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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. 

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: In order to participate in the webinar, your computer must have sound capabilities or you will need to call in to listen to the presentation. Please note that you will be prompted to install software from GoToMeeting or upgrade your Java capability. This software is required to view our webinar. GoToMeeting requires that you have installed the latest version of the following browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer (9 or higher), or Safari (6 or higher)

If you experience any technical issues when logging on to the webinar, please visit this GoToMeeting page for assistance.

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

 Wednesday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m.

 Register here

 Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

 Register here
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.

Registration is now open and can be completed using one of the following options: 

  • Logging on to Account Login - click the Events section
  • Calling our office toll-free at 800-878-5853, or
  • Reserving your spot using Eventbrite (links to each seminar are included below).

2017 PREP Seminar Schedule

 Date    Location

 Saturday, November 4, 2017
 Seminar begins at 8:30 a.m.

Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Dr.
Kirtland, OH  44094

Click here to register using Eventbrite.

 Saturday, November 18, 2017
 Seminar begins at 8:30 a.m.

Princeton High School
100 Viking Way
Cincinnati, OH  45246

Click here to register using Eventbrite.

The PREP Seminar originally scheduled for Saturday, October 21 in Avon Lake has been cancelled due to lack of interest. We will be in contact with all previously registered attendees.

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.

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

Unable to attend a Retirement Conference? The information shared at the Conferences is available on our YouTube channel. Click here to watch the entire series.

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

Retirement Conference Schedule

 Date and Time
Location 

Check back this winter for the 2018 schedule. 

 
Can't make it to a meeting? You also can watch the conference presentation in video form.