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PERSI News Archive

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2017

05/16/17 | PERSI Welcomes New Employer

Pathways In Education - Nampa joined PERSI effective 5/1/2017 more

05/10/17 | PERSI Featured in Case Study on Transparency for Public Pension Systems

Public Pension Reporting and Disclosure: The Current State of Practice... more

02/16/17 | PERSI Mourns the Passing of Former Trustee Marilyn Shuler

During its February meeting, the PERSI Retirement Board recognized... more

01/23/17 | 1099R Tax Forms Available On-line in the myPERSI Member Portal

1099R tax documents for PERSI Base Plan distributions for 2016 are currently... more

01/19/17 | Regular Interest Rate Announced for 2017

During the October, 2016 Retirement Board meeting, the regular interest rate... more

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2016

11/22/16 | Tax Tables Change Withholding Amounts

State Tax Table Changes to Affect Retiree Withholding Amounts... more

07/12/16 | Annual Statements Will Be Mailed in Late September

PERSI expects to mail Base Plan account statements... more

06/24/16 | Markets React to Brexit Vote

In light of the recent market tumult after Great Britain voted... more

06/22/16 | Blue Cross Billing Notice Error

PERSI has received a number of calls from members... more

06/22/16 | PERSI Welcomes New Employer

The City of Stanley will join PERSI effective 7/1/2016... more

05/16/16 | SCAM Alert!

Scammers Target Deceased PERSI Member’s Spouse... more

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2015

12/03/15 | PERSI welcomes new employer.

Ellisport Bay Sewer District, (located in Hope, Idaho) will join PERSI effective 1/1/2016... more

11/23/15 | Regular Interest Rate Announced for 2016.

During the October, 2015 Retirement Board meeting, the regular interest rate... more

10/28/15 | Cost-of-Living Adjustment Letter to PERSI Base Plan Retirees.

During its October 20, 2015 meeting, the PERSI Retirement Board discussed... more

08/31/15 | PERSI Welcomes New Employer.

Gooding County will join PERSI effective... more

08/25/15 | PERSI´s Choice 401(k) Plan Record Keeper Responds to Market Volatility.

In light of the recent fluctuations and overall drop in the U.S. stock market... more

08/03/15 | PERSI Welcomes New Employers.

PERSI is welcoming three new employers to the system... more

05/05/15 | PERSI Net Pension Allocations Available for Employers

Net Pension reporting for most state agencies will be handled by the State Controller´s Office... more

04/24/15 | PERSI Welcomes New Employer.

The North Snake Ground Water District (located in Jerome, Idaho)... more

04/23/15 | Apply Early For A September Retirement.

PERSI is reminding members who are planning an effective retirement date of... more

03/19/15 | PERSI Announces New Trustee -- Celia R. Gould.

I´ve been honored to work alongside State of Idaho employees... more

03/12/15 | PERSI Sets Meetings to Discuss Choice Plan Fee Changes.

The PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan will be seeing some significant changes soon... more

02/27/15 | PERSI Announces New Choice 401(k) Plan Record Keeper.

PERSI is excited to announce a significant enhancement to the PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan... more

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2014

12/10/14 | Congressional Deal Does NOT Impact PERSI.

PERSI benefits ARE NOT RELATED to reports... more

10/21/14 | Regular interest rate announced for 2015.

At the October 21th Retirement Board meeting... more

10/21/14 | PERSI welcomes new employer (Hauser Lake Fire District).

Hauser Lake Fire District has joined PERSI effective November 1, 2014... more

09/22/14 | PERSI announces solid investment performance.

PERSI announces solid investment performance, resulting in... more

08/14/14 | Annual statements will be mailed in September.

PERSI is on schedule to mail Base Plan account statements to active and inactive members... more

04/04/14 | PERSI welcomes new employer.

The Minidoka Soil & Water Conservation District has joined PERSI effective April 1... more

03/18/14 | Retirement Board Changes Meeting Dates For May And June.

The PERSI Retirement Board has canceled its meeting on June 17, 2014... more

02/20/14 | PERSI Pocatello Office Relocating.

To provide the best possible customer service in Eastern Idaho... more

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2013

12/06/13 | PERSI announces cost of living adjustment.

PERSI announces cost of living adjustment for retirees... more

12/03/13 | PERSI welcomes new employer.

The Paul Cemetery District (Paul, Idaho) will join PERSI effective January 1, 2014... more

11/01/13 | Required minimum distribution (RMD) notifications mailed.

