SFERS Retirement Webinars

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

SFERS offers seven retirement webinars aimed at helping you achieve your retirement financial goals.

The SFERS New Member Webinar is designed to help members understand what the pension is and how it works. This webinar is 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.

The webinars are presented quarterly via MS Teams from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.  There is no fee to attend the webinar. Space is limited and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to reserve your space for the SFERS New Member webinar. Download our MS Teams Resource Guide to help you prepare for the webinar.

2022 SFERS New Member Webinar Schedule
1/26/2022 4/27/2022 7/27/2022 10/26/2022

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SFERS also offers a six-part retirement planning webinar series designed to assist in your decision-making process as you plan for retirement. A brief description of each webinar is provided below:

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.

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

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

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

Session V – After Retirement
Learn what happens after retirement such as your final benefit calculation, setting up direct deposit, working after Retirement, COLA’s, and survivor benefits

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

The retirement planning webinars are offered one each week over six weeks, as well as two stand-alone sessions for members planning to retire before June 30th.  All webinars are presented via MS Teams, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. You may attend one or all six sessions. There is no fee to attend the webinars. Space is limited and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to reserve your space for the SFERS Ready to Retire webinar(s). Download our MS Teams Resource Guide to help you prepare for the webinar.

2022 SFERS Retirement Webinar Schedule

  Session I:
Path to Retirement
Session II:
Ready to Retire –
5 Yrs. from Retirement
Session III:
Ready to Retire –
1 Yr. from Retirement
Session IV:
The Retirement Application
Session V:
After Retirement
Session VI:
The SFDCP
Pre-Retirement 1/19/2022
Spring 2/2/2022 2/9/2022 2/16/2022 2/23/2022 3/2/2022 3/9/2022
Pre-Retirement 4/20/2022 4/27/2022
Summer 5/11/2022 5/18/2022 5/25/2022 6/1/2022 6/8/2022 6/15/2022
Fall 8/24/2022 8/31/2022 9/7/2022 9/14/2022 9/21/2022 9/28/2022
Winter 11/2/2022 11/9/2022 11/16/2022 11/23/2022 11/30/2022 12/7/2022

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