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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

 Tuesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m.

 Register here

 Wednesday, May 31 at 12:30 p.m.

 Register here

 Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 4:30 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.

Please be sure to register early to reserve your spot.

PREP Seminar - 2017 Schedule TBA 

 PREP Seminars will return later this year. Check back soon for dates, locations, and registration information.
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. 

 2017 Spring Retirement Conference Schedule

Date Location
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Conference begins at 9:30 a.m.

Meadowbrook High School
58615 Marietta Rd.
Byesville, OH  43723

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Conference begins at 9:30 a.m.

Nordonia High School
8006 S. Bedford Rd.
Macedonia, OH  44056

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