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NOTE: APERS is continuously monitoring the ongoing developments and health service recommendations in regards to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  In response we have suspended in-person seminars.  Member education is still a high priority, so we have switched to webinars using the Zoom platform.  

Setting up Zoom Instructions can be found here.

Webinar Schedule

Click here to view or download the current schedule for Zoom webinars in 2021 (we will continue adding dates as they are scheduled).


Webinar Registration

APERS members must register for seminars through the MSS portal. Your invitation to join the Zoom webinar you choose will be sent to the email adress we have on file for you two business days prior to the webinar.

If you have not activated your account, you will need to register and create a username and password.  Also, be aware that if your account is dormant (no logins) for one year it is automatically deactivated and you will need to call us at (501) 682-7800 or (800) 682-7377 to reactivate it. For questions about seminars or problems registering, call APERS Educational Outreach at (501) 682-7806.

Click here for instructions on creating your MSS account.

Click here for instructions on registering for a seminar in the MSS portal.


Program Description

 New Member Seminar

As a new member of the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System you may have a lot of questions about the system.  How it works and what you can expect from APERS over the course of your career.  Common questions from new members are often about how they earn a benefit, how much will that benefit be, and when can they retire, to name just a few. The New Member webinar is designed to be an introduction to APERS as well as provide general information about the system.

Due to limited capacity, we encourage you to register early.  

Click here to login to MSS and register for a seminar

 

 Road to Retirement Seminar

The Retirement Seminar is for any APERS member who is vested for benefits and wants to know more about the retirement system and understand what benefits and options are available as you approach retirement.  You will receive information about reciprocity, service credit purchases, the benefit formula, and retirement eligibility.

A Social Security represesentative will be in attendance (unless otherwise indicated on the schedule). The Social Security representative will provide an overview of Retirement and Survivors insurance, working while receiving benefits, taxations of benefits and Medicare.

Due to limited capacity, we encourage you to register early.  

Click here to login to MSS and register for a seminar

 

Retirement Readiness Workshop

The Retirement Workshop is for any APERS member who is within one (1) year of retirement and has questions about the retirement process.  Workshop attendees will receive an estimate during this session.  Due to limited capacity, we encourage you to register early.

Click here to login to MSS and register for a seminar

 

 DROP Entry Workshop

The DROP Entry Workshop is for any APERS member who has interest in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) and will have at least 27 years actual service at the time of the session. You will receive information about DROP eligibility, annuity options, and beneficiary designation.  We will also provide each registered attendee with an estimate and information about PAW (Partial Annuity Withdrawal).  Due to limited capacity, we encourage you to register early.

Click here to login to MSS and register for a seminar

 

 DROP Exit Workshop

The DROP Exit Workshop is for any APERS member who is currently in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) and has questions about the exit process.  Attendees should be within one year of exiting the DROP.  Each registered attendee will receive an updated DROP projection and information about distribution options.

Click here to login to MSS and register for a seminar

Arkansas public employees retirement system

Here you will find information based on your role in our system, whether you are an active member, near retirement, a retired member or an APERS participating employer.