Spring Into Learning With Webinars, One-on-One Counseling

February 2024
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Whether you have questions about your plan or want to learn the basics, VRS offers member education resources to help you understand your benefits. Check out these upcoming webinars for Plan 1 and Plan 2 members or view the recordings at your convenience.

In addition, one-on-one counseling options are available to all VRS members virtually, over the phone and in person. Schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Education Sessions for Plan 1 and Plan 2 Members

VRS Overview

Thursday, February 15, 10-11 a.m.

Learn about your benefits as a VRS member. Topics covered will include the value of your benefit, vesting and retirement eligibility. Find out how you can enhance your retirement benefit, as well as other benefits for which you may be eligible.

Hazardous Duty – SPORS

Tuesday, March 12, 2-3 p.m.

This session will answer your questions about the State Police Officers’ Retirement System (SPORS). Learn about the hazardous duty supplement, the multiplier used to calculate your benefit and more.

Your Next Steps

Friday, March 22, 9-10 a.m.

For members who are less than 12 months away from retirement, this webinar walks you through the retirement application process. Topics will include a timeline of action items, an overview of the required online steps or forms, and post-retirement considerations and resources.

Are You Ready to Retire?

Wednesday, April 3, 10-11 a.m.

Considering retiring within the next five years? This presentation will guide you through important retirement decisions such as when to retire, choosing a defined benefit payout, and whether to carry long-term care insurance and optional life insurance into retirement. Other topics will include benefits after retirement and using myVRS to plan for retirement.

Benefit Payout Options

Friday, April 12, 12-1 p.m.

Explore the four different payout options available to you at retirement. You’ll also learn about retirement eligibility and how a benefit is calculated.

Purchase of Prior Service

Monday, May 6, 11-12 p.m.

Discover how to calculate the cost of prior service and initiate a purchase online, as well as the types of prior service that can be purchased and how it affects your retirement benefit.