Select Committee on Pension Policy

​2018 SCPP Interim Recommendations And Work Summary

This page provides a concise summary of the work of the SCPP during the 2018 Interim.   

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2018 Interim Work History

2019 Fiscal Impact Summary

  Issues Considered With Recommendation

HB 1308/SB 5360

Plan Membership Default

Change the default plan selection for new hires from Plan 3 to Plan 2.

HB 1414/SB 5335


Pay a full month of benefits for the month in which a retiree dies.

HB 1408/SB 5661

Spousal Consent

Remove the requirement for spousal consent when the member selects a joint and survivor benefit of more than 50 percent for their spouse.

HB 1390/SB 5400

Plans 1 Cost-Of-Living Adjustment

Provide a one-time 3 percent benefit increase capped at $62.50/month to retired members of PERS and TERS Plans 1 who are not receiving a minimum benefit and have been retired at least one year.

HB 1413/SB 5350

Expanded Annuity Purchase

Provide the purchase of an additional annuity option to members of PERS, SERS, and PSERS with a minimum purchase price of $5,000.

  Issues Considered Without Recommendation


Managing Future Dolan-Type Unfunded Liabilities

Prior Act and LEOFF 1 Disability and Pension Boards

PSERS Retirement Age



Recommendation to the PFC on 2019-21 Contribution Rates

Adopt the State Actuary’s preliminary calculated rates for 2019-21 Biennium, which include the third and final step of the three-biennia mortality improvement phase in.



2017 Recommendations
2016 Recommendations
2015 Recommendations
2014 Recommendations
2013 Recommendations

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