The fund has $1,334,094 in total assets. If the funds annual losses were the same, it would run out of money in nine years without these subsidies.
The fund earned $10,089 in investment income and other revenue in 2016. At the same time, it paid out $168,589 in expenses, according to the 2017 biennial report detailing the health of each of the states pension funds and retirement systems. The difference between the two shows the funds annual loss without subsidies.
Taxpayers added $171,034 to the funds revenue last year – an amount that has increased from $138,691 five years ago. Members contributed an additional $43,775 – $11,452 less than five years ago.
In all, subsidies amounted to $214,809 in 2016.