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Pension Liability

Outside parties that evaluate the financial standing of states are increasingly attentive to the relationship between state pension liabilities and their corresponding assets. The indicator presented on this dashboard reflects the market value of total assets for all Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) funds divided by the corresponding actuarial liabilities. 

The proportion of pension liability that is funded by current assets has grown from 65 percent in 2009 to 83 percent in 2017. During this period, strong investment returns were experienced and the legislature enacted changes slowing the growth of benefits for retirees and increasing contribution rates. 

This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.

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