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Rhode Island Employees Retirement System Basics, by Plan

Plan Assets (millions) Total Members
Rhode Island ERS 6,272.2 53,979
Rhode Island Municipal 1,560.5 16,186
Other Plans 557.0 11,648
Total 8,389.7 81,813

Source: Public Plans Database (as of 2018)

Note: Rhode Island Employees Retirement System has 3 other plans.

Assets

Assets at Year-End
Rhode Island Employees Retirement System
2001-2018

Fiscal Year Net Assets (billions)
2001 6.2
2002 5.5
2003 5.4
2004 6.3
2005 6.7
2006 7.3
2007 8.5
2008 7.9
2009 6.1
2010 6.6
2011 7.5
2012 7.3
2013 7.6
2014 8.3
2015 8.0
2016 7.6
2017 8.1
2018 8.4

Source: Public Plans Database

Membership

Ratio of Actives to Beneficiaries, 2001-2018

Fiscal Year Rhode Island Employees Retirement System US State and Local Pensions
2001 1.8 2.4
2002 1.8 2.3
2003 1.7 2.2
2004 1.7 2.1
2005 1.6 2.1
2006 1.6 2.0
2007 1.5 2.0
2008 1.4 1.9
2009 1.3 1.9
2010 1.2 1.8
2011 1.2 1.7
2012 1.2 1.6
2013 1.4 1.5
2014 1.4 1.5
2015 1.4 1.4
2016 1.4 1.4
2017 1.4 1.4
2018 1.4 1.3

Source: Public Plans Database

Cash Flows

Cash Flow vs. Total Assets (Millions)
Rhode Island Employees Retirement System
2001-2018

Fiscal Year Cash Flow Assets
2001 -133.3 6,165.5
2002 -182.4 5,474.3
2003 -181.2 5,440.3
2004 -190.6 6,259.9
2005 -218.4 6,749.8
2006 -202.8 7,329.2
2007 -152.1 8,508.8
2008 -150.7 7,876.6
2009 -261.7 6,069.0
2010 -322.7 6,577.1
2011 -345.1 7,488.9
2012 -320.1 7,284.5
2013 -469.6 7,588.2
2014 -447.9 8,250.0
2015 -414.4 8,024.9
2016 -396.0 7,620.7
2017 -359.1 8,129.1
2018 -372.6 8,389.7

Source: Public Plans Database


Cash Flow as a Percentage of Assets
Rhode Island Employees Retirement System
2001-2018

Fiscal Year Rhode Island Employees Retirement System National Average
2001 -2.2 -2.0
2002 -3.3 -2.4
2003 -3.3 -2.6
2004 -3.0 -2.0
2005 -3.2 -2.2
2006 -2.8 -2.2
2007 -1.8 -2.1
2008 -1.9 -2.3
2009 -4.3 -3.1
2010 -4.9 -3.2
2011 -4.6 -3.1
2012 -4.4 -3.3
2013 -6.2 -3.1
2014 -5.4 -2.9
2015 -5.2 -2.8
2016 -5.2 -3.0
2017 -4.4 -2.9
2018 -4.4 -2.6

Source: Public Plans Database