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SFERS Retirement Webinars

Planning pays! It’s never too late or too early to plan for retirement!

SFERS offers a series of retirement planning webinars aimed at helping you achieve your retirement financial goals. Each webinar is designed to assist in your decision-making process as you travel along your retirement planning journey. A brief description of each webinar is provided below.

The webinars are conveniently offered via MS Teams from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. A schedule of dates is provided below. Registration is open for the Spring and Summer sessions only. You may attend one or all sessions, but you must register for each session individually. To reserve your space, select the link at the end of the description for the webinar you wish to attend. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. There is no fee to attend the webinars.

Download our MS Teams Resource Guide to help you prepare for the webinar.

2024 SFERS Retirement Webinar Schedule

New MemberSession I:
Path to Retirement
Session II:
Ready to Retire
5 Years Until Retirement
Session III:
Ready to Retire
1 Year Until Retirement
Session IV:
The Retirement Application
Session V:
After Retirement
Session VI:
ReciprocityService Purchase

SFERS New Member Webinar
Designed to help members who are early in their career with the City, understand what the pension is and how it works. Open to any SFERS member who wants to learn about the benefits offered under the SFERS pension plan and how to access resources to jump-start the retirement planning process. Reserve your space here

Session I – Path to Retirement
Discover what it means to be “retirement ready”. Learn about your SFERS benefits and how to find the information you need to navigate your retirement journey. Reserve your space here

Session II – 5 Years from Retirement
Review the steps to prepare for retirement, understand how your pension is calculated, and uncover strategies to maximize your retirement income. Reserve your space here

Session III – One Year from Retirement
Find out what you need to do to prepare to retire, the resources available to enhance your pension, the types of Retirement Benefits we offer, and benefits available from partner agencies. Reserve your space here

Session IV – The Retirement Application
In this session we discuss the application process including the retirement counseling appointment, choosing your retirement date, estimating your final benefit, choosing a benefit payment option, taxes, lump-sum vacation payout to the SFDCP, and applying for retiree healthcare, Social Security benefits, and Medicare. Reserve your space here

Session V – After Retirement
Learn what happens after retirement such as your final benefit calculation, setting up direct deposit, working after Retirement, COLAs, and survivor benefits. Reserve your space here

Session VI – The SFDCP
This webinar covers voluntary contributions toward retirement savings, lump-sum vacation rollovers, distribution options, and taxes. Reserve your space here

SFERS Reciprocity
If you are a member of more than one California public retirement system, learn how combining your California public plan service can help you qualify for retirement sooner. Reserve your space here

SFERS Service Purchase
In this webinar, discover how purchasing eligible service can increase your final retirement benefit. Reserve your space here

 Working today for a secure tomorrow. Discover the benefits of SFERS!