Actuarial Valuations


An actuarial valuation is a review of the Plan’s assets and liabilities, using investment, economic and demographic assumptions to determine the funded status of the Plan and the required contributions from the LADWP. The assumptions used in the annual valuations are based on a mix of statistical studies, experienced judgment, and plan design. The Plan is responsible for administering three separate trust funds – Death Benefit, Disability, and Retirement. Each fund has its own funding policy and actuarial valuation report

Effective fiscal year 2022-2023, the Retirement Fund valuation is modeled on the following key assumptions and funding policies:

  • Investment Return: 6.50% net of investment expenses
  • Interest Crediting: 7.00% based on Plan provisions
  • Consumer Price Index: 2.50%
  • Mortality Rates: Pub-2010 General Health Retiree Amount-Weighted Above-Median Mortality, with rates increased by 5% for males
  • Unfunded Actuarial Accrued Liabilities: Amortized over a fifteen-year period in equal dollar amounts
  • Investment gains or losses: Recognized in equal amounts over a five year period
  • Entry Age Actuarial Cost Method is used to determine the Normal Cost and Actuarial Accrued Liability, which are calculated on an individual basis and allocated as a level percentage of salary

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