Edited 4/12/22 Not Apprvd
Read the current policies of the Division and use of this website.
The Alaska Division of Retirement & Benefits (DRB) administers all programs and activities free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, or disability. The division administers all programs and activities in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility please write:
Alaska Department of Administration, Personnel and Labor Relations,
Equal Employment Opportunity Program, 619 E. Ship Creek Ave.,
Suite 309, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior,
1849 C Street NW MS 5230, Washington DC 20240
The State of Alaska ADA Coordinator can be reached via phone at the following numbers:
Voice: (907) 465-6077
Statewide Telecommunication Device for the Deaf: (800) 478-3648
Juneau TDD: (907) 465-3646
Fax: (907) 465-6078
For information on alternative formats and questions on this publication, please contact the Member Service Center directly.
SOA Accessibility Statement
The State of Alaska takes proactive steps to ensure persons with disabilities can readily access and use information and communication technology. We are committed to ensuring that State employees with disabilities, and members of the public with disabilities, have the same access to and use of information and data as everyone else, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.
We are continuously working to increase accessibility standards and meet all levels of accessibility conformance and guidelines. As part of this, our goal is to migrate all state web pages to incorporate compliance standards and best practices recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) (Level AA) for web accessibility.
If you have a disability and the format of any material on our web pages interferes with your ability to access the information, you may request reasonable accommodation or materials in alternate formats by emailing , or request assistance from the State ADA Coordinator. For additional information, please see the links below:
- State of Alaska ADA Coordinator's Office
- Section 508 Web Accessibility Policy
- United States Access Board
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
- How People with Disabilities Use the Web
- WebAIM Article on Cognitive Disabilities
- WebAIM Article on Visual Disabilities
- WebAIM Article on Audio Disabilities
Do we always succeed in our efforts to make our Web content accessible? Not always. If you spot things that we could be doing better or just want to share concerns with us, please contact the Division of Retirement & Benefits directly. We really would appreciate hearing from you.
Warranties and Disclaimers
The State of Alaska strongly adheres to a belief in the free exchange of information, and extends that philosophy to the realm of electronic media. The state also believes that the exchange of information does not necessarily involve endorsement of that information.
The State of Alaska, therefore, will abide by the state's ethics statutes in all of the material associated with its web site. The state does not favor one group over another, and any link or reference to any site or a product does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by the State of Alaska.
References to corporations, their services and products, are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. In no event shall DRB be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this information.
This web site could include technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein; these changes will be incorporated in new editions of this web site. DRB may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this web site at any time.
Except as expressly provided otherwise in an agreement between you and DRB, all information and software on this web site are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. DRB assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the information or software or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this web site.
The Alaska Division of Retirement & Benefits (DRB) reserves the right to deny other web sites the right to link to the DRB web site if after review the linkage would be inappropriate or contrary to our web site's mission and purpose.
Export Control Laws; Restricted Rights Legend
Software available on the DRB web site is subject to United States export controls. No software from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (1) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (2) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders.
By downloading or using software from this site, you are agreeing to the foregoing and you are warranting that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This web site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by DRB from its offices within the state of Alaska, United States of America. By accessing this web site, you and DRB agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this web site shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the state of Alaska, without regard to the conflicts of laws and principles thereof. DRB makes no representation that materials on this web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
At times, particularly when you request reports or forms, download electronic files, or submit information through online forms from DRB’s web site or via email, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to participate in these programs. If you elect to participate in these programs, however, we may require that you provide your contact information, which may include your name, mailing address, email address, and other personal identifying information.
DRB collects this information in order to record and support your participation in the programs you select. If you order a report, for example, the information may be used to register you with one of our electronic mailout databases so that we could include you in future mailings. DRB also uses information that you provide (through intentional disclosure through an online form for example) as part of our effort to keep you informed about other services we may be able to provide. Other Internet Protocol (IP) information, as detailed below, may be collected so that we can better maintain statistics on our web site and in turn provide our users with better services and data, better ease of site navigation, and a more enjoyable web site experience overall.
