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Retiring with SERS: What You Need to Know Webinar

Members within one year of retirement can join us for the Retiring with SERS: What You Need to Know 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

Advance registration is required, and each webinar is limited to 75 participants. 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 issues registering, please email us at web@ohsers.org.

 Retiring with SERS: What You Need to Know

 Tuesday, March 24, 2015
 Webinar begins at 2:00 p.m.
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 Thursday, April 16, 2015
 Webinar begins at 11:00 a.m.
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 Wednesday, May 20, 2015
 Webinar begins at 9:00 a.m.
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 Tuesday, June 16, 2015
 Webinar begins at 2:00 p.m.
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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.

Click here to download and print the registration form. Please register early to reserve your spot.

PREP Seminar Schedule

 DATE  LOCATION
 Monday, July 27, 2015

 Cuyahoga Falls
 Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls
 1989 Front St.
 Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221

 Tuesday, July 28, 2015  Beachwood
 Embassy Suites Beachwood/Cleveland
 3775 Park East Dr.
 Beachwood, OH  44122
 Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015  Toledo
 Holiday Inn French Quarter 
 10630 Fremont Pike
 Perrysburg, OH  43551
 Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015  Dayton
 Dayton Marriott
 1414 S. Patterson Blvd.
 Dayton, OH  45409
 Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015  Westlake
 Doubletree by Hilton
 1100 Crocker Rd.
 Westlake, OH  44145
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 or schedule a phone conference. To schedule an appointment, please call toll-free 800-878-5853.01

 

 2015 Spring Retirement Conference Schedule

 DATE  LOCATION

 March 7, 2015

 Toledo
 Owens Community College
 Center for Fine & Performing Arts
 Biniker Dr.
 Toledo, OH  43699
 March 14, 2015  Lima
 Shawnee High School
 3333 Zurmehly Rd.
 Lima, OH  45806
 March 21, 2015  Canton
 Glenoak High School
 1801 Schneider St. NE
 Canton, OH  44721
 March 28, 2015  Cleveland -  Euclid/Lyndhurst
 Brush High School
 4875 Glenlyn Rd.
 Lyndhurst, OH  44124
 April 11, 2015  Cleveland - West
 Brecksville-Broadview Heights  Middle School
 6376 Mill Rd.
 Brecksville, OH  44141
 April 18, 2015  Columbus
 Dublin Coffman High School
 6780 Coffman Rd.
 Dublin, OH  43017
 April 25, 2015  Cincinnati
 Princeton High School
 11137 Chester Rd.
 Cincinnati, OH  45246
 May 9, 2015  Cambridge
 Meadowbrook High School
 58615 Marietta Rd.
 Byesville, OH  43723

 

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.