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  Last Updated: 06/03/2013
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Welcome to the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) website! We administer ten different retirement plans which provide retirement, survivor, and disability benefit coverage for Minnesota state employees as well as employees of the Metropolitan Council and many non-faculty employees at the University of Minnesota. MSRS covers over 50,000 active employees and currently pays monthly benefits to over 20,000 retirees, survivors, and disabled employees. In addition, we administer the State of Minnesota Deferred Compensation Plan and the Health Care Savings Plan. 

What's New

Coming Soon... MSRS website to get new look
Minnesota State Retirement System will soon launch its newly redesigned website. The redesigned site will provide a more user-friendly experience for participants, employers, and the public. The website features a modern look and streamlined navigation. More...

2015 Pension Benefit Increase
Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) retirees and other benefit recipients will receive a 2% post-retirement pension benefit increase effective January 2015. Exception: Retirees covered by the State Patrol Retirement Plan will receive a 1% increase. Retired judges will receive a 1.75% increase. More...

Study: Public pensions give boost to Minnesota's economy
Benefits paid by state and local pension plans support a significant amount of economic activity in Minnesota, according to the new study, "Pensionomics 2014" from the National Institute on Retirement Security. Pension benefits received by retirees are spent in the local community. This spending ripples through the economy, as one person's spending becomes another person's income. In 2012, expenditures stemming from state and local pensions supported 46,581 Minnesota jobs that paid $2.2 billion in wages and salaries, resulting in $7.0 billion in total economic output and generating $1.2 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenues in our state.

See the Minnesota fact sheet HERE. Read the full national report HERE.

Pension systems reject 'dubious' research by privatization advocate
A new report from Kim Crockett at the Center of the American Experiment Keeping the Promise: Securing Retirement Benefits for Current and Future Public Employees, is based on very outdated numbers on the financial status of the three statewide public retirement funds.More...

MSRS retirement plan contribution rates to increase
The contribution rates for the state's major retirement plans administered by MSRS will increase the first full pay period of July 2014. More...

  Disclaimer: The MSRS website is a general summary of the plans administered by the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS). The purpose of the website is to provide a general overview of benefits and the plans administered by MSRS. The benefits described generally apply to active employees. If there is any difference between the information this handbook provides and the law or policies which govern MSRS, the law and policies will prevail. The provisions may be subject to law changes.

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Minnesota State Retirement System
60 Empire Drive, Suite 300, St. Paul, MN 55103-3000
Telephone: (651) 296-2761, Toll Free: (800) 657-5757, Fax: (651) 297-5238
E-Mail: info@msrs.us
Please do not include confidential information, such as social security numbers, in email
correspondence with MSRS.
An Equal Opportunity Employer

The information contained in this web site is also available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities.
Please call 1-800-657-5757 or use the MN Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.