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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
Reemployment
Social Security Offset/Windfall
SERS Health Care
Completing Your Application for Service Retirement
The Retirement Process

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

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Webinar begins at 11:00 a.m.

Click here to register.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Webinar begins at 1:00 p.m.

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PREP (Pre-Retirement Educational Program) Seminars

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.

 

PREP Seminars will return in summer 2015

 

 

 

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 gain the latest information on retirement affairs.

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.

The schedule will be posted below when available. Special notices also will be posted on school bulletin boards.

Although there is a question-and-answer period, 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 866-280-7377.01

 

Retirement Conference Schedule - Check back in 2015 for locations and dates

 

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.