eBlast – CEO News

Audience: Employers Product: All Contacts: All contacts Date Sent: 10/25/2022 Format: Email Description: A CEO News was sent out on 10/25/22. Topics in this edition include: Annual Conference Highlights & Election Results September Board Meeting Updates: DB rehired retirees hours limit waived through 12/31/2027 Definition of DC retiree approved  Clarification of how Working in Retirement… Continue reading

3rd Quarter PDA Statements Available – Employers

Audience: Employers Product: Defined Contribution, Hybrid (DC portion), DC +, 457, Health Care Savings Program, Retiree Health Funding Vehicle, Investment Services Program Contacts: Quarterly statement contacts Date Sent: 10/18/22 Format: eBlast Description: A notice was emailed to employers that 3rd quarter statements for Defined Contribution, Hybrid (DC portion), DC+, 457, Health Care Savings Program, Retiree Health Funding Vehicle and… Continue reading

eBlast – Rehired Retiree Waiver Extension

Audience: Employers Product: Defined Benefit, Hybrid Contacts: Primary, HR Date Sent: 10/6/22 Format: Email Description: A notice was sent to primary and HR contacts at municipalities with defined benefit and hybrid letting them know the the MERS Retirement Board has extended the waiver on the requirement that rehired retirees with a MERS DB Plan can… Continue reading

eBlast – CEO News

Audience: Employers Product: All Contacts: All contacts Date Sent: 7/22/2022 Format: Email Description: A CEO News was sent out on 7/22. Topics in this edition include: Annual Conference Updates and Reminders Local Unit Municipal Pension Principal Payment Grant Announcement 2021 Annual Actuarial Valuation Update Reminder to check out the most recent issue of Municipal Matters Sample:… Continue reading

2nd Quarter PDA Statements Available – Employer

Audience: Employers Product: Defined Contribution, Hybrid (DC portion), DC +, 457, Health Care Savings Program, Retiree Health Funding Vehicle, Investment Services Program Contacts: Quarterly statement contacts Date Sent: 7/20/22 Format: eBlast Description: A notice was emailed to employers that 2nd quarter statements for Defined Contribution, Hybrid (DC portion), DC+, 457, Health Care Savings Program, Retiree Health Funding Vehicle and… Continue reading

eBlast – Municipal Matters

Audience: Employers Product: All products Contacts: All contacts Date Sent: 6/29/2022 Format: Email Description: A Municipal Matters was sent out to all contacts at all municipalities. Topics in this edition are: Reminder that Annual Conference Registration is Open myMERS App Now Available 2021 AAV Update Statement of Fiduciary Net Position Annual Adjustment Process Forfeiture Account Reminders Annual… Continue reading

eBlast – HIPAA Privacy Policy Mailing Notice

Audience: Employers Product: Health Care Savings Program Contacts: Human Resources Date Sent: 6/1/2022 Format: Email Description: This eblast informed employers that all Health Care Savings Program participants with an account balance, regardless of employment status, will receive a HIPAA Privacy Policy notice in the mail within the next few days. Per HIPAA guidelines, we are… Continue reading

eBlast – GovInvest Tool Launched

Audience: Employers Product: Defined Benefit and Hybrid Contacts: Primary and Finance Date Sent: 5/16/2022 Format: Email Description: In partnership with leading data visualization organization GovInvest, MERS has launched a new actuarial self-service online tool developed especially for MERS municipalities – the Total Liability Calculator Basic (TLC Basic).  MERS sent an eblast to primary and finance… Continue reading

eBlast – GovInvest Tool Available Monday 5/16

Audience: Employers Product: Defined Benefit and Hybrid Contacts: Primary and Finance Date Sent: 5/13/2022 Format: Email Description: In partnership with leading data visualization organization GovInvest, MERS has launched a new actuarial self-service online tool developed especially for MERS municipalities – the Total Liability Calculator Basic (TLC Basic).  An email was sent from each Regional Manager… Continue reading

1st Quarter PDA Statements Available – Employers

Audience: Employers Product: Defined Contribution, Hybrid (DC portion), DC +, 457, Health Care Savings Program, Retiree Health Funding Vehicle, Investment Services Program Contacts: Quarterly statement contacts Date Sent: 4/25/22 Format: eBlast Description: A notice was emailed to employers that 1st quarter statements for Defined Contribution, Hybrid (DC portion), DC+, 457, Health Care Savings Program, Retiree Health Funding Vehicle and… Continue reading