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, Internet Explorer (11 or higher), or Safari (10 or higher).

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.


Start Time

Thursday, May 9, 2019



4:00 p.m.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019



4:00 p.m.


PREP Seminar: Traveling the Path to Retirement

SERS offers PREP seminars for members who are in the early to middle stage of their career. Any member can attend; however, early planning for your future retirement will be most helpful.

The half-day seminar program covers important aspects of retirement planning: pension payment information, health care, Social Security, life transition issues, and financial planning (Ohio Deferred Compensation). There is no registration fee to attend. Space for these meetings is limited, and advance registration is required. Once maximum capacity has been reached, that location will be closed to further registrations.

Dates and locations for next year’s PREP seminars are not yet available.  Please check back in early 2019 for the schedule and more details.



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 will be able to register as well.

Registration is now open for the 2019 spring Retirement Conferences. Please log in to Account Login to register.


The 2019 Retirement Conference Schedule

Meeting Date

Start Time


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Conference begins at 9:30 a.m.


Lima Shawnee High School
3333 Zurmehly Rd
Lima, OH 45806

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Conference begins at 9:30 a.m.


Cincinnati Princeton High School
100 Viking Way
Cincinnati, OH  45246

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Conference begins at 9:30 a.m.


Nordonia High School
8006 S. Bedford Rd
Macedonia, OH 44056

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Conference begins at 9:30 a.m.


Oakwood Middle School
2300 Schneider St NE
Canton, OH 44721

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Conference begins at 9:30 a.m.


Meadowbrook High School
58615 Marietta Rd
Byesville, OH 43723

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Conference begins at 9:30 a.m.


Worthington Kilbourne High School
1499 Hard Rd
Columbus, OH 43235

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.