Final Report on Connecticut's State Employees Retirement System and Teachers' Retirement System
69 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2015
Date Written: November 2015
The report’s key findings are:
• Connecticut’s pension systems for state employees and teachers face large unfunded liabilities, despite recent efforts by the State to fund.
• A significant source of the problem is the "legacy debt" built up before the State began pre-funding its pensions in the 1970s.
• Since pre-funding began, inadequate contributions from the State and low investment returns have added to the problem.
• One way to address the problem is through a two-step approach:
1. separately finance the legacy debt over multiple generations; and
2. fund ongoing benefits using a level-dollar amortization method over a reasonable rolling period; and reduce the long-term assumed return.
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