PERF Hybrid Plan Member Handbook
Public employees are eligible for membership in PERF based on specific criteria as outlined in this section. Your employer has the option of offering the PERF My Choice: Retirement Savings Plan in addition to or instead of the PERF Hybrid Plan. To find more information about the PERF My Choice Plan, see the PERF My Choice Plan Local Government Employees Member Handbook or the PERF My Choice Plan State Employees Member Handbook.
PERF My Choice Plan Member Handbook
State of Indiana Employees
State employees are eligible for membership in the PERF My Choice: Retirement Savings Plan based on specific criteria. To find more information about the PERF Hybrid Plan or the PERF My Choice Retirement Savings Plan for Local Government Employees, see the PERF Hybrid Plan Member Handbook or the PERF My Choice Retirement Savings Plan: Local Government Employees Member Handbook.
PERF My Choice Plan Member Handbook
Local Government Employees
Political subdivisions (local government entities) have the option to offer the PERF My Choice Plan as of July 1, 2016. Effective July 1, 2015, if the political subdivision has not offered an alternative retirement plan, they are not permitted to do so. Employer withdrawals from the plan are still permitted but political subdivisions, both participating and non-participating, that are eligible to offer PERF, can only offer PERF if they had not started the process of offering an alternative retirement plan by July 1, 2015.
TRF Hybrid Plan Member Handbook
Members of the Teachers’ Retirement Fund (TRF) include teachers in a public school corporation, certain INPRS employees, and some employees in charter schools, innovation schools, turnaround schools, and public universities. After your employer enrolls you in TRF, you will receive a welcome letter by mail from INPRS. The packet has instructions for you to register for an online account. A PIN will be mailed to you. You will need the PIN to register for the first time on the myINPRSretirement.org website.
TRF My Choice Plan Member Handbook
School corporation employers are required to offer the TRF My Choice Plan for Defined Contribution (DC) effective July 1, 2019. As an employee you become eligible for TRF membership when you begin employment on or after July 1, 2019, in a TRF My Choice covered position. The plan is explained in the following legislation:
77 Fund Member Handbook
Membership in the 1977 Fund is mandatory if:
- You are a full-time, fully paid police officer, or
- You are a full-time, fully paid firefighter (does not include volunteer firefighters)
- Your employer participates in the Fund, and
- You were hired or rehired after April 30, 1977.
However, to become a member of the 1977 Fund, a police officer or firefighter must:
JRS Member Handbook
State employees are eligible for membership in the Judgesˈ Retirement System (JRS) based on specific criteria outlined in this handbook.
To be eligible for membership in either the 1977 or 1985 Systems, as a judge you must have served or be serving as a regular judge, paid by the state of Indiana, for any of the following courts:
EG&C Member Handbook
State employees are eligible for membership in the Excise, Gaming and Conservation Officers' Retirement Plan (EG&C) based on specific criteria (IC 5-10-5.5-5).
The covered positions within the EG&C plan include state excise police, gaming agents, gaming control officers, and conservation enforcement officers. If you were a state excise police or conservation enforcement officer on Sept. 2, 1971, joining this plan was optional.
PARF Member Handbook
State employees are eligible for membership in the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Retirement Fund (PARF) based on specific criteria outlined in this handbook. The members of PARF include the following positions:
- Prosecuting Attorney
- Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
- Deputy Prosecuting Attorney appointed under IC 33-39-6-2 who is paid by the state general fund
LE DC Plan Member Handbook
If you are a state legislator, you are eligible for membership in the LRS based on specific criteria outlined in this handbook. You are vested in the Defined Contribution (DC) Plan (LE DC Plan) immediately at the time of hire. A limited number of LE DC members are also eligible for the Defined Benefit (DB) Plan, sometimes referred to as the LE DB. See the LE DB Plan Member Handbook for details.
LE DB Plan Member Handbook
If you are a state employee, you are eligible for membership in the LRS based on specific criteria outlined in this member handbook. The Defined Benefit Plan, referred to as the LE DB, guarantees a lifetime monthly benefit to you as a legislator if you were a member of the General Assembly on April 30, 1989, and chose to join. Employer contributions and their investment earnings fund the LE DB. There is also the Defined Contribution Plan, referred to as the LE DC. See the LE DC Plan Member Handbook for details.
RMBA Plan Participant Handbook
In order to be eligible to participate in RMBA, you must be a full-time employee of the State of Indiana. This includes employees of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Indiana state government; individuals elected to office or appointed into an elected position; members of the Indiana General Assembly; elected officers paid by the State; officers paid by the State; employees of the Indiana State Police department who waived coverage under a common and unified plan of self-insurance before July 1, 2011; and Indiana State Police employees who make a timely election to participate in this plan.