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Retirement Choice

New Hires: Don’t miss your deadline to select your retirement plan

From Michigan Office of Retirement Services

As a new member of the Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System, you have a decision to make for your future retirement plan. You have 75 calendar days from your first payroll end date to decide which retirement plan best meets your needs:

The Pension Plus 2 retirement plan, or

The Defined Contribution (DC) retirement plan.

Check with your employer if you haven't already received your welcome letter in the mail. This letter includes information about your retirement plan options and how to make your retirement plan election. You can get full details about your plan options at PickMiPlan.

If you do not meet the deadline, you will become a participant in the DC plan. Once you submit your election in miAccount or the deadline passes, you will not be able to change your retirement plan.

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