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2014 Education Index
Click on the name of the workshop for location, date, time, and registration instructions. All workshops are free of charge.
 
If you need to cancel a registration, please call Customer Service at 888-320-7377 or e-mail PERS.CANCELLATIONS@PERS.STATE.OR.US.
 
Click here for information about parking at PERS headquarters in Tigard.
 

Retiring Within 90 Days
Retiring within 90 days? Would you like to meet individually with a PERS counselor? Schedule a one-on-one Retirement Application Assistance Session (RAAS) with a PERS counselor.

Group Counseling Sessions
One-Year PERS Presentation 
For Tier One and Tier Two members within one year of retirement.

Topics:
* Individual Account Program (IAP)
* Online Member Services
* Retirement eligibility
* Calculating the retirement benefit
* Review of benefit estimate
* Retirement option choices
* Health insurance
* Cost-of-living adjustments
* Taxes
* Review of Retirement Application forms
One-Year PERS Presentation with Financial Planning*
For Tier One and Tier Two members within one year of retirement.

Adds:
* Coordinating PERS benefits with other income sources
* Income and distribution planning
* Investment strategies for retirement
* Planning for changing income and expense needs
* Social Security and Medicare
* Risk Management
Five-Year PERS Presentation
For Tier One and Tier Two members within five years of retirement.

Topics:
* Individual Account Program (IAP)
* Calculating the retirement benefit
* Online Member Services: Benefit Estimate
* Retirement benefit information
* Work after retirement limitations
Five-Year PERS Presentation with Financial Planning*
For Tier One and Tier Two members within five years of retirement.

Adds:
* Coordinating PERS benefits with other income sources
* Income and distribution planning
* Investment strategies for retirement
* Planning for changing income and expense needs
* Social Security and Medicare
* Risk Management
OPSRP Presentation
For members hired on or after August 29, 2003.

Topics:
* OPSRP membership details and benefits
* Retirement eligibility
* Online Member Services
* OPSRP benefit estimate
* Retirement processes
* Individual Account Program (IAP)
* Member resources
OPSRP Presentation with Financial Planning*
For members hired on or after August 29, 2003.

Adds:
* Coordinating PERS benefits with other income sources
* Income and distribution planning
* Investment strategies for retirement
* Planning for changing income and expense needs
* Social Security and Medicare
* Risk Management


*PERS partners with VALIC to provide members with basic financial planning information. The partnership is not an 
  endorsement of VALIC products or services.
 
Mid-Career Presentation
For Tier One and Tier Two members who are more than five years away from retirement.

Topics:
* Individual Account Program (IAP)
* Online Member Services: Benefit Estimate
* Planning for the future
* Understanding your retirement income
OSGP Workshops
Oregon Savings Growth Plan workshops include:

Wealth Builder - Describes what the OSGP is, how it works, and why it is a valuable tool to use to accumulate dollars for retirement. The seminar discusses benefits of tax-deferred investing, OSGP investment options, and enrollment information.
 
Planning & Investing - Helps participants calculate long-term savings goals, review the nine investment options, and create personal investment strategies.
 
How Much Should I Save? helps interested individuals calculate a savings goal based upon current income and estimates of pension, social security, and other retirement investments.
 
Understanding Investments helps participants understand the different types of asset classes to invest in, reviews the nine investment options available in OSGP, and helps participants create personal investment strategies.
 
OSGP Highlights and Enrollment helps interested individuals understand the features and benefits of OSGP and how to complete the enrollment forms.
 
The Retirement Seminar - For participants within five years of retirement or who have severed employment and includes the catch-up provision; pay-out options; IRS requirements; and the impact of new tax laws upon retirees, time frames, and forms completion.

 
Long-Term Care Insurance
Schedule of long-term care informational meetings for 2014. Notice: Pre-registration is not required for a long-term care informational meeting.​