Classes

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

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

The Path to Retirement

The path to retirementThis 1-hour class 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
  • SCERA benefits
  • Membership milestones
  • Calculating your benefit
  • Leaving before retirement
  • Reciprocity
  • Divorce/Domestic Partner dissolution
  • How to estimate your own benefit
  • Tools and resources

The Path to Retirement Class Schedule

Planning to Retire

Planning to retireThis 2-hour class is for late career members who are within about 5 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?
  • What about Social Security?
  • Tools and resources

The Planning to Retire Class Schedule

Retirement Planning Takes to the Road

If you have at least 10 people who are interested, SCERA will bring either the 1-hour or 2-hour class to you. For more information call SCERA at 565-8100.

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