Retirement Seminars

Become an active participant in your future. Attend a Retirement Planning seminar!

SCERA offers two different seminars: The Path to Retirement, and Planning to Retire. Choose the one that's right for you!  Login to your MySCERA account to enroll.

The Path to Retirement

The path to retirementThis 1-hour seminar is for members in the early- to mid- stage of your career, or if you are more than 5 years away from retirement. 

Topics Covered: 

  • Understanding your plan
  • Membership milestones
  • Calculating your benefit
  • Leaving before retirement
  • Reciprocity
  • How to estimate your own benefit
  • Tools and resources

The Path to Retirement PowerPoint presentation slides can be downloaded here.

The Path to Retirement Seminar Schedule

Planning to Retire

Planning to retireThis 2-hour seminar is for late career members who are within 2 years of retirement. 

Topics Covered: 

  • Understanding your plan
  • Defined benefit vs. defined contribution
  • Eligibility to retire
  • Calculating your benefit
  • Benefit payment options
  • What will your beneficiary get?
  • Reciprocity
  • Ways to increase your benefit
  • How to apply for retirement
  • Your first check
  • Can you go back to work?
  • Tools and resources

If you are retiring within a year please remember attending a seminar is not a requirement prior to retirement. Seminars are informational only. The Planning to Retire PowerPoint presentation slides can also be downloaded here.

The Planning to Retire Seminar Schedule