New York City Police and Pension Fund
Welcome to the web site of
the New York City Police Pension Fund, the latest innovation in our continuing effort to provide superior service to our more
than 36,000 active members and over 37,000 retired members. This web site is another step in a number of planned technological
advancements enabling us to reach out and provide our members with faster access to information concerning all your pension
needs. A host of general information regarding benefits, recent pension legislation, agency contacts and a frequently asked
questions section will be available. We hope that you find the information and services provided on this site to be useful
and welcome suggestions on how to better serve you.
Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System
To provide secure retirement
benefits for members and their beneficiaries.
South Carolina Retirement Systems
The mission of the South
Carolina Retirement Systems is to administer a comprehensive program of retirement benefits responsive to the needs of South Carolina’s
public workforce and to perform fiduciary duties as stewards of the contributions and disbursements of the pension trust funds.
The Retirement Systems’ vision is to empower our employees to provide comprehensive
service in a professional manner for our members, employers and retirees through the timely and accurate processing of payments,
claims, inquiries, and other account information using effective and appropriate, leading-edge technology.
Police and Firefighters' Retirement and Relief Board
The Police and Firefighters'
Retirement and Relief Board determines eligibility for optional retirement, disability and related matters for District police
and firefighters, US Park Police and US Secret Service and their survivors. The board ensures fair and equitable treatment
to all members under the purview of the Police and Firefighters’ Retirement and Disability Act as amended by P.L. 96-122.
The seven-member voting board meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays to conduct its due process hearings.
Municipal Police Officers' Retirement System (MPORS)
The MPORS is a multiple employer,
cost-sharing defined benefit retirement plan established in 1974 and is governed by Title 19, chapters 2 & 9 of the MCA.
This plan covers all municipal police officers employed by first- and second-class cities and other cities that adopt the
plan. Benefits are established by state law and can only be amended by the Legislature. The MPORS provides retirement, disability
and death benefits to plan members and their beneficiaries. Benefits are based on eligibility, years of service and compensation.
Member rights for death and disability are vested immediately. All other rights are vested after five years of service. A
brief summary of eligibility and benefits follows:
Michigan State Police Retirement System
The State Police Pension,
Accident, and Disability Fund was created in 1935 for employees of the Michigan Department of State Police who have subscribed
to the constitutional oath of office. Effective October 1, 1986, Act 182, P.A. 1986 (Sections 38.1601 - 38.1648 of the Michigan
Compiled Laws), transferred the operations of the State Police Pension, Accident, and Disability Fund to the Office of
Retirement Systems, Department of Management and Budget, and also created the Michigan State Police Retirement System. A nine-member
retirement board oversees MSPRS.
health insurance, retirement expansion for firefighters and police officers
May 24, 2006
a win for Maine’s career firefighters and police officers,
the Maine Legislature voted Wednesday to expand access to health insurance plans for current and retired county and municipal
fire and police employees. Sponsored by Assistant House Majority Leader Bob Duplessie, D-Westbrook, the legislation also allows
police and fire personnel to carry their retirement plans with them as they become employed by different municipalities or
counties as participants of the Maine State Retirement System.
and police officers are the insurance we carry for our communities—to always be there to help when something goes wrong,
and these men and women put their lives on the line for us everyday,” said Duplessie, a retired professional firefighter.
“They deserve quality, affordable health care, and the ability to put money away for a good retirement after all their
Under the new
law, career firefighters and police officers may pay in to a group insurance plan for fire and police personnel statewide,
and start carrying health insurance while they are currently serving.
Maine firefighters and police officers would be eligible to receive retirement and benefits
at age 50, as long as they have paid into the system for five years. Already-retired personnel will also be able to buy in
to the health insurance plan within the next year.
Duplessie, firefighters and police officers face unique challenges in acquiring health insurance and retaining retirement
benefits. Many communities cannot afford to offer health insurance for full-time firefighters and police officers because
of the high risks associated with their work, which translate into high costs for counties and communities.
retirement benefits have not been portable between counties and municipalities, making it difficult for a police officer or
firefighter to transfer to another city or town without having to restart a retirement plan in most cases.
other advocates for the bill emphasized that insurance and retirement are core issues for the retention of younger police
officers and firefighters. Without access to health insurance and retirement benefits, many newer firefighters and police
officers leave the professions, and communities are left without a balance of experience and abilities for law enforcement
and fire fighting.
plan portability and access to affordable health insurance are the major issues affecting the retention of skilled public
safety professionals,” said Duplessie. “This was a hard-fought battle to meet these basic needs, but it was worth
it to put people and the safety of our communities first.”
which was carried over from last session, was the sole recommendation of a study commission co-chaired by Duplessie and Senate
President Beth Edmonds that reviewed the critical issues of health insurance and retirement benefits for police officers and
firefighters. Commission members included legislators, police officers, firefighters, and insurance industry representatives.
access to affordable health care is one of the most significant initiatives we can take to move Maine forward,” said House Majority Leader Glenn Cummings, D-Portland. “This
bill is an important piece of that plan, and I’m proud we could do this for the people that safeguard our communities