Retiring with SERS Webinar

Members within one year of retirement are encouraged to join us for the Retiring with SERS webinar. A webinar is an online seminar where information is presented to an audience via computer. As a participant in the SERS webinar, you will be able to listen to the webinar through your computer speakers and ask questions by typing them on your keyboard.

Webinar Agenda

  • Service Retirement Basics
  • Social Security Offset/Windfall
  • SERS Health Care
  • Retirement Process and What to Expect

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration can be completed by clicking the links below.

After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email that provides instructions on how to connect to the webinar on the day of the event.

PC or Mac System Requirements:

In order to participate in the webinar, your computer must have sound capabilities or you will need to call in to listen to the presentation. Please note that you will be prompted to install software from GoToMeeting or upgrade your Java capability. This software is required to view our webinar. GoToMeeting requires that you have installed the latest version of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge.

You can check your computer’s compatibility using the GoToWebinar System Check.

If you experience any technical issues when logging on to the webinar, please visit this GoToMeeting page for assistance.

If you have any questions or problems registering, please email us at

Retiring with SERS Webinar Schedule

On the GoToWebinar registration page, be sure to select the webinar you want to participate in using the drop-down menu.



Wednesday, October 27, 2021

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Before you sign up, be sure to use the dropdown menu to select the date and time that works best for you.


Building Your Future: Your Toolkit for Retirement

It is never too early to start planning for your retirement.
Not sure how to get started? SERS is here to help.

The half-day presentation is geared toward members who are in the early to middle stage of their career covers important aspects of retirement planning: pension payment information, health care, Social Security, life transition issues, and financial planning (Ohio Deferred Compensation).

These educational meetings have not been scheduled for 2021.

Retirement Conferences

In the spring and fall, SERS holds a series of Saturday meetings in various parts of the state for active and retiring members. Members have the opportunity to ask questions of staff members and learn the latest information on retirement issues.

Although there are question-and-answer opportunities, the conferences do not provide one-on-one counseling. If you wish to receive personal retirement counseling, please make an appointment to meet with one of SERS’ counselors in Columbus. To schedule an appointment, please call toll-free 800-878-5853.

If you are unable to attend an in-person conference, you can watch the conference presentation below or visit our YouTube channel.  You also have the option of participating in an online webinar; scroll to the top of this page for details.

Members within two years of retirement automatically receive notice by mail of the Retirement Conference in their area. All others interested in attending a conference can register as well, using Account Login.


SERS Adding Limited In-Person Counseling Sessions

In accordance with Governor DeWine’s Responsible Restart Ohio plan and guidance, SERS is adding limited in-person counseling sessions by appointment ONLY beginning May 17, 2021. We also are continuing to offer phone and Zoom sessions. If you would like to schedule either an in-person, phone, or Zoom counseling session, please contact SERS toll-free at 800-878-5853.

Our main goal is to keep both our staff and you safe. 

Special Instructions Related to COVID-19 for In-Office Appointments

We do not want you to miss any crucial information, especially if you are planning to retire in the near future. Sign up to participate in an upcoming online webinar, which is designed for members retiring in the next two years. The links to register are at the top of this page.

You can also watch the video series below. These videos are presented at our in-person conferences.

Retirement Conference Presentation


Are you within two years of retirement and unable to attend one of our Retirement Conferences? Watch the videos included in this series to prepare for your retirement with SERS.

Before You Call: Answers to Frequently Asked QuestionsCLICK HERE