Can the total amount of unused sick leave that I accumulated during my work career with the state be used to increase my retirement calculation,

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Can the total amount of unused sick leave that I accumulated during my work career with the state be used to increase my retirement calculation, even if a portion of it is earned during the last 5 years I apply to BackDROP? Can only whole months of unused sick leave (168 hours) be used to increase the retirement calculation, or can fractional months also be applied?
If you are electing the BackDROP at retirement, the amount of unused sick leave you have when you actually quit working is the number we use to increase your service credit and calculate your retirement benefit. We do not go back and try to determine what you might have had on your BackDROP date. That means you don’t lose any possible sick leave credit because of choosing the BackDROP.
Only whole months of unused sick leave (168 hour increments) can be used to increase the retirement calculation. Any remaining hours less than 168 will not be considered. Print Friendly and PDF

I am not familiar with the term "BackDROP". Please explain what is meant by the term BackDROP.

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I am not familiar with the term "BackDROP". Please explain what is meant by the term BackDROP.
BackDROP refers to the deferred retirement option which is available to general state employees who have worked at least two years beyond the date when they were first eligible for retirement. This option provides a way for you to receive a lump sum payment at retirement in addition to your ongoing monthly benefit. If you elect the BackDROP, the monthly benefit payable on your actual retirement date is based on the benefit you would have been receiving had you left employment and retired when you were first eligible to receive normal (unreduced) retirement benefits, referred to as the BackDROP date. In addition, you will receive a lump sum payment equal to 90% of the Life Income Annuity amount you would have received during the BackDROP period, which is from the date you became eligible for normal retirement until the date you actually retire.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the BackDROP, you must work in a MOSERS covered position at least two years beyond your normal retirement eligibility date.
Regardless of how long you work beyond your date of normal retirement eligibility, the maximum BackDROP period is five years. Furthermore, you may elect, in one year increments, to establish your BackDROP period at something less than the full amount for which you qualify. For more information, please check out the BackDROP brochure. Print Friendly and PDF

I am eligible for retirement August 1st of this year. I plan to work at least 2 years BackDROP.

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I am eligible for retirement August 1st of this year. I plan to work at least 2 years BackDROP. My question is if I am in my BackDROP and the state decides to do away with it ---- will I be out and just worked maybe for an example a year and 1/2 for nothing over. What if the governor changes the 80 and out for state employees and I am in my BackDROP would I have to stay for example to 85 and out instead of my 80 and out?
First of all, congratulations. Even though you’re planning on working longer, knowing that you’ve reached that milestone must feel good. Your “what if” question about BackDROP occurs on a regular basis. Elimination of the BackDROP would require a legislative change and we are not aware of any expressions of interest by legislators or the administration in removing or changing the BackDROP option as it currently exists. In 2004, MOSERS’ Executive Director wrote a letter to members addressing this issue, and his comments are still relevant today. A change to the “Rule of 80” would also require legislation, and again, we have not heard any expressions of interest in making such a change.
A direct answer to your question is that when you retire, you will be subject to the provisions in effect at the time of your termination, so theoretically it’s possible to imagine any number of scenarios. Please be aware that in the event that any major changes are proposed by the legislature, we would notify our membership both through newsletters and on our website. However, we see no reason for you to be concerned at this time about either of the situations you mentioned. Print Friendly and PDF

I retired early with an 80 and out, with BackDROP. When I am 62 and the State

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I retired early with an 80 and out, with BackDROP. When I am 62 and the State terminates my supplemental pension, will the State continue to subsidize my health insurance premium.
Also, has there been any further word from IRS on the subject of whether Public Safety Officer would include Juvenile Officers regarding reduction of federal taxable income?
Both of these questions fall outside of the areas for which MOSERS has administrative responsibility. For information regarding your health care plan, please send an email message to MCHCP or phone them at (800) 487-0771.

For information concerning the eligibility of juvenile officers for an income tax reduction under the federal Pension Protection Act, you need to contact the
IRS or your tax advisor. While we cannot provide tax advice, it is our understanding is that a person who was employed at the time of retirement in a position involved in juvenile delinquency control or reduction may be eligible for the health care premium tax exemption provided by federal tax law.
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Why is the Normal Retirement Date different from the Normal Retirement Date with BackDROP?

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Why is the Normal Retirement Date different from the Normal Retirement Date with BackDROP? Could I have retired on the Normal Retirement date and received full benefits?
Your normal retirement date is the date at which you can retire with a normal (unreduced) benefit whether or not you elect the BackDROP option. Once you reach your normal retirement date, you can retire any month and receive full benefits. However, in order to be eligible for the BackDROP, you must continue working at least two years beyond your normal retirement date. Print Friendly and PDF

I intend to provide 2 weeks notice to my agency when I retire. Since I must declare a retirement date to MOSERS at least thirty days in advance, will

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I intend to provide 2 weeks notice to my agency when I retire. Since I must declare a retirement date to MOSERS at least thirty days in advance, will MOSERS notify my agency of my intent to retire before I inform them?
 MOSERS does not routinely notify the agency when we receive an application for retirement. However, if we have not received a termination form when needed, we may contact the agency in order to ensure the timely processing of your retirement benefit. Generally that should not impact your intent to provide only 2 weeks notice. Print Friendly and PDF