Making Payments to IMRF

for IMRF Employers
Electronic Funds Transfer

EFT Payment System

Employers are required to make payments to IMRF by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) through First Data Government Solutions. This system uses a secure financial transaction processing network known as the Automated Clearing House (ACH) to electronically transmit funds from your employer’s account(s) to IMRF’s account based on your employer’s instructions.

You can make all types of IMRF payments through this system:

If you are using this account for the first time to make an IMRF payment:

To make a payment through First Data Government Solutions, you need an EFT and Personal Identification Number (PIN) code for each bank account you want to transmit payments from. If you do not have an EFT and PIN code for an account you want to use, you must:

  1. Complete an IMRF Electronic Funds Transfer Enrollment Form 3.00.
  2. IMRF will send you a confirmation packet in the mail after we process your Form 3.00. Set up your account using the EFT number and default PIN found in the confirmation packet.
    1. As long as you keep your individual PIN, EFT number, and password secure, you will be the only one able to access your EFT account

Once you have set up your account, you can either pay online or pay by phone. Both systems are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year (though payments can only be processed on non-holiday weekdays before 2:30 PM; payments made after this time are processed on the next business day):

Before You Pay
  • Before paying online or by phone, you will need your EFT and PIN from your confirmation packet. If you do not have your EFT and PIN, you will be unable to pay.
  • Once you receive the confirmation packet, call the number provided to change your PIN to your chosen PIN.
Paying Online Paying by Phone
  1. Go to the First Data Government Solutions website
  2. Log in to your account
    1. Be sure to have your online account User ID and Password ready; you'll need them to log in to your account.
    2. If this is your first time logging in, you will need to register your account using the EFT and your updated PIN.
    3. If you forgot your Password, click on the Forgot Password link on the login page and follow the system prompts.
    4. If you forgot your User ID, call 1-800-332-4125.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to submit online payments through First Data.
  4. For more information, refer to the EFT Pay Online Payment Instructions sheet included in your confirmation packet.
  1. Call 1-877-610-3706 and follow the automated prompts
    1. Be sure to have your EFT and PIN ready; you’ll need to enter them after you dial into the system.
    2. If this is your first time paying by phone, you’ll need to activate your account and change our default PIN code by following the automated prompts.
    3. If you lost or forgot your PIN, call 1-800-332-4125.
    4. To repeat a prompt, press *. To speak to a live operator, press ***.
  2. For more information, refer to the EFT Pay by Phone Payment Instructions sheet included in your confirmation packet.
Information Needed to make Payment
In addition to the assigned EFT number and the PIN (personal identification number), you will need the following basic information:
  • Payment Type
  • Period Ending Date for wage reports
  • Amount of Payment
  • Payment Due Date

Frequently Asked Questions About Electronic Funds Transfer