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  • Stay Up to Date with Status Change Form Submissions

    Mar 14, 2024, 8:05 AM By MOSERS

    Have you noticed that your reporting requirements for benefit-eligible employees are a breeze? Once you’ve entered them in SEBES, the process is on autopilot. You pay your employees, we collect their contributions, and give them service and salary credit towards their hard-earned future pension.

    However, for the small percentage of employees who have a change in status, such as an unpaid leave of absence, a transfer to another agency, or a termination of employment, we need your help! Don’t forget to access the secure Employer Login and submit a status change form. Your quick attention to these status changes helps us administer benefits accurately and, most importantly, reduces extra work on monthly error reports.

  • Important Reminders About Terminations

    Mar 14, 2024, 8:00 AM By MOSERS

    When submitting a Termination of Employment form for one of your employees, please consider the following:

    • For employees retiring directly from active employment, use the last calendar day of the month as the termination date.
    • For employees not retiring directly from active employment, use the last day actively employed or on a leave of absence (not including regular days off) as the termination date.
    • Delete the member’s work email (please keep the member’s personal email address on record).
    • Use the comments section sparingly! The comments section should be used in unique situations when you want to convey something not already captured on the termination form.

  • Leaves of Absence - Impact on MOSERS Benefits

    Dec 19, 2023, 11:43 AM By MOSERS

    A key resource highlighted at Benefits U last month was the Leaves of Absence - Impact on MOSERS Benefits flyer. We hope this document clarifies how various unpaid leaves of absence or leave events impact your employees’ benefits through MOSERS. To ensure accurate records for your employees, submit the Leave of Absence/Back to Work form through the secure Employer Login as soon as your employees have unpaid leave events or return to work from unpaid leave.

  • Termination Forms for Retirees

    Dec 19, 2023, 11:42 AM By MOSERS

    Another point of emphasis at Benefits U last month was submitting status change forms, such as leaves of absence, transfers, and terminations to MOSERS as quickly as possible. This is particularly important for employees who are retiring. To accurately calculate an upcoming retiree’s pension, we need the employee’s termination form no later than the first week of the month the employee is retiring. You can access status change forms through the secure Employer Login. Thank you for your continued assistance in reporting status changes for your employees to MOSERS.

  • Submit Termination Forms ASAP

    Nov 15, 2022, 8:58 AM By MOSERS

    We appreciate all the work that you do for your employees and know that your time is valuable! We want to remind you how important it is to submit termination forms on time. We are unable to properly calculate a member’s Final Average Pay (FAP), which is used in calculating retirement benefits, without an accurate termination date. Submitting the termination form late stalls the retirement process for your employees and can delay retirement benefits. Additionally, we need the accurate and timely submission of termination forms to relay time-sensitive information to members regarding their MOSERS benefits. Submitting these forms late also impacts members in the following ways:

    • Terminated members have 60 days to purchase portable group life insurance or convert their life insurance coverage to an individual policy if they wish to retain it. The termination form prompts us to notify members of their option to do so. Submitting the termination form late could deny the member the opportunity to continue this coverage.
    • Members with life insurance coverage through MOSERS’ group policy who are eligible to retire may retain coverage as a retiree if they retire within 60 days of termination. Delayed submission of the termination form may complicate a member’s ability to retain coverage as a retiree.
    • MSEP 2011 members may request a refund of employee retirement contributions. These contributions can only be paid 90 days after the date of termination, or 90 days after the member’s request is received, whichever is later. MOSERS notifies members of their eligibility to request this refund after we receive the termination form. Submitting the termination form late delays this notice and can delay payment of refunds to members.

    Thank you for your continued support in making these processes smooth and efficient for you and your employees.


  • 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!

  • Internal Transfers

    Aug 16, 2021, 10:43 AM By MOSERS

    Please note that a transfer form should be submitted to report the internal transfer of an employee. An internal transfer is when an employee moves from one organization or section to another within the same agency or department, this includes moving from one facility or work location to another within the same agency or department.

    The transfer form alerts MOSERS of a change in pay location for the employee and their service records are updated accordingly. Submitting the transfer form is important to help MOSERS maintain accurate service records and ensure the salary received for an employee aligns with their service.

  • Employer Forms Webinar

    May 31, 2021, 3:31 PM By MOSERS

    Follow the link below to find the Employer Forms Webinar recording from April 21, 2021.

    Employer Forms Webinar - RECORDING

    To register to watch the recording, enter your name and email address. To move through the recording use the progress bar at the bottom: 

    00 – 13 min: Intro to MOSERS Forms

    13 – 33 min: Leave of Absence Form, including Back to Work

    33 – 40 min: Transfer of Employment Form

    40 – 60 min Termination of Employment Form

    1:00 – 1:27 min: Q & A; overview of Employer webpage

    The content was presented by Juanita Mummert, Assistant Benefits Officer-Education; Jamie Mullen, Employer Services Manager; Juanita Libbert, Receivables Analyst; and Shelley Lehmann, Contribution Analyst.


    Download Webinar handouts:

    • Employer Forms Webinar – Slides
    • Employer Forms – Quick Reference
    • Employer Forms – FAQ
    • Leave of Absence Resources [Impact on Benefits; Flow Chart; Military Leave]