Pension Rate Stabilization

14
Jun
2018

City of Pleasanton Council Approves New Investment Strategy to Better Address Pension Liability

Categories: California Developments,PARS In the News,Pension Rate Stabilization

Based on recent CalPERS policy decisions, cities throughout the State are grappling with how to fund pension contributions that were to be covered by CalPERS investment earnings. To help cover those increased costs and maintain more control over City investments, Council authorized participation in the PARS PRSP.

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20
Feb
2018

City of Escondido Maps Out Pension Liability Plan

Categories: California Developments,PARS In the News,Pension Rate Stabilization

To combat the unfunded pension liability, the Escondido City Council approved a Section 115 Irrevocable Pension Trust, along with pension funding options and a policy on the use of one-time money. An initial deposit from the Reserve for PERS Rate Smoothing is required to fund the program. Escondido follows in the footsteps of 128 other public agencies in implementing the PARS Pension Rate Stabilization Program.

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10
May
2017

Does the CalSTRS Board Have Authority to Increase Rates After Last Statutory Increase?

Categories: California Developments,Pension Rate Stabilization

Does the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Board have the authority to make rate adjustments after the last statutory increase is implemented in 2020-21?

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10
Apr
2017

CalSTRS Unfunded Liability and State Contribution Rate Increases

Categories: California Developments,Pension Rate Stabilization

On April 6, 2017, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Board adopted the latest actuarial valuation of the retirement system. Despite increases in contribution rates by members, employers, and the state, the funded ratio decreased from 68.5% to 63.7%, and the unfunded actuarial obligation (commonly called the unfunded liability) increased from $76.2 billion to $96.7 billion.

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09
Jan
2017

Community College League of California Partners with PARS on Pension Prefunding

Categories: California Developments,PARS In the News,Pension Rate Stabilization

Community College League of California, in partnership with PARS, is offering community college districts the PARS-CCLC Pension Rate Stabilization Program (PRSP) — an innovative IRC Section 115 irrevocable trust designed to prefund pension costs and help districts get ahead of rising STRS/PERS rate increases.

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