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Retiring with SERS Webinar

Members within one year of retirement can join us for the Retiring with SERS webinar. A webinar is an online seminar where information is presented to an audience via computer. As a participant in the SERS webinar, you will be able to listen to the webinar through your computer speakers and ask questions by typing them on your keyboard.

The agenda for the webinar includes information about:

Service Retirement Basics
Social Security Offset/Windfall
SERS Health Care
Retirement Process and What to Expect

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration can be completed by clicking the links below. Once you open the registration window, click either the Register link located in the Event Status field, or the Register button located at the bottom of the page.

After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email that provides instructions on how to connect to the webinar on the day of the event.

System Requirements: Your computer must have sound capabilities in order for you to participate in the webinar. Please note that you will be prompted to install software from WebEx or upgrade your Java capability. This software is required to view our webinar. WebEx requires that you have installed the latest version of the following browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer (7 or higher), or Safari (5 or higher)

If you have any questions or problems registering, please email us at web@ohsers.org.

 Retiring with SERS Webinar Schedule

 Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, 4:30 p.m. Register Now
 Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016, 4:30 p.m. Register Now
 Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2016, 12:00 p.m. Register Now
 Thursday, Apr. 14, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Register Now
 Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11:30 a.m. Register Now
 Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 4:00 p.m. Register Now
 Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 12:30 p.m. Register Now
PREP Seminar: Traveling the Path to Retirement

SERS offers PREP seminars for members who are in the early to middle stage of their career.  Any member can attend; however, early planning for your future retirement will be most helpful.

The half-day seminar program covers important aspects of retirement planning: pension payment information, health care, Social Security, life transition issues, and financial planning (Ohio Deferred Compensation). There is no registration fee to attend. Space for these meetings is limited, and advance registration is required. Once maximum capacity has been reached, that location will be closed to further registrations.

Please be sure to register early to reserve your spot.

PREP Seminar Schedule - 2016 Schedule will be posted soon.

 DATE  LOCATION
   
Retirement Conferences

In the spring and fall, SERS holds a series of Saturday meetings in various parts of the state for active and retiring members. Members have the opportunity to ask questions of staff members and learn the latest information on retirement issues.

Members within two years of retirement automatically receive notice by mail of the Retirement Conference in their area. All others interested in attending a conference will be able to register as well.

Special notices also will be posted on school bulletin boards.

Although there are question-and-answer opportunities, the conferences do not provide one-on-one counseling. If you wish to receive personal retirement counseling, please make an appointment to meet with one of SERS’ counselors in Columbus. To schedule an appointment, please call toll-free 800-878-5853.01

You also have the option of participating in an online webinar; scroll to the top of this page for details. 

 2016 Spring Retirement Conference Schedule

 DATE  LOCATION
 Saturday, February 20, 2016

 Toledo
 Owens Community College
 Fine & Performing Arts Center
 Binker Dr.
 Toledo, OH  43699

 Saturday, March 5, 2016

 Columbus
 Dublin Coffman High School
 6780 Coffman Rd.
 Dublin, OH  43017

 Saturday, March 19, 2016  Cincinnati
 Princeton High School
 11080 Chester Rd.
 Cincinnati, OH  45246
 Saturday, April 2, 2016  Canton
 Oakwood Middle School
  2300 Schneider St. NE
 Canton, OH  44721
 Saturday, April 9, 2016  Cleveland-North
 Avon Lake High School
 175 Avon Belden Rd.
 Avon Lake, OH 44012
 Saturday, April 16, 2016  Lima
 Shawnee High School
 3333 Zurmehly Rd. 
 Lima, OH  45806
 Saturday, April 30, 2016  Cambridge
 Meadowbrook High School
 58615 Marietta Rd.
 Byesville, OH  43723
 Saturday, May 21, 2016  Cleveland-South
 Nordonia High School
 8006 S. Bedford Rd.
 Macedonia, OH  44056

 

4 PREP Seminar Schedule

PENSION REFORM FOR MEMBERS: CHANGES YOU NEED TO KNOW [PART ONE]

PENSION REFORM FOR MEMBERS: CHANGES YOU NEED TO KNOW [PART ONE]

SERS staff details the effects of Senate Bill 341, also known as the pension reform bill. Topics discussed: changes to retirement eligibility requirements and a new buy-up option.
PENSION REFORM FOR MEMBERS: CHANGES YOU NEED TO KNOW [PART TWO]

PENSION REFORM FOR MEMBERS: CHANGES YOU NEED TO KNOW [PART TWO]

SERS staff discusses modifications to: purchasing leave of absence service credit, applying for disability, and survivor benefits for dependent children.