Arizona State Retirement System
All eligible full-time, contracted employees of the PUHSD are also members of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Once you retire, your pension and insurance, if applicable, would be provided by the ASRS. To ensure a seamless transition from active employment to retirement, the ASRS provides workshops, webinars and one-on-one meetings. Please review the ASRS Timeline@ https://www.azasrs.gov/content/retirement-timeline which outlines the optimum time-frame for preparing for ASRS retirement.
If you are not eligible to retire from the ASRS upon your severance from the PUHSD, you can leave your money on account with the ASRS or you can terminate your ASRS membership and withdraw your retirement contributions. You can review your options and initiate the withdrawal process, if applicable, on the ASRS website.@ https://www.azasrs.gov/content/refunding-your-account-and-terminating-asrs-membership.
Remember: All Life Insurance via the District (Supplemental and District Paid) is Term Life. Consequently, all policies will end per the parameters referenced above. If you wish to continue your Life Insurance, you can request an application to convert and/or port some or all of your coverage by contacting The Standard @ 800-368-1135. Note: Participants of the PUHSD Early Retirement Program per # 6 below retain their District Paid Life Insurance so conversion/portability would not be necessary for this policy only