SURS Actuarial Assumptions and Benefit Provisions Used in Tier I Calculations

Tier I – Traditional Plan Tier I – Portable Plan RSP*
Defined Benefit (DB) Plan
Benefit 2.2% of 4-Year FAC * Years of Service 2.2% of 4-Year FAC * Years of Service NA
Maximum Benefit 80% of FAC 80% of FAC NA
Employee Contribution 8.00% 8.00% NA
Interest Crediting Rate – Pre-retirement/Termination 4.50% 6.50% NA
Assumed Return – Post-retirement/Termination NA 4.00% NA
Defined Contribution Plan
Employee Contribution NA NA 8.00%
Employer Contribution** NA NA 7.35%
Assumed Return – Pre-retirement/Termination NA NA 6.00%
Assumed Return – Post-retirement/Termination NA NA 4.00%
Mortality Same as Valuation, unisex mortality 45%/55% male/female
Benefit Commencement Age* 30 Years, 60/8, 62/5 30 Years, 60/8, 62/5 NA
COLA 3.000% 3.000% NA
Joint and Survivor Percentage 50.00% 0.00% NA
Survivor Age Same as member NA NA
Present Value Calculation Greater of value of annuity plus survivor refund (if applicable) and refund of employee contributions with interest Greater of value of annuity and refund of employee + employer contributions with interest Balance of employee and employer contributions with investment return
Lump Sum Assumptions Benefits are assumed to withdrawn in a manner similar to Tier I annuity benefits
Pay Cap Assumptions
2019 Pay Cap*** $280,000 $280,000 $280,000
Pay Cap Increase Assumption 3.250% 3.250% 3.250%
Member Salary Increase Assumption Same as Valuation – 12.25% in first year graded down to 3.25% at 34 YOS

*Benefits are assumed to begin at the later of the assumed benefit commencement age and age at termination/retirement.

**0.25% of pay from 7.60% RSP employer contribution used to fund disability benefits

***Pay is limited to the IRS 401(a)(17) limit.