FAQ


How can state entities help smartworksplus employees make more money and save money at the same time?

What is normal retirement as defined by the ASRS?

Is smartworksplus affiliated with ASRS?

Do smartworksplus employees qualify for Social Security and FICA benefits?

Do smartworksplus employees qualify for health insurance benefits?

Are smartworksplus employees covered by professional liability, Workers' Compensation, and unemployment insurance?

 

 

How can state entities help smartworksplus employees make more money and save money at the same time?

Eliminating payroll benefit costs save state entities a minimum of 25% per employee. Retirees earn a salary from smartworksplus while receiving their ASRS pensios.

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What is normal retirement as defined by the ASRS?

ASRS members can receive full retirement benefits upon reaching one of these milestones:

  • When age plus years of credited service totals 80 points

  • At age 62 with ten or more years of credited service

  • At age 65 with any number of years of credited service

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Is smartworksplus affiliated with ASRS?

Smartworksplus is not affiliated with any state-funded agency.

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Do smartworksplus employees qualify for Social Security and FICA benefits?

Yes. Every quarter that a contract employee receives a check from smartworksplus is a quarter that qualifies as one of the 40 needed for Social Security/FICA benefits.

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Do smartworksplus employees qualify for health insurance benefits?

In some instances, a state employer provides health insurance to their retirees. Otherwise, smartworksplus employees are eligible for, and may use COBRA, ASRS health insurance, or independent coverage.

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Are smartworksplus employees covered by professional liability and Workers' Compensation?

Yes. All smartworksplus contracted employees enjoy these benefits.

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