Nearly 1600 letters were mailed to Choice 401(k) Plan participants... more

10/18/13 | Regular interest rate announced for 2014.

At the October 15th Retirement Board meeting, PERSI Fiscal Officer... more

10/18/13 | Contribution rate increase scheduled for July 1, 2014 postponed.

At its October 15th meeting, the Board of Directors for the Public Employee... more

09/26/13 | PERSI welcomes new PIO (Public Information Officer) Kelly Cross.

Kelly Cross has joined PERSI as Public Information Officer, replacing Patrice Perow... more

07/26/13 | Outdated information used for nbc news report.

On July 22, 2013, the NBC Nightly News cited Idaho as being among the states... more

06/18/13 | Legislature Letter - June 28, 2013

My series of communiqués to state lawmakers over the past two years... more

05/28/13 | Apply Early For A September Retirement

PERSI is reminding members who are planning an effective retirement date of September 1... more

04/24/13 | Retirement Board Changes Meeting Dates Through 2013

The PERSI Retirement Board has temporarily changed the day it meets... more

03/15/13 | New Study Finds Overwhelming Support For Action To Provide All Americans With Pensions

85 Percent of Americans Worried About Retirement; Millennial Generation Highly Dissatisfied... more

01/22/13 | Regular interest rate for calendar year 2013

Starting on January 1, 2013, the interest members earn on their Base Plan accounts... more

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2012

12/07/12 | One percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for retirees

One percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for retirees Boise, Idaho – December 7, 2012... more

12/07/12 | Contribution rate to increase July 1, 2013

PERSI Retirement Board did not take any action on the rate increase at its December... more

11/30/12 | New Deputy Director for PERSI Boise, Idaho.

The Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) is pleased to announce Lisa Steele... more

11/15/12 | Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Notifications Mailed

Nearly 1500 letters were mailed to Choice 401(k) Plan participants... more

11/10/12 | Legislature Letter - November 2012

Congratulations on your election to the Idaho State Legislature... more

11/08/12 | Boise and Caldwell Social Security Offices Announce Reduced Hours

Effective November 19, 2012, the Boise and Caldwell Social Security offices... more

10/26/12 | PERSI´S Chief Investment Officer Bob Maynard recognized for achievements

Asset International Chief Investment Officer (aiCIO) magazine has recognized... more

09/17/12 | Legislative Letter concerning Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

You are probably starting to hear more and more about the Government Accounting Standards Board... more

08/08/12 | Legislative Letter Regarding The Pension Factor 2012

The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) has released a new report... more

07/05/12 | Legislative Letter Regarding The Widening Gap Report

The PEW Center on the States has released an update to its 2009 "The Widening Gap" report... more

05/17/12 | ACS HR Solutions (Choice Plan record keeper) changes name

Effective April 1, 2012, ACS HR Solutions -- the record keeper for PERSI's Choice 401(k) Plan... more

05/16/12 | PERSI does well compared to peers

PERSI has fared well in the annual CEM Benchmarking study... more

05/15/12 | Apply early for a September retirement

Members planning an effective retirement date of September... more

05/14/12 | Legislative Letter Regarding CEM

Dear Idaho Lawmaker: Last year, I shared with you the 2010 CEM Benchmarking analysis... more

04/20/12 | Change to PERSI Salary Definition

Idaho lawmakers passed and the Governor signed HB418... more

04/17/12 | Legislative Letter: 2012 Pensionomics Report/Fitch Report

The series of communiqués I sent to state lawmakers in 2011 were so well received... more

03/06/12 | New federal tax withholdings implemented for 2012.

The new tax withholding amounts for retirees and annuitants have been implemented for 2012... more

03/06/12 | Cost-of-living-adjustment went into effect March 1st

The 2012 cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) went into effect March 1st. Retirees will see a 1% increase... more

01/06/12 | 1099R Forms Will be Mailed and Available Online by End of January Boise, Idaho January 6, 2012

PERSI will mail 1099R forms and also make them available to download from the PERSI web site... more

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2011

12/06/11 | Contribution rate increase scheduled for July 1, 2012 postponed.

At its December 6th meeting, the Board of Directors... more

12/06/11 | Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for retirees.

The PERSI Retirement Board today recommended a 1% cost-of-living adjustment... more

11/22/11 | Legislative Letter: Measuring Member Services

Chairman Olson takes great pride in the fact the PERSI Board... more

10/25/11 | Regular Interest Rate Announced For 2012.

At today´s Retirement Board meeting, PERSI Fiscal Officer... more

10/19/11 | Insurance Premium Holiday For State Employees And Retirees.

