 AM By MOSERS

    Life Services Toolkit Flyer – December 2021

    Pension Payment & Holiday Schedule – December 2021

    Long-Term Disability Handbook – November 2021

    Retirement Guide – November 2021

    MOSERS Organization Chart – November 2021

    Smart Start Checklist – November 2021

    Judges’ Retirement Handbook – October 2021

    Benefits Provider Table – September 2021

    For more information please visit MOSERS' Online Library: https://www.mosers.org/library


  • In This Edition

    Nov 16, 2021, 8:29 AM By MOSERS

    Employer Training Webinar – University Employers

    Domestic or Sexual Violence Leave

    Retirement Eligible Pay

    Beware of Financial Planning Emails

    From the Education Desk…

    Department Newsletters

    Benefits U Conference

    Encourage your Employees to Retire Online!

    Thank You!


  • Employer Training Webinar – University Employers

    Nov 16, 2021, 8:28 AM By MOSERS

    The next Employer Training Webinar will be for UNIVERSITY HR representatives only. If you are a University HR representative, keep an eye out for your email invite with the link to register. Topics will include CURP vs. MOSERS eligibility, transferring employees from CURP to MOSERS, employees working in multiple positions, termination and reemployment rules, and retirement eligible pay. MO Deferred Comp will be providing a brief overview of the plan, highlighting ongoing issues within EZ Link, and discussing upcoming plan changes. 


  • Domestic or Sexual Violence Leave

    Nov 16, 2021, 8:28 AM By MOSERS

    Employees approved for domestic or sexual violence leave will receive service and salary credit towards retirement for such leave up to the two-week maximum.

    We have added a new leave category for domestic or sexual violence to MOSERS’ Leave of Absence/Back to Work form.

    If an employee will not receive pay or is receiving partial or intermittent pay due to an approved domestic or sexual violence leave, please submit a Leave of Absence/Back to Work form via the Employer Login to ensure the employee receives the proper credit towards retirement.

    See our Leaves of Absence – Impact on MOSERS Benefits flyer for a complete reference of how various leave types impact MOSERS benefits.

  • Retirement Eligible Pay

    Nov 16, 2021, 8:28 AM By MOSERS

    Pay is a key component to the calculation of an employee’s future pension benefit. Part of the pension benefit formula takes into account an employee’s “final average pay,” which is the average of an employee’s highest consecutive 36 months of pay.

    We rely on you, the employer, to report the pay of your covered employees to MOSERS in order to calculate pension benefits accurately.

    While pay includes all salary and wages for personal services performed for a department, it excludes nonrecurring single-sum payments as well as payments for unused annual leave or sick leave. 

    Examples of payments that are excluded from reporting to MOSERS include allowances and reimbursements for items such as phones, meals, uniforms, mileage or commuting, education or tuition, and housing or moving expenses.

    For the convenience of our SAM II employers, the following is a comprehensive list of pay events and their associated codes that are excluded from reporting to MOSERS: 


  • Beware of Financial Planning Emails

    Nov 16, 2021, 8:27 AM By MOSERS

    Please share the following with your employees: It has recently come to our attention that some employees have received emails from financial planning companies implying they are partnered with MOSERS. The content of the emails suggests that members must pay for a meeting with a retirement counselor and that they can learn how to increase their retirement savings. This is inaccurate. MOSERS has not authorized any outside financial planners to advise our members on their MOSERS benefits. 

    As a reminder, the services offered through MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp are provided to MOSERS members at no cost. In regard to increasing their retirement savings, MOSERS members have the ability to meet with MO Deferred Comp financial education professionals to help make savings decisions as they prepare for retirement.

    We advise all MOSERS members to stay vigilant and double check the email address in messages before clicking on any links.


  • From the Education Desk…

    Nov 16, 2021, 8:27 AM By MOSERS

    2022 Education Schedule – Coming Soon!

    We are currently in the process of finalizing our 2022 education schedule and anticipate having registration for Ready to Retire sessions open by mid-December. The schedule includes both in-person seminars and online webinars.



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