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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:

Retirement Eligibility
Estimate of Benefits and Plan of Payment
Social Security Offset/Windfall
SERS Health Care
Completing Your Application for Service Retirement
The Retirement Process
Reemployment

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.  


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

 Retiring with SERS Webinar Schedule

 Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Register Now
 Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 11:30 a.m. Register Now
 Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 4:00 p.m. Register Now
 Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, 12:30 p.m. Register Now
 Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, 11:00 a.m. Register Now
 Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, 5:00 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

 DATE  LOCATION
 Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

 Westlake
 Doubletree by Hilton
 1100 Crocker Rd.
 Westlake, OH  44145

 Click here to register

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. 

 2015 Fall Retirement Conference Schedule

 DATE  LOCATION
 Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

 Waverly High School
 1 Tiger Dr.
 Waverly, OH 45690

 Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

 Tippecanoe High School
 615 E. Kessler-Cowlesville Rd.
 Tipp City, OH 45371

 Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

 Mansfield High School
 124 N. Linden Rd.
 Mansfield, OH  44906

 Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

 Austintown High School
 4560 Falcon Dr.
 Austintown, OH 44515

 

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.