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ERSRI.org is your source for the latest information from Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island, the state’s largest public employee retirement system. 

The nearly $8 billion retirement system works with state employees, teachers, the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS), MERS police and fire, correctional officers, BHDDH nurses, state police and judges regarding pension issues.

Here, you'll find the latest tools to help you plan for your retirement, calculate your benefits and eligibility, and understand how laws and regulations may affect you.

Planning to Retire Soon?

Are you planning to retire within the next nine months? If so, ERSRI offers group retirement counseling at our Warwick office. A benefit estimate and retirement forms are provided at the group sessions. Please schedule your appointment six to nine months before retirement by contacting ERSRI at 401-462-7600.

The ERSRI Customer Service Center is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

If you have additional questions, please use the "Contact Us" page.

Thank you for visiting ERSRI.​

News and Updates

ERSRI System Upgrade 

To help us provide better customer service to our members, Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island is completing the final phase of a multi-year upgrade of our computer system.

Over the summer, ERSRI is beta-testing the new website with a small group of retirees.  When launched system-wide later this year, the new site will not only help our staff deliver better service but also improve both the estimate and service purchase functionalities on the site.  To learn more about the ERSRI system upgrade click here

58 MERS Plans to Receive COLA in 2016

Members of fifty-eight municipal pension plans will receive cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) in 2016. To learn more, please click here.

1099R Information

  • Please note that the ERSRI EIN number has changed for the 2015 tax year. The new EIN number is 04-3257275. 
  • For an explanation of your 2015 1099R form please click here.
  • ​For an explanation for members who turned 59 ½ during 2015 and received two 1099R forms please click here

Retiree Healthcare

Questions about retiree healthcare should be directed to the Office of Employee Benefits. You can reach that office at (401) 222-3160.