Other MSRS Pension Plans

The following MSRS pension plans follow most provisions of the General Employees Retirement Plan; however, there are several unique plan features to be aware of.

Image of ladder to depict Fire Marshals Retirement Plan Fire Marshals Retirement Plan

The State Fire Marshals Retirement Plan covers employees of the State Fire Marshal's Division employed as deputy state fire marshal fire/arson investigators. This plan began July 1, 1999.

The Fire Marshals Plan provides retirement, survivor and disability coverage. Once retired, you receive a monthly retirement benefit for life with potential post-retirement increases. Depending on the option you select at retirement, your survivor(s) may be eligible to receive a lifetime benefit upon your death.

With the exception of the unique plan features described below, the Fire Marshals Retirement Plan follows the same provisions as the General Employees Retirement Plan.

Fire Marshals Retirement Plan - Unique Plan Features

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Image of five pointed star to depict Military Affairs Retirement Plan Military Affairs Retirement Plan

The Military Affairs Retirement Plan covers military affairs personnel on active duty. The plan provides retirement, survivor, and disability coverage.

Once retired, you receive a monthly retirement benefit for life with potential post-retirement increases. Depending on the option you select at retirement, your survivor(s) may be eligible to receive a lifetime benefit upon your death.

With the exception of the unique plan features described below, Military Affairs Retirement Plan follows the same provisions as the General Employees Retirement Plan.

Military Affairs Retirement Plan - Unique Plan Features

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Image of airplane to depict Transportation Department Pilots Retirement Plan Transportation Dept Pilots Retirement Plan

Plan closed to new members effective January 1, 2008. There are no active members contributing to this plan.

The Transportation Department Pilots Plan (Pilots Plan) covers pilots and chief pilots employed by the Department of Transportation (DOT). The plan was established to meet the mandatory early retirement requirements of DOT pilots.

The Pilots Plan provides retirement, survivor and disability coverage. Once retired, you receive a monthly retirement benefit for life with potential post-retirement increases. Depending on the option you select at retirement, your survivor(s) may be eligible to receive a lifetime benefit upon your death.

With the exception of the unique plan features described below, the Transportation Pilots Retirement Plan follows the same provisions as the General Employees Retirement Plan.

Transportation Pilots Retirement - Unique Plan Features

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Image of medical symbol to depict Fairview Hospital and Clinics. Formerly University of Minnesota hospitals and clinics. Fairview Hospital & Clinics

Certain current and former Fairview employees are eligible to receive a monthly retirement benefit from Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) because they were employed by the University of Minnesota  when acquired by Fairview. Eligible employees include:

  • University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics (UMHC) employees employed  prior to January 1, 1997

  • University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP) employees employed prior to January 1, 1998

Prior to the privatization, these U of M employees were Minnesota public employees and contributed to the General Employees Retirement Plan (General Plan) administered by MSRS.  Employees are eligible for a monthly pension benefit when they reach retirement age.

With the exception of the unique plan features described below, Fairview employees are covered by the General Employees Retirement Plan.

Fairview - Unique Plan Features

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