DRB recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of this information. If you do not want the information you provide to the State of Alaska to be used to inform you of other State of Alaska services, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information or request to the State of Alaska, your preference will be honored. If you do not want the information you provide to DRB to be shared with others, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information to DRB, your preference will be honored.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
DRB will not willingly or openly collect or distribute information or perform monetary transactions with children under the age of 13 in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 . While this act is intended to apply to web sites and online services used for commercial purposes (which this division is not), in keeping with the intent and purpose of that protection act, DRB may share personal information in the form of a name, address, phone number, or email address with another agency for the sole purpose of answering the child's inquiry or forwarding their inquiry, but will not make the information publicly available in identifiable form, by any means including by a public posting, through the Internet, or through a home page of a website, a pen pal service, a non-government electronic mail service, a message board, or a chat room.
When you visit our web site, you can surf the site anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve DRB’s web site, we may use "cookies" to track which sections you visit in order to determine which areas of the site and what information is most important to our visitors, and to remember which preferences you prefer when you return to the site.
A "browser cookie " is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, recording your passwords, purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)
The privacy of members who use myRnB is important to the Division of Retirement and Benefits. We do not share your personal information with any other State of Alaska agency.
With passage of HB65 in 2008, the use of Social Security numbers as part of a username or password is no longer permitted. In response, the Division of Retirement and Benefits created myRnB, which uses the myAlaska login process. MyAlaska allows users access to many on-line state services. This login only requires a username, password and a working e-mail address. It does not require any additional information be present in your user profile. To use myRnB applications, you must agree to the Retirement and Benefits Privacy Agreement. This authorizes myAlaska to share your profile information with the Division of Retirement and Benefits. We do not share your personal information with any other State of Alaska agency.
Subject to fair use, such as limited copying for purposes of research or critique, the unauthorized copying and posting of material contained within a division publication or web page to a non-DRB hard publication, web page or other electronic publication constitutes copyright infringement. A person seeking to copy material from a division web page or hard publication to a non-DRB web page or publication must first obtain permission from the division. Downloading of web materials for uses allowed under fair use, such as making a paper copy for subsequent reading is permitted without division authorization and approval, but republication is prohibited.
The DRB’s authority to claim copyright protection for its original works of authorship derives from Alaska Statue 16.05.050(2) , 16.05.050(8) , and 44.99.400 . Copyright protection begins automatically from the moment the work is created in fixed form and begins without any formality, process, or application. In keeping with changes in copyright law in March 1989, the standard copyright notice (e.g., “© Alaska Division of Retirement & Benefits”) is not required to establish copyright, nevertheless, we have attempted to include a copyright notice on all of the division’s web pages to inform users of DRB’s copyright. Users of this website should not assume that pages, materials, or graphics found on this website without any copyright notice are unprotected and free to copy, as this may not be the case.
As an alternative to reposting our materials on other web sites we encourage the use of one or more of the following web techniques: (1) sites can link to our own pages containing those materials or information, (2) create coding such that a NEW browser window will open displaying our appropriate web page:
A HREF=“ ” . . . target=“_blank” or target=“_new”, or (3) write to us and request that specific data or information that is currently not posted to our site be added to our site so links can be established to our original material on our site. For materials that we are unable to post immediately (for your site to link to), you may inquire about licensing those materials for posting to your own web site.
The use of “frames” is prohibited
When requesting permission to copy, republish, or reprint material from DRB, prepare a letter of request that includes the following: (1) explain the nature of the request (i.e., your intended use and its duration), and (2) include pertinent source information (e.g., year, volume, number, edition, pages or portions of a page, URL of the web page, and/or nature of the information or data) that clearly identifies the material.
Review of your request may take some time. If you receive no immediate response, do not assume permission has or would have been granted. Contact DRB again and request a follow-up to your initial inquiry.
Although DRB may grant license(s) to use any of its copyrighted materials, the department also reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and use of our materials shall be discontinued immediately upon written notice from this department.
Documents or materials specified above may not include the design or layout of this web site. Elements of this web site are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound, or image from DRB’s web site may be copied, republished/reposted, or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by DRB.
Form alteration or manipulation
Documents distributed in an electronic manner (e.g., Adobe Acrobat documents — .pdf; PostScript files — .eps, .ps, .prn; word processing documents — .doc, .wp, .rtf, .txt; spreadsheet documents — .xls, .csv; or hypertext markup language — .htm, .html; etc.) are not to be altered or manipulated (largely or in part) and then republished or reposted through any medium without division approval. Non-approved alteration of our original materials beyond fair use under the Copyright Act and reposting or duplication of our electronic documents or files is expressly prohibited.