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Actuarial Equivalency Factor Rule 459-005-0055. Accrued Benefit Policy Discussion. January 14, 2003. Historical Summary:. In August 2002, the PERS Board elected to modify its AEF Rule to: implement 2001 AEF’s as of January 1, 2004 include a “look-back” calculation feature.

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Actuarial equivalency factor rule 459 005 0055

Actuarial Equivalency Factor Rule459-005-0055

Accrued Benefit Policy Discussion

January 14, 2003

Historical summary
Historical Summary:

  • In August 2002, the PERS Board elected to modify its AEF Rule to:

    • implement 2001 AEF’s as of January 1, 2004

    • include a “look-back” calculation feature

  • Explanation of “Look-back” Concept

  • The application of the new AEFs could result in members receiving lower monthly payments than they would have received just prior to the date of the AEF change.

Rule benefit impact pre 1999 aef s vs 2001 aefs money match
Rule Benefit Impact(Pre-1999 AEF’s vs. 2001 AEFs)(Money Match)

Explanation of look back concept
Explanation of “Look-back” Concept

  • Assumption: Future benefit payments of unretired members will climb back up after the initial decline caused by the change in AEF because of added contributions, earnings credited, salary increases, service time, etc. (Look-back period)

  • Board’s Policy: To protect against members receiving less than their “accrued benefit” as of rule change, the Board approved a “look-back” calculation feature.

  • Outstanding Issue: Board did not define the components of the “accrued benefit” that is to be the basis of the “look-back” calculation (i.e, account balance, salary, service time, and other components that can vary between the rule change date and the member’s actual retirement date.)

Accrued benefit components
Accrued Benefit Components

Constants already determined by Board:

  • Draft rule does not allow post change contributions in “look-back” calculation.

  • Draft rule assumes the member’s age is established as of retirement date for both retirement calculation and “look-back”.

Accrued benefit examples
Accrued Benefit Examples

Accrued Benefit Example #1:

  • Frozen components as of rule change date

    • Account balance

      • No post change earnings

    • Average Salary

      • Salary increases after change do not count

    • Sick leave

      • As of change date

Accrued benefit examples cont
Accrued Benefit Examples (cont.)

Accrued Benefit Example #2:

  • Allow components to change through date of retirement

    • Account balance

      • Earnings through retirement

    • Average Salary

      • Entire work history considered

    • Sick leave

      • As of retirement date

Accrued benefit component financial impact based on 2001 aef s
Accrued Benefit ComponentFinancial Impact(Based on 2001 AEF’s)