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.
APERS has finished our 2020 webinar schedule. We will be posting our 2021 schedule sometime after the first of the year, so stay tuned for updates. Meanwhile, you can determine which type of program you should attend by looking at the descriptions below.
APERS members must register for seminars through the MSS portal. 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.
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.
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.
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.