GET THE FACTS

The documents on this page provide accurate information regarding LASERS and other helpful facts.

Get the Facts

as of October 2023

Check out the System’s current assets, membership figures, legislative reforms, and more.

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Money Saving Reforms

as of October 2023

Check out the legislative steps taken to reduce employer costs and improve the funding of the System.

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LASERS Experience Account & COLAs

as of January 2024

View the facts about LASERS Experience Account, COLA eligibility, the history of COLAs, and details of recent COLAs.

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UAL Payment Chart

as of October 2023

The Unfunded Accrued Liability (UAL) is the debt owed to LASERS. The UAL is projected to decrease by $1 Billion in five years and $5 Billion in 18 years.

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LASERS COLAs vs. Social Security Benefits

as of January 2024

View various charts comparing LASERS COLAs to Social Security benefits.

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CPI-U vs. COLA

as of March 2023

View a chart comparing the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) vs. COLA from 2000-2023.

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Membership Plans & Categories

Here you will find the contribution rate, accrual rate, and retirement eligibility for each of LASERS membership plans.

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State Retirement Systems of Louisiana

The state systems presented their structure, governance, benefits, costs, pension reforms, and more to the Senate Retirement Committee on March 18, 2024.

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Pensionomics (2023)

This report from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) measures the economic impact of Defined Benefit (DB) pension expenditures.

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View the Louisiana Fact Sheet

NASRA COLA Brief

This NASRA brief presents a discussion about the purpose of COLAs, the different types of COLAs provided by government pension plans, and an overview of recent state changes to COLA provisions.

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NASRA Brief: State Hybrid Retirement Plans

This NASRA Brief discusses the degree to which the core design features of cash balance and Defined Benefit (DB)-Defined Contribution (DC) combination plans have been retained in public sector hybrid plans.

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