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Welcome!

ERSRI.org is your source for the latest information from Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island, the state’s largest public employee retirement system. 

The nearly $8 billion retirement system works with state employees, teachers, the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS), MERS police and fire, correctional officers, BHDDH nurses, state police and judges regarding pension issues.

Here, you'll find the latest tools to help you plan for your retirement, calculate your benefits and eligibility, and understand how laws and regulations may affect you.

Planning to Retire Soon?

Are you planning to retire within the next nine months? If so, ERSRI offers group retirement counseling at our Warwick office. A benefit estimate and retirement forms are provided at the group sessions. Please schedule your appointment six to nine months before retirement by contacting ERSRI at 401-462-7600.

The ERSRI Customer Service Center is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

If you have additional questions, please use the "Contact Us" page. 
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News and Updates

Retirees: Does ERSRI Have Your Current Mailing and E-Mail Address?

Each month, ERSRI sends an e-mail to retirees letting you know that your Pay Statement is available to view, as well as quarterly e-mails letting you know when Compass, ERSRI’s newsletter, is available. Additionally, ERSRI will be mailing 1099 tax statements during the first quarter of 2017.

To update your contact information, please log into your account and click on the “Update My Personal Information” icon, which looks like this:

There, you will see a “Changing Your Personal Information” box, which looks like this:


Simply update any outdated information and click the green “Update” button and you’re done.
 

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Amendments were made to Chapter 10 Sections 1.1 and 9.1 to add revisions, clarifying language, and additional subsections (previously Regulations 1 and 9) and technical changes were made throughout. Download the full notice here.
 

Marcia Reback to Join ERSRI’s Retirement Board

Ms. Marcia B. Reback will join Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island’s (ERSRI) 15-member Retirement Board, as a Retiree Member Representative, beginning with the Board’s January 11, 2017 meeting.

In November 2016, ERSRI notified members that there was an open Retiree Member Representative position on the Retirement Board. All retiree members of the retirement system were eligible to be a candidate for the seat. Interested members were required to obtain a minimum of 100 valid signatures from eligible retiree members, and return their nomination papers to the Retirement Office in order to qualify for nomination. 

Ms. Reback was the sole member to return valid nomination papers by the 4:00 p.m. December 12, 2016 deadline. As such, she will take the oath of office at the outset of the Retirement Board ‘s next meeting, which will take place on January 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of 50 Service Avenue in Warwick, RI.

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ERSRI to Begin Mailing 1099-R Forms in Mid-January

ERSRI will be mailing 1099-R forms to retirees beginning in mid-January - with all 1099s mailed by January 31st. Retirees should receive their 1099-R forms by mid-February, at the latest.

Retirees can view and download their 1099-R by logging into their account. 

For information about how to read your 1099-R please click here

If you turned 59 ½ in 2016, you may receive two separate 1099-R forms. You can read more information by clicking here.

If you do not receive your 1099-R form by mid-February, please call (401) 462-7600 and we will issue a replacement.

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Fall 2016 Issue of Compass, ERSRI's Member Newsletter, is Available Online

You can read the issue by clicking here. Articles include:

  • Treasurer Magaziner on ‘Back to Basics’ Approach to Pension Fund Investments
  • Legislative Update for ERSRI Members
  • Update on Pension Fund Investment Performance
  • A Letter from Marcia Reback & Roger Boudreau
  • TIAA Offers Free Financial Advice for Members
  • Post-Retirement Employment Q&A with Frank Karpinski

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