(1) MPERA shall provide PERS members a retirement plan choice election form which will require the following information:

(a) full name (first, last, middle initial);

(b) social security number;

(c) date of birth;

(d) complete address;

(e) employing agency or agencies;

(f) the member's signature indicating the elected retirement plan or program; and

(g) the date the member signed the election form.

(2) The PERS member shall complete and file the election form directly with MPERA within the timeframes defined in ARM 2.43.3510. Election forms given to employers or any other party are not considered to be filed with MPERA.

(3) The PERS member's election is irrevocable once the election form is filed with MPERA.

(4) The effective date of the election will be the date the member's election is confirmed by MPERA pursuant to ARM 2.43.3512.

History: 19-2-403, 19-3-2104, MCA; IMP, 19-3-2111, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 1884, Eff. 7/12/02; AMD & TRANS, from ARM 2.43.1011, 2008 MAR p. 2467, Eff. 12/1/08.