Active state employees and nearly 985 state retirees will have... more

09/23/11 | Letter to Legislators - The Market, Investing and Understanding Unfunded Liability.

In the words of Yogi Berra, it´s déjá vu all over again... more

09/06/11 | ACS Hires A New Choice Plan Educator

PERSI is pleased to announce ACS HR Solutions... more

08/31/11 | Annual statements

Annual statements will be mailed... more

08/29/11 | GASB Exposure Drafts

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is proposing... more

08/29/11 | PERSI Receives GFOA Award

For the 20th consecutive year, the Government... more

08/15/11 | Letter to Legislators

Letter to Legislators: How PERSI Benefits the Idaho Economy... more

08/02/11 | Social Security Payments Will Be On Time

Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue... more

07/27/11 | Retirement Board Discusses Debt Ceiling Issues

At yesterday's Retirement Board meeting, trustees discussed issues... more

07/13/11 | PERSI Fiscal Year-End Results

With a 20.7% return, PERSI enjoyed its best fiscal year... more

07/13/11 | National Institute on Retirement Security Testifies Before Congress

National Institute on Retirement Security Testifies Before Congress... more

07/08/11 | PERSI keeps legislators informed

Along with a cover letter, documents sent to legislators... more

07/07/11 | Lessons From Six Well Funded Public Pensions

Washington, D.C. - Diane Oakley, executive director of the National Institute... more

06/29/11 | PERSI featured in NIRS report: Lessons from Well-Funded Public Pensions

An Analysis of Six Plans that Weathered the Financial Storm... more

06/27/11 | Letter to legislators

Letter to legislators - Review & Comparison of the "Utah Model"... more

06/17/11 | Beware of scams

Beware of scams... more

06/10/11 | Letter to legislators

Letter to legislators - Sensible Solutions report identifies best practices... more

05/26/11 | Letter to legislators

Letter to legislators - Pension System Perspectives in Today's Environment... more

05/06/11 | PERSI Continues Vigorous Rebound

Strong investment returns and conservative practices aid recovery... more

05/06/11 | Misunderstandings Regarding State Debt, Pensions, and Retiree Health Costs

Misunderstandings Regarding State Debt, Pensions, and Retiree Health Costs... more

04/05/11 | PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan Notice

Notice to PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan Participants Regarding the SEI Stable Asset Fund... more

02/01/11 | New Tax Withholding Tables

New Tax Withholding Tables Used to Calculate Benefit Payments... more

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2010

12/07/10 | Rumor Control: Getting the facts about PERSI

Rumor Control: Getting the facts about PERSI... more

12/07/10 | PERSI Board Postpones Contribution Rate Increase

PERSI Board Postpones Contribution Rate Increase... more

11/01/10 | PERSI Reaching Out to Members with Military Service

PERSI Reaching Out to Members with Military Service... more

10/25/10 | Investment Option Changes Notice

Investment Option Changes Notice... more

08/31/10 | GASB Proposes Significant Financial Reporting Changes for Employers

GASB Proposes Significant Financial Reporting Changes for Employers... more

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2009

07/17/09 | National Association of State Retirement Administrators | Wall Street Journal op-ed article and National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) response

On July 16, 2009, the Wall Street Journal published NASRA President Terry Slattery's letter to the editor regarding its op-ed piece titled, "Public Pensions Cook the Books."... more

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2008

12/16/08 | Idaho Business Review interview with PERSI Chief Investment Officer Bob Maynard

Idaho pension fund's fall could have been steeper, by Brad Carlson, Idaho Business Review... more

09/30/08 | PERSI Base Plan and Choice 401(k) Plan FAQs related to market instability

A list of frequently asked questions regarding the Base Plan and Choice 401(k) Plan and the market instability... more

09/25/08 | Idaho Public Television program titled Wall Street Woes features PERSI's Chief Investment Officer Bob Maynard.

The following link is to an Idaho Public Television program titled Wall Street Woes. The program features PERSI's Chief Investment Officer Bob Maynard; Dennis Fitzpatrick, founder, CEO, and president of D.B. Fitzpatrick and Co., Inc; and Professor Don Holley, Dept. of Economics, Boise State University. The panel discusses the market downturn and responds to questions from callers. To view the program, click the link below, then scroll down to the Video and Audio section and click on the application best suited to your system. The Web Extra option includes responses to questions that did not air on the program.
http://www.idahoptv.org/dialogue/diaShowPage.cfm?versionID=180351

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