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April 10, 2017

Return to Service, SHORT-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEMPLATE LETTER

 
Below is a link to the newly released Short-term Substitute Template Letter referenced under “Process A” of the recently revised Return to Service Guidelines.
Again, please contact your ESC regional representative with any questions regarding the Return to Service process.
 

 

March 31, 2017 

 

PSERS HOP Invitation for Application – IFA 2017-01

PSERS has posted the Invitation for Application documents for managed care organizations to apply to provide Medicare Advantage and pre-65 managed care plans for the 2017 Health Options Program.  A nonbinding letter of intent to apply is due April 14, 2017. The fully completed application is due May 12, 2017. Proposed rates for 2018 are due June 8, 2017. There are five Parts to the Invitation for Application, plus one attached Form. Instructions are included in the various documents. Please click on each link to download the document:

Part I  – General Information
Part II – Contractor Requirements and Vendor Qualification

Part III – Application

Part IV – Contract Document

Part V – Commonwealth Standard Contract Terms

Form A – Trade Secret Confidential Proprietary Information Notice Form

 
March 31, 2017
 

Return to Service Presentation, PASBO Conference in Pittsburgh (March 23-24)

PSERS presented a comprehensive review of newly revised Return to Service guidelines and the associated process at the recently held PASBO conference.  Copies of the presentation and materials are linked below. Contact your ESC regional representative with any questions.  Additional information will be provided to all PSERS reporting units in the near future regarding this topic. 

 

March 13, 2017

 

2017 Workshop Schedule

 
The Public School Employees’ Retirement System’s (PSERS) Employer Service Center (ESC) invites you to attend our annual Employer Workshop.
The workshops will take place from April 24th through June 5th, and are expected to take between 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
 

The workshop is recommended for business managers, payroll staff, human resources staff, and anyone else responsible for reporting information to PSERS. This year’s workshop is entitled “Back to Basics” and provides a refresher on everything from qualification rules and membership classes/rates to part-time member reporting. Other focus areas include the TF Election process, waivers, coaches, return to service, and the importance of correct contract records to support data reported. The topic was selected based on your questions to your ESC representative and the questions PSERS must pose to you when reviewing member accounts.

This workshop is designed to provide helpful tips to aid you in reporting and review areas that are questioned often during the year.  Whether you have an in depth knowledge of PSERS rules or not, we invite you to attend and pick up some useful information. We encourage you to bring your questions and are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible. This is a great opportunity for us to meet with you and we enjoy the personal interaction.

Please send your RSVP to your ESC Rep so we can be prepared with the correct number of materials for each workshop. If you weren’t planning on attending, but your schedule changes so that it would permit you to attend, please join us. Below is a list of workshop locations, dates and times.

 
 
Region Workshop Location Date Time Address City Zip Code
3 Westmoreland IU 7 Monday, April 24, 2017 10:00 AM 102 Equity Dr Greensburg 15601
3 ARIN IU 28 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:00 AM 2895 W Pike Rd Indiana 15701
3 Intermediate Unit 1 Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:00 AM 1 Intermediate Unit Dr Coal Center 15423
3 Allegheny IU 3 (SESSION 1) Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:00 AM 475 E Waterfront Dr Munhall 15120
3 Allegheny IU 3 (SESSION 2) Thursday, April 27, 2017   1:15 PM 475 E Waterfront Dr Munhall 15120
1 Central IU 10 Monday, May 01, 2017 10:00 AM 345 Link Rd West Decatur 16878
5 Bucks County IU 22 Monday, May 01, 2017 10:00 AM 705 N Shady Retreat Rd Doylestown 18901
1 Seneca Highlands IU 9 Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:00 AM 119 Mechanic St Smethport 16749
1 Riverview IU 6 Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:00 AM 270 Mayfield Rd Clarion 16214
1 Northwest Tri-County IU 5 Thursday, May 04, 2017   9:00 AM 252 Waterford St Edinboro 16412
1 Midwestern IU 4 Friday, May 05, 2017 10:00 AM 453 Maple St Grove City 16127
2 Central Susquehanna IU 16 Monday, May 08, 2017   9:30 AM 90 Lawton Ln Milton 17847
1 Beaver Valley IU 27 Monday, May 08, 2017 10:00 AM 147 Poplar Dr Monaca 15061
4 Tuscarora IU 11 Tuesday, May 09, 2017   9:30 AM 2527 US Hwy 522 S McVeytown               17051
4 Appalachia IU 8  Executive Office Wednesday, May 10, 2017   9:30 AM 4500 6th Ave Altoona  16602
6 Delaware County IU 25 Thursday, May 11, 2017   1:30 PM 200 Yale Ave Morton 19070
5 Montgomery County IU 23 Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:00 AM 2 West Lafayette St Norristown 19401
6 Chester County IU 24 Monday, May 15, 2017 10:00 AM 455 Boot Rd  Downingtown 19335
2 Colonial IU 20 Tuesday, May 16, 2017   9:30 AM 6 Danforth Dr Easton 18045
4 Lincoln IU 12 Wednesday, May 17, 2017   9:30 AM  65 Billerbeck St New Oxford 17350
2 Luzerne IU 18 Wednesday, May 17, 2017   9:30 AM  368 Tioga Ave Kingston 18704
2 BLAST IU 17 Thursday, May 18, 2017   9:30 AM  33 Springbrook Dr Canton 17724
4 Capital Area IU 15 Friday, May 19, 2017   9:30 AM  55 Miller St Summerdale 17093
2 Northeastern Educational IU 19 Friday, May 19, 2017   9:30 AM  1200 Line St Archbald 18403
2 Carbon-Lehigh IU 21 Monday, May 22, 2017   9:30 AM  4210 Independence Dr Schnecksville 18078
5 Berks County IU 14 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:00 AM 1111 Commons Blvd Reading 19605
5 Schuylkill IU 29 Friday, June 02, 2017 10:00 AM 15 Maple Ave Pottsville 17901
5 Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13 Monday, June 05, 2017 10:00 AM 1020 New Holland Ave Lancaster                    17601
 
 

December 09, 2016 

 

Employer Contribution Rate for Fiscal Year 2017-2018   

 
The employer contribution rate for fiscal year 2017-2018 will be 32.57%.  
 
The rate applies to salary and wages earned from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  
 
The rate was determined by PSERS actuary, and certified by the PSERS Board of Trustees at its meeting on December 7, 2016. The employer contribution rate may change if pension legislation is enacted prior to June 30, 2017. The employer contribution rate for fiscal year 2017-2018 consists of 31.74% for pension costs and 0.83% for premium assistance payments. Of the 31.74% portion of the employer contribution rate, 24.04% represents payment toward the unfunded liability.
 
 
 

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