5What Are My Benefits? (PERF & TRF) Defined Benefit (Pension)Lifetime benefit - must meet eligibilityFunded by employersContributions not held in an individual accountFormula calculation used to determine benefitBenefit determined by age, salary, service,and retirement option chosenAnnuity Savings Account (ASA)Mandatory 3% contributionAlways belongs to you / fully vestedNo loan or hardship withdrawals available
6When Am I Eligible? (PERF & TRF) Normal Retirement EligibilityAge 65 with 10 or more years of creditable service;2. Age 60 with 15 or more years of creditable service;3. Rule of 85: Minimum age 55, age plus years of service must equal 85 or more.For example: age yrs= 85; or age yrs= 87.
7Early Retirement with a Reduced Pension A member who has 15 or more years of creditable service, and,is between the ages of 50 and 59 can retire with a reduced pension…Retirement Age Percentage of Pension%%(Percentage increases 5% per year between ages 50-59)Please note that if you choose to take early retirement, yourpension benefits will remain at a reduced level even after youreach 60 years of age.
8Collect Your Retirement Benefit While Continuing to Work Millie Morgan: Minimum age 70 with 20 or more years of creditable service (while working in a PERF or TRF covered position);2. Elected officials: Minimum age 55 with 20 or more years of creditable service (while serving in their elected position). If the member is younger than age 60, a reduced benefit would apply unless you meet the Rule of 85.
9Defined Benefit Formula The monthly Pension formula is defined by state law…(Final Average Salary x Creditable Service x 1.1%) divided by 12Examples($30,000 x 20 yrs x .011)/12 = $550/month (before taxes)($30,000 x 25 yrs x .011)/12 = $688/Month (before taxes)($35,000 x 30 yrs x .011)/12 = $963/Month (before taxes)
10Final Average Salary x Creditable Service x 1.1% PERFTRFFinal Average Salary-20 highest quarters in groups of 4 consecutive quarters over your entire PERF careerFinal Average Salary-5 highest contract years over your entire TRF careerCreditable Service-Continuous periods of employment in a PERF/TRF-covered position.Benefit Multiplier: 1.1% (.011)
11Additional Creditable Service Approved paid/unpaid leaveMilitary service leaveOther service (call for eligibility)Note: Any service previously lost, in taking an ASA distribution prior to retiring from a PERF/TRF covered position, is automatically reinstated six months after taking another PERF/TRF position.
12Purchased Service Out of State Service Must have at least one year of PERF or TRF service, andNot eligible to claim a retirement benefit from any other retirement system or fund.Prior Military ServiceMust have at least one year of PERF or TRF service.Must have served on active duty in military for at least 6 months and received an honorable discharge.Must be able to provide a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge.Only 2 years of service may be purchased.Additional Service Credit1 year for every 5 actual yearsAvailable to vested members only.* Must be currently employed in a PERF/TRF covered position to purchase any type of service.
13Working After Retirement *Effective July 1, 2013Members can no longer start a second retirement under PERF.*To reemploy with a PERF or TRF covered employer:30 day mandatory separation from retirement date is required to continue receiving PERF or TRF retirement benefitsNo additional service credit is earnedNo contributions made to ASANo earnings limitation*Member’s application for retirement benefits is void if the member has an agreement, prior to their retirement, with a covered employer to become re-employed.*To reemploy in the private sector:Employable immediatelyPrior to 7/1/08 waiting period to return to a PERF covered position was 90 daysMore than 30 days is calendar days – first day is the day after the retirement date.Example: If member retires on June 1st they should begin counting “more than 30 days” beginning June 2nd.A new state law reflects existing federal law which requires members to have a bona fide separation of service in order to be entitled to a benefit from a tax qualified pension plan such as PERF. The Indiana law prohibits retirements in which a member has a formal or informal agreement with an employer to become reemployed in a position after retirement. It does not impact retirees who happen to return to work more than 30 days after retirement, but did not have a previous agreement with their employer to do so.4. There cannot be an employer/employee relationship.
14Retirement Benefit Options One of the most important decisions you will make ischoosing your Defined Benefit (pension) payment option.RememberYou will receive a monthly benefit for the rest of your life.Before choosing an option, ask yourself the following questions:How much monthly income will I need after retirement?Do I need to plan for a beneficiary?If yes, how much income will my beneficiary require?How long will my beneficiary require this income?
16Retirement Benefit Options Deferral of PaymentAnnuitizationLump Sum DistributionRollover or Partial Rollover
17Annuity Savings Account Changes HEA 1075Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2015: Annuities will be calculated with a 5.75* percent interest rate.Oct. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2016: Annuities will be calculated at the market rate or 4.5* percent, whichever is greater.After Dec. 31, 2016: Whenever the Board enters into an agreement with a third party provider, the interest rate will be market rate.* = Assumed rate of return on invested annuitized funds.
18PERF/TRF Annuity Savings Account Changes to Payment Options (PERF) 7.5% (Pre 10/1/14)(TRF) 7.5% (Pre 10/1/14)(PERF & TRF) 5.75% (10/1/14)Annuitized AmountMonthly$ 10,000$91.92$82.30$72.01$ 20,000$183.84$164.60$144.03$ 30,000$275.76$246.90$216.04$ 40,000$367.68$329.19$288.06$ 50,000$459.60$411.49$360.07$ 60,000$551.52$493.79$432.09$ 70,000$643.44$576.09$504.10$ 80,000$735.36$658.39$576.12$ 90,000$827.28$740.69$648.13$ 100,000$919.20$822.98$720.15Age: 65Option: 5 year guaranteed benefits (PERF option 10 / TRF option A-1)This table illustrates the potential impact of annuitization changes. It is an estimate only for your general planning purposes. Your actual monthly annuity payment may vary from the data in this table.
19PERF/TRF Annuity Savings Account Changes to Payment Options % of Annuitized Funds Paid Out Each YearPrior to 10/1/1410/1/14 - 9/30/15AgePERFTRFPERF & TRF559.3%8.6%7.2%6010.0%9.1%7.8%6511.0%7012.3%9.8%7514.0%11.4%Option: 5 year guaranteed benefits (PERF option 10 / TRF option A-1)This table illustrates the potential impact of annuitization changes. It is an estimate only for your general planning purposes. Your actual monthly annuity payment may vary from the data in this table.
21What’s Next? When you are ready … Discuss your plans with your family. Consult a financial planner, tax advisor or legal expert if you have concerns.Choose a retirement date that fits your goals.Begin collecting the documentation you’ll need to submit with your retirement application.Submit your application to INPRS no later than 90 days prior to your retirement date.
22Application Submission Dates Submit your retirement application no later than 90 days before your retirement dateSubmission DeadlineOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberRetirement DateJanuary 1stFebruary 1stMarch 1stApril 1stMay 1stJune 1stJuly 1stAugust 1stSeptember 1stOctober 1stNovember 1stDecember 1st
23INPRS Contact InformationWebsite:Phone:PERF TRFMailing address:INPRS1 North Capitol, Suite 001Indianapolis, IN 46204