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Indiana Public Retirement System

Indiana Public Retirement System

Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) > Employers > Employer Communication > Employer Update - October 2011 Employer Update - October 2011

Your One Stop Shop for All Things ERM

To prepare employers for the launch of ERM, projected for early 2012, INPRS has launched a Web site to house all ERM information in one convenient place.

On this site, you will find general ERM info, FAQs, timelines, all ERM-related employer communications and file layouts. And, as information becomes available, we will post it to this site. We encourage employers to visit it often.

Further, this site offers a forum where employers can post questions, share ERM tips, etc. INPRS will monitor this forum and provide answers to questions you may have. The forum is for registered users only. INPRS will ensure all registrants are associated with one of our participating employers. Please register for this site today to make sure you’re caught up with all essential ERM information!

The site is available at

Submit on Time or Even Early

Wage and Contribution payments and reports for the quarter ending 9/30/2011 are due by October 15, 2011. However, early submission will be available for upcoming quarters.

PERF employers: Any submission in which reports and payments do not agree is considered incomplete. It is the employer’s responsibility to make sure data is correct; once this is confirmed, employers must calculate employer (ER) and employee (EE) share. EE share is always 3 percent; ER share varies by employer. Employers have been given their percentages in the past. You are not in compliance if your data and payment information differ; no funds are posted to members’ accounts if these differ, and you will be penalized. Reminder: penalties are assessed at $100 per day for each day the quarterly report or payment is late.

All employers: Early submission is available for the quarters ending 12/31/2011 and 3/31/2012 as we prepare for ERM. Submitting your payments and reports early will greatly decrease your workload once ERM launches in early 2012. For details about early submission and its benefits, click here.

’77 Fund Members to Receive Annual Statements

Members of the ’77 Fund will soon receive their annual statements. Members last received annual statements in 2008.

We did not mail a 2009 and 2010 annual statement because we were transitioning the annual interest crediting and statements to a fiscal year basis from a calendar year.  Members’ current statements bring their accounts forward from their last statement of 2008 through June 30, 2011.

Easy Access

We have improved the process members use to call our office and log in to their PERF Online/TRF Interactive accounts.

The following will be sent to members in the Destination: Retirement Fall 2011 edition.

If you’ve tried accessing your online account or the customer service center, you might be aware that changes have been made to the login procedure. Instead of the Pension ID number (PID), members are now asked to use their Social Security number (SSN) or alternate User ID, and passcode.

Here’s what you need when contacting INPRS:

Calling in:

  • Social Security number (SSN) for User ID and most recent passcode
  • If you have never called in, or accessed your online account, use your SSN for User ID and the auto-generated passcode that was mailed to you. Follow the instructions provided during the voice prompts.

Logging in to online account:

  • Most recently updated User ID and passcode
  • If you have never accessed your online account, use your SSN for the User ID and the auto-generated passcode previously mailed to you.

Forgot your User IDs/passcode? Call PERF at (888) 526-1687 or TRF at (888) 286-3544 to request it be sent to you. If you signed up for the “Forgot Your Passcode” feature online, you may retrieve it online.

Thank You for Your Assistance!

INPRS would like to thank you for helping us finalize the paperwork needed to process your staff's retirement applications.

The majority of you have submitted Last Day in Pay Status (LDPS) and the additional information needed to verify final wages for your employees. We appreciate your assistance in helping us help them start their well-earned retirements without payment interruption.  As a reminder, please complete any outstanding Part IIs so we can finalize all summer retirees' benefit payments.

Please log in to PERF Online or TRF Interactive at to submit the required information needed to complete retirement processing. If you have any questions, please call PERF at (888) 526-1687. For TRF, call (888) 286-3544. You can also e-mail PERF or TRF at  As always, we appreciate the opportunity to be of service.

Dates for Upcoming Member Communication

  • Daily: Letters will be mailed to members who defaulted to the appropriate target date fund and have not made a subsequent investment election within 60 days after being added to the recordkeeping system (ongoing).
  • October: ’77 Fund Annual Member Statements set to mail.

Every attempt has been made to verify that the information in this publication is correct and up-to-date. Published content does not constitute legal advice. If a conflict arises between information contained in this publication and the law, the applicable law shall apply.