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PERA News

Newsletter for Active Members of PERA’s General Fund

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Strong year for PERA investments; Board approves legislative proposals for 2018 session; President’s Message; The basics of pension plans; PERA’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is available; Security Updates to MY PERA; Go Green.

PERAgraph Fall 2017

Governor vetoes bill containing pension reforms, Vetoed bill included lower assumed investment return, On the legislative highway: PERA’s pension bill, A look at investment returns— Good news for investment returns, Capitol Restoration project nears completion, PERA Board of Trustees seeking candidate.

PERAgraph February 2016

Meet PERA’s new executive director, FY 2015 financial report, the challenge of longer life expectancies.

PERAgraph March 2015

Three previous board members reelected, Mary Vanek retires as PERA director, annual financial review.

PERAgraph June 2014

Phased retirement option extended, PERA executive director to retire, what is PERA doing to protect your identity?, contribution increase next January.

PERAgraph Spring 2017

Financial Update for PERA’s Plans, PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE, NEW YEAR. NEW LOOK. Same Commitment to You, Board Seeks Contribution Rate Changes for Police & Fire Plan, MY PERA: Your personal link to us Account access 24/7 at your fingertips.

PERAgraph July 2015

Earnings assumption lowered, reality check on Rule of 90, sometimes the web beats the phone.

PERAgraph 2015 Election Special

This newsletter introduces the candidates for the five Board of Trustees seats to be decided in the January 2015 election.

PERAgraph January 2014

Annual financial report, Howard Bicker retires at SBI, New staff and hours at PERA’s Mankato and Duluth offices, the impact of living longer.

The Guardian

Newsletter for Police & Fire and Correctional Plan Members

Guardian February 2016

PERA has a new director, annual financial report, Association celebrates 85 years.

Guardian March 2015

New Police & Fire trustee elected, annual financial review, Mary Vanek retires as PERA director.

Guardian July 2015

Pension bill fixes future benefit increases, our other firefighter plan, a word to younger members.

Guardian June 2014

Are you really retiring?, PERA director retiring, upcoming Association election, what is PERA doing to protect your identity?

The Benefit

Newsletter for Retirees and Benefit Recipients

Benefit February 2016

Our new director, benefit increases for 2016, annual financial report.

Benefit March 2015

Arneson elected retiree trustee, Mary Vanek retires as PERA director, annual financial review.

Benefit July 2015

Earnings assumption lowered, MERF benefits funded, online services, a time to repurpose.

Benefit June 2014

Association director announces retirement, what to do when a retiree or survivor dies, 2015 elections, more retirees than ever on MY PERA.

The Deferral

Newsletter for Deferred Members

Deferral February 2016

Longer life expectancies pose challenges, our new executive director, annual financial report.

Deferral March 2015

Annual financial review, Mary Vanek retires as PERA director, election results.

Deferral July 2015

Combined service can add up, lower earnings assumption, a word to our younger members.

Deferral June 2014

Smaller reductions for survivor options, Association director announces retirement, what is PERA doing to protect your information?

MERF News Brief

Newsletter for MERF Division Members

MERF December 2010

Board election, January benefit increase, retirements, deaths, direct deposit.

MERF Summer 2010

Final comments from board, deaths, retirements, the move to PERA administration, MERF staff.

DCP News

Newsletter for Defined Contribution Plan Members

DCP Summer 2009

Check your account on line, DCP going to annual report, annual and annualized returns.