Educational Programs and Counseling
Learn more about your benefits and retirement by meeting with one of our highly trained counselors. Choose the meeting or counseling session that is right for you.
NEW Retirement Ready Webinars
To help make it easy for you to get retirement ready, we offer free webinars on different retirement-related topics. Webinars start at 4:30 p.m. on the dates shown below. Get ready and register today!
|January 17, 2017||When Can I Retire? The Basics of PEERS Retirement Eligibility||Register|
|February 21, 2017||Get More from your Membership: Reinstating and Purchasing Service with PEERS||Register|
|March 21, 2017||Understanding Your Benefit Estimate||Register|
|April 18, 2017||How and When to Apply for Service Retirement||Register|
|May 16, 2017||Working After Retirement: Rules and Reminders to Prevent Lost Benefits||Register|
Would your school or organization like to request a meeting on-site? School officials and organizational leaders who want to request informational or in-service programs about PSRS/PEERS retirement should contact us, or use the meeting request form. These programs are offered free of charge.
Pre-Retirement Planning Seminars are geared to members who are within five years of retirement but all members, as well as their guests, are welcome to attend. Seminars are held throughout the year at various locations across the state. A schedule of seminars is available.
If you are nearing retirement and would like pre-retirement counseling, we recommend that you first attend a Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar. It will provide you with a thorough overview of the issues important at this stage of your retirement planning. Feedback from participants has shown these seminars to be beneficial.
When you attend a seminar, you receive personalized retirement information including benefit estimates based on information you provide when you register.
Counseling at PEERS
Individual Counseling Sessions are scheduled each business day for members who are visiting the PEERS office for a very specific reason (filing forms or applications, making payments for reinstatements or purchases of service), or for those who have a unique situation that would be better addressed with an individual counselor.
Walk-ins are welcome, but we suggest calling the office to make an appointment so that we can prepare a personalized packet of information for you. Call our office at (800) 392-6848 or log in to Web Member Services and select the Counseling and Seminars tab from the navigation menu to schedule an individual counseling session.
Please bring the following items to your counseling session:
- A photo ID to confirm your identity
- A photocopy of your birth certificate to verify your date of birth
- A photocopy of marriage license/certificate if married
- A voided check (if you are filing for retirement)
Addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of beneficiaries may be needed.
Web Counseling Sessions are available to all members who would like to meet one-on-one with a retirement counselor without the drive to Jefferson City. You can attend a web counseling session at any computer with a high-speed internet connection, and a web cam, if you want your counselor to see you during the counseling session. You can see and speak with a counselor and share documents during the session.