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  • Extraordinary Payment

    Jul 5, 2022, 2:13 PM By MOSERS
    What is the extraordinary payment approved by the legislature?

    As part of the Fiscal Year 2023 state operating budget, which began July 1, 2022, the General Assembly and Governor Parson approved an extraordinary payment of $500 million to the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS). This one-time payment will not be used to reduce future employer contributions to MOSERS but, rather, will be used to strengthen the System and increase the funded status of the System over time. This extraordinary payment is in addition to the $610 million annual employer contribution for Fiscal Year 2023 approved by the General Assembly and Governor Parson. The state of Missouri, as the largest MOSERS-covered employer, has consistently contributed 100% of the required annual employer contribution as recommended by the System’s actuarial professionals and certified by the MOSERS Board of Trustees.

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  • Recent Appropriation Bills

    Jun 30, 2022, 3:38 PM By MOSERS

    following up on this rumor: https://www.mosers.org/rumor-central/rumor-central/2022/03/07/supplemental-budget-bill

    Did the version of the bill submitted to the governor include the $25 matching incentive? I'm reading through the text of the bill and it's difficult to tell.

    The General Assembly passed the FY23 appropriation bills on May 6, 2022. This included $34 million to fund a deferred compensation employer match of up to $75 per month (with a minimum contribution of $25 per month). If signed by the Governor, this incentive will go into effect July 1, 2022. To stay up to date on recent legislation, check out our Legislation page. 

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  • Recent Legislation

    May 23, 2022, 4:32 PM By MOSERS

    Did the 2023-24 budget bill sent to the governor contain the amount that the MOSERS board requested for the MOSERS pension fund?

    The General Assembly passed the FY23 state budget on Friday, May 6. This budget will be effective beginning July 1, 2022. Within the FY23 budget, the General Assembly appropriated and fully funded the amount requested by the Office of Administration of $610 million to fund the State’s annual employer contribution to MOSERS. 

    In addition, the General Assembly passed a $500 million one-time extraordinary payment to MOSERS. For more information, visit our Legislation page or view HB 3005. 

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  • Rumor Central Notifications

    Aug 24, 2020, 11:58 AM By MOSERS
    A long time ago I signed up to receive an email notification when Rumor Central was updated and it worked great.  After you all redesigned Moser's website, I very rarely receive an email.  Once in a while I will get an email telling me Rumor Central has been updated, but not for every update.  Is this a programing error or do you no longer send out an email every time Rumor Central is updated?  I liked the notification email so I didn't have to check for updates every time I was on the computer.

    Thank you so much for your interest in Rumor Central and in notifications, in particular! Usually, the busiest time for Rumor Central is January through May during the legislative session. Summer months tend to be somewhat slow for Rumor Central questions. This year, perhaps due to the pandemic and people working from home, it seems to be even slower. However, I expect that we will start getting more questions once the session begins again. 

    You are correct. We used to send updates once each week or every other week. However, in August, since we had just two questions, we did not send an update to subscribers. Going forward, our intention is to send an email update, at minimum, once a month on the third Friday of each month. We will send them more often if we get several questions.

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  • Senate Bill 185

    Jun 10, 2019, 1:20 PM By MOSERS

    I saw a brief note on local news that Gov. Parsons had signed a bill related to feral hogs and pension plans. Assuming this was some type of omnibus bill, can you provide information about any impacts on state pensions?

    On June 6th, Governor Parson signed a variety of bills that cover many different subject areas. (View the news release on bills the Governor signed.)

    The bill he signed affecting MOSERS is SB 185. This act provides continued eligibility for membership in MOSERS for employees of the Missouri Housing Development Commission and of the Environmental Improvement & Energy Resources Authority. There are no other changes to retirement provisions affecting any other members or retirees.

    The bill about feral hogs is separate legislation; it is HB 655.

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