PERSI News Archive
09/28/16 | Annual Statements Will Be Mailed in Late September
PERSI expects to mail Base Plan account statements... more
11/22/16 | Tax Tables Change Withholding Amounts
State Tax Table Changes to Affect Retiree Withholding Amounts... 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... moreBack to top
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... moreBack to top
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... moreBack to top
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... moreBack to top
12/07/12 | One percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for retirees
One percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for retirees Boise, Idaho â€“ 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... moreBack to top
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... moreBack to top
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... moreBack to top
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."... moreBack to top
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.