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.

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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 3:30 p.m. on the dates shown below. Get ready and register today!

Upcoming Retirement Ready Webinars
Date Topic Registration Link
January 17, 2017 When Can I Retire? The Basics of PSRS Retirement Eligibility Register
February 21, 2017 Get More from your Membership: Reinstating and Purchasing Service with PSRS 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

In-Services

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.

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Seminars

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.

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Counseling at PSRS

Individual Counseling Sessions are scheduled each business day for members who are visiting the PSRS 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.

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Web Counseling

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.

You can register by calling (800) 392-6848 or log in to Web Member Services and select the Counseling and Seminars tab from the navigation menu.

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