New Member Chart

A new member has 90 calendar days to make an irrevocable Plan Choice, or they are defaulted by the employer into PERS Plan 3, rate option A, investment program WSIB.

New employees who first established PERS membership

  • on or after March 1, 2002 (for state agencies or higher education employers) or
  • on or after September 1, 2002 (for local government employers)

have the option to become a member of PERS Plan 2 or Plan 3.

All employees should initially be reported in PERS Plan 2, unless the employer receives the Member Information Form (MIF) from an employee choosing PERS Plan 3 before the first payroll cutoff. If reporting for the first time, be sure to include the begin date, even if it is the same as the Plan Choice Date.