- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 39. Public Officers and Employees
- Chapter 35. Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska
- Section 500. Safeguard of Employee Funds Held By the Plan; Transfer to Other Plans.
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AS 39.35.500. Safeguard of Employee Funds Held By the Plan; Transfer to Other Plans.
- (a) Except as provided in AS 29.45.030
(a)(1) or in (b) of this section, employee contributions and other amounts held in the plan are exempt from Alaska
state and local taxes. Except as provided in this subsection and in (b) of this section, amounts held on behalf of, or
payable to, any employee or other person who is or may become eligible for benefits under the plan are not subject to
anticipation, alienation, sale, transfer, assignment, pledge, encumbrance, or charge of any kind, either voluntary or
involuntary, before being received by the person entitled to the amount under the terms of the plan. An attempt to
anticipate, alienate, sell, transfer, assign, pledge, encumber, charge, or otherwise dispose of a right to amounts held
under the plan is void. However, an employee's right to receive benefits or the member's employee contribution
account may be assigned
- (1) under a qualified domestic relations order; or
- (2) to a trust or similar legal device that meets the requirements for a Medicaid-qualifying trust under AS 47.07.020
(f) and 42 U.S.C. 1396p(d)(4).
- (b) An inactive member may elect to have the taxable portion of an inactive employee contribution account transferred
directly to another plan or an individual retirement arrangement qualified under the federal Internal Revenue Code that
accepts the transfer.
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