Even if you are not ready to retire, you should be aware that ERSRI will be there for important life events as they relate to your retirement benefits.
Whether you are moving to a new home, have questions as it relates to dividing your retirement benefits in divorce proceedings, or are deciding how to handle your retirement contributions after terminating employment, ERSRI will be ready to provide you with educational resources and exceptional member service.
This section is designed to help you navigate through these events.
Change jobs or leave ERSRI-covered employment
If you terminate employment in a job covered by ERSRI prior to attaining retirement age, you have options you should be aware of. You may leave your member contributions on deposit with the System and file an application for retirement when you are close to your retirement eligibility date. This is called a “Deferred Retirement Benefit.”
You may also choose not to receive a retirement from ERSRI and withdraw your member contributions at any time after termination. For more information about your options, use the link below.
Update your address
Whether you are active, deferred or retired, having your correct address, phone number and email address is very important to us so we can keep in contact with you. Use the link below to learn more about updating your address with ERSRI.
Change or designate beneficiaries
Beneficiaries are individuals designated by an ERSRI member to receive survivor and/or death benefits after his or her death. It is important for members to keep their account updated, including beneficiary information. To designate or update your beneficiary, use the link below.
Your retirement benefit may be considered a marital asset in a divorce proceeding, and the ex-spouse of the member may be entitled to a portion of their retirement benefit. Learn more about the impact a divorce may have on your retirement benefit.