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Part 3 of a 3-part series
The value of TRSL pensions: Economic impact & retirement security
TRSL is the state’s largest public retirement system, providing benefits and services to more than 199,000 individuals. The retirement system also provides critical retirement income to retirees and beneficiaries and is an important economic engine for Louisiana.
With TRSL, more than 79,000 retirees and beneficiaries have a steady, monthly income—giving them buying power in their communities. Every parish in Louisiana benefits from TRSL pensions.
In FY 2019, TRSL paid out $2.2 billion in benefits. Approximately $1.9 billion - almost 90% — went to retirees and beneficiaries living in Louisiana where they buy local goods and services.
  • TRSL benefits are a modest, yet reliable, source of income enabling individuals to purchase goods and services even in uncertain economic times.
  • Stable pensions promote self-sufficiency instead of dependence on government assistance programs.
  • Additionally, TRSL benefit recipients generated approximately $429 million in tax revenues for federal, state, and local governments.
Did you know? Through its investment program in FY 2019, TRSL invested more than $722 million in Louisiana businesses, creating jobs and opportunities for Louisiana citizens and companies.
TRSL retirement benefits are a key recruiting tool.
  • A secure pension from TRSL is an employment benefit that helps Louisiana schools recruit and retain qualified teachers. 
A skilled workforce strengthens Louisiana's economy. 
  • TRSL benefits play a critical role in attracting and retaining qualified teachers to train future Louisiana workers.
Your TRSL membership is an important part of your financial future. Here’s what you can do now to LEARN MORE and DO MORE:

For more information about all the ways TRSL positively impacts our state, check out
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  • Creating buying power
  • Advancing education
  • Promoting security
  • Growing assets
If you missed the first two parts of this series, which covered the value of your TRSL membership, you can check them out here:
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