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  • Termination & Retirement Benefits

    Feb 6, 2020, 1:54 PM By MOSERS

    If you get fired for Urine test THC and your vested with 11 years and 7 months do you get your pension or can you get a pay out. Please let me know

    If you are vested and leave state employment, you are eligible for a future pension benefit from MOSERS. Once you reach retirement age and complete the retirement process, you will receive a monthly pension payment for your lifetime. However, if you have been convicted of a felony in connection with your duties as a state employee, you would forfeit your retirement benefits. You can find more information about the disqualification of retirement benefits on page 7 of the General Employees' Retirement Handbook (MSEP & MSEP 2000).

    There is no payout available for members of MSEP or MSEP 2000 since they don’t contribute 4% of pay to MOSERS. However, if you are a member of the MSEP 2011 or Judicial Plan 2011 and get fired, you may request a refund of your member contributions, including interest credited to your account. By taking a refund, you would forfeit your rights to any future retirement benefits.

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  • 2020 COLA Determined

    Feb 5, 2020, 3:15 PM By MOSERS
    WHEN WILL WE KNOW WHAT THE COLA FOR 2020 WILL BE (RETIREE)

    The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2020 is 1.450%. This applies to:

    • All retired members of MSEP 2000 and MSEP 2011
    • MSEP retirees who have reached their 65% COLA cap
    • MSEP retirees first employed on or after August 28th, 1997

    Please see the COLA page on our website for additional information.

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  • myMOSERS Secure Member Portal

    Jan 29, 2020, 11:10 AM By MOSERS
    Why don’t you put a logout option on every page of your website or a header that gives you that option? I have concerns that my info could be hacked within 15 minutes of me just quitting typing. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. It is important to differentiate between the MOSERS public website and myMOSERS. When you are on the public MOSERS site you are not logged in and none of your personal information can be accessed. However, when logging in to myMOSERS, the secure member portal, you will find that there is a logout button in the top right-hand corner of every page within that portal. There are links, that when clicked on, will open a new browser tab to the public MOSERS site, however, this does not compromise your secure myMOSERS login tab, as they are separate. You will still be able to access the open myMOSERS tab as long as it is within the 15 minute automatic logout period.  We value our members’ security and always strive to provide a user-friendly, protected, online experience. Thank you again for your concern.

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  • New Rumor Central Blog

    Jan 14, 2020, 9:16 AM By MOSERS

    Is Rumor Central still an active site? There are no current questions or answers on the site, unless I'm looking in the wrong place.

    Thanks for your question – after a brief hiatus for redesign, Rumor Central is back! We just moved Rumor Central to the new MOSERS website. There is now a handy list of topics making it easier to find the information you are seeking. If you don’t find it there, submit your own question. Just click on the orange box in the upper right corner on the Rumor Central page (right above the list of topics). Now that we have gone live with it and the legislative session has started, I’m sure we’ll have many new questions soon.

    Also, remember to check our Legislation page during the legislative session for weekly updates, starting at the end of this week.

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  • 2019 Tax Forms

    Jan 14, 2020, 8:40 AM By MOSERS

    When will our tax forms be ready to view on website?

    We will mail 1099-R tax forms to all benefit recipients by January 31 and will post information to the News section of our website once they have all been mailed. You will be able to access your 1099-R through myMOSERS after they have been mailed.

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