CalPERS Discount Rate Reduction
and the Impacts on Local Public Agencies


In December 2016, CalPERS (PERS) announced it will lower its discount rate (expected earnings rate) from 7.50% to 7.00%, phasing the change in over a three year period. This NHAlert highlights details on this recent change, including how the reduction will be implemented, the estimated impacts to public agencies, and NHA’s recommended next steps for addressing these impacts.

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