This newsletter contains information regarding the administration of LAGERS retirement benefits.
GASB 68 Training Webinar Series to Repeat in November

In cased you missed it, LAGERS will be repeating the GASB 68 Training Webinar Series this November.  To participate in one or both parts of this live, two-part series, click here to register.  You may also view previously recorded versions of these webinars 24/7 by visiting our Webinar Library.

Dates for the Live Event:
Part 1: GASB 68 - An Overview, November 17 at 2pm
Part 2: GASB 68 - The Specifics, November 24 at 2pm

To learn more about GASB 68 and how it will impact your LAGERS reporting, click here.
Security Upgrades will Require HTML 5 Compatible Browsers

ECLIPSE works best and is most secure with updated operating systems and web browsers. 

LAGERS is in the beginning stages of upgrading the user interface for the ECLIPSE system to help ensure that our member data continues to be as secure as possible.  Once the system upgrades have been implemented, ECLIPSE users will only be able to use the new interface if they are using a web browser that is compatible with HTML 5. If you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista, or an older version of Internet Explorer, you may encounter problems with ECLIPSE. 

LAGERS will be sending notices prior to the release of the ECLIPSE update to ensure employers have ample time to upgrade any software or hardware necessary.

Click here to see if you are using a compatible operating system and current Internet Explorer.

There's Still Time to Register for Annual Meeting

We're gearing up for this year's Annual Meeting, to be held October 29-30, 2015 in St. Louis, MO!  LAGERS Annual Meeting provides the opportunity to attend educational workshops and forums, mingle with peers from across the state, and benefit from face time with LAGERS staff and board members!  Although there are no scheduled board elections this year, we still have a packed agenda and are looking forward to meeting with employer representatives from across the state!

Registration Deadline is October 12th.  We Hope to See You There!

Click here for registration details.

Tip from Your Accounts Analyst
Updating Member Beneficiaries

Employers CANNOT add, change, or remove beneficiary designations for individual members after they have been initially enrolled in ECLIPSE. 

Employees wishing to change their beneficiary designations can do so by logging onto their myLAGERS account or by downloading a change of beneficiary form and submitting, with a signature, to the LAGERS office.

2016 Employer Contributions Rates Available on ECLIPSE

Don't forget that Fiscal Year 2016 Rates are now available on ECLIPSE.  To access your annual report:

  1. Log into ECLIPSE
  2. Click into 'Agency Details'
  3. Click the 'Profile'
  4. Open the 'Valuations Report' tab
  5. Check the 2015' box and click "open PDF"

You may also view your rates directly from ECLIPSE by clicking the "Rates" tab in your Profile