LASERS to Present Pension System Update at Shreveport RSEA Meeting

Cindy Rougeou, Executive Director of the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System (LASERS), will speak to the Shreveport chapter of RSEA on Tuesday, March 3, 9:30 a.m., at the Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College, Building E, 2011 North Market Street, Shreveport. Active state employees and retirees from Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, and Webster parishes are expected to attend. 

Rougeou will address current issues affecting state employees and retirees’ pension benefits, including the upcoming 2020 Regular Legislative Session. Rougeou will be available for interviews before and after the presentation. RSEA members will also be available for interviews. 

In the Shreveport RSEA chapter region, 4,167 LASERS retirees and beneficiaries received more than $95 million in gross retirement benefits in fiscal year 2019. 

LASERS administers a defined benefit pension plan that covers approximately 100,000 members. LASERS Benefits Louisiana by paying over $1 billion in annual benefits to beneficiaries, providing a strong and reliable economic stimulus for the state. For more information, please contact LASERS Public Information Director Tonja Normand at 225.922.1131 or via email at tnormand@lasersonline.org.