Analysis: Wheaton Firefighters Pension Fund would go broke in 16 years without taxpayer subsidy
The fund has $27,180,751 in total assets. If the funds annual losses were the same, it would run out of money in 16 years without these subsidies.
The fund lost $408,390 in investment income and other revenue in 2016. At the same time, it paid out $1,384,908 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 $1,010,419 to the funds revenue last year – an amount that has increased from $948,469 five years ago. Members contributed an additional $359,697 – $55,413 more than five years ago.
In all, subsidies amounted to $1,370,116 in 2016.