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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

House Passes Omnibus Pension Bill
The House of Representatives passed the Omnibus Pension Bill April 10. Part of the bill calls for contribution rate increases for two retirement plans - the General Employees and the Correctional Employees. The Senate Finance Committee will likely consider the bill the week of April 21. More...

MSRS 2014 Board of Election Results
The results of the MSRS' Board of Directors election were tallied on March 20, 2014. Dave Senf was elected and Chet Jorgenson was re-elected for the General and Unclassified Plans positions, and Mathew Hodapp was re-elected to the State Patrol Plan position. More...

Funding levels of plans improve; more proactive steps necessary
MSRS' financial position improved during 2013. Investment returns of 14.2 percent gave the retirement funds MSRS administers a much needed boost in their funding levels. While the financial picture has improved, the MSRS Board of Directors is committed to reaching full funding of the retirement plans. To do this, the Board is recommending contribution rate increases for two retirement plans - the General Employees Retirement Plan and the Correctional Employees Retirement Plan. The Board realizes that contribution rate increases may not be popular, but are necessary for the plans to reach full funding. More...

2014 MSRS Seminar Dates Announced
For more information, click on the following. More...

Plan rule changes affect eligibility to access HCSP account
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits insurance plans from applying lifetime and annual dollar limits on essential health benefits. The HCSP is exempt from the ban on applying limits on coverage because reimbursements are only available after termination from service. To maintain the Plan's post-termination status, Plan rules regarding eligibility to request reimbursements will be modified effective January 1, 2014. More...


Are pensions the cause of city fiscal woes? New report says no
The bankruptcy of Detroit has focused attention on the financial outlook for cities and the role that pensions may play in determining their future. Chicago is frequently cited as the poster child of a city where substantial pension commitments and lack of funding have led to serious financial problems. More...


Early retirement reduction factors to change July 2014
New early retirement factors for members covered by the MSRS General Employees Retirement Plan will begin July 1, 2014. This change means lower benefits for members who retire before full retirement age, which is age 66 (or age 65 if hired before July 1, 1989). To learn more, please review this FAQ.



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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.