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Reemployment – an Option for Retirees

Aug 15, 2023, 08:59 AM by MOSERS

Non-Benefit Eligible:

Upon meeting the termination and reemployment rules, a retiree may return to work and continue receiving their monthly pension payment, as long as their position is not a MOSERS or MoDOT and Patrol Employees’ Retirement System (MPERS) benefit-eligible position.

Benefit Eligible:

If a retiree returns to work for the state of Missouri in a MOSERS or MPERS benefit-eligible position:

  • Their monthly pension payment will stop.*
  • The life insurance they retained as a retiree, if any, will end. They may re-elect life insurance through SEBES within 31 days of employment without proving insurability.
  • Depending on various factors (their plan, how long they work, etc.), they may or may not earn additional credited service during reemployment.
  • When they return to retirement status, their monthly pension payment will equal the amount they were receiving when they returned to work plus any additional benefit they may have earned during reemployment. They also may retain life insurance up to the maximum amount allowable, if applicable.

*Effective August 28, 2023, a retiree serving as a legislator or statewide elected official will not have their pension payment stopped.