As changes in your life occur, you may need to make decisions about your ERSRI retirement benefits. This section is designed to help you navigate through these events.
Update your address
Whether you are active, deferred or retired, having your correct address, phone number and email address is very important to us so we can keep in contact with you. Click the link below to view more information on address updates.
Change or assigning beneficiaries
Beneficiaries are individuals designated by an ERSRI member to receive survivor and/or death benefits upon their death. It is important for members to keep their account updated, including beneficiary information. Use the link below to learn more about beneficiary changes.
Divorce After Retirement
Your retirement benefit may be considered a marital asset in a divorce proceeding, and the ex-spouse of the member may be entitled to a portion of their retirement benefit. Learn more about the impact a divorce may have on your retirement benefit using the link below.
Survivor Benefit Information
Death benefits are available to all retirees, and ongoing Survivor benefits are based on the retirement option selected by the member, member status at the time of death, and designated beneficiaries. Use the links below to learn more about survivor benefits or how to report a death.
Work After Retirement
Rhode Island law limits when, how much and for whom retirees from the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island can work. It is important to understand and follow the rules to prevent your pension payments from being suspended. Learn more about Post Retirement Employment using thing link below.