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  • The 2023 Education Schedule is Coming Soon

    Nov 15, 2022, 9:32 AM By MOSERS

    We are currently finalizing our 2023 education schedule and anticipate having registration open by mid-December. The schedule includes both in-person seminars and online webinars.

    We have designed our educational programs to help state employees learn information about their benefits as they progress through their career and experience different life events along the way.

    Newer Employees & MOSERS Webinars – Employees can start learning about the state benefits administered by MOSERS, including pension plan features, life insurance, long-term disability, and their personal retirement savings plan options with MO Deferred Comp.

        • For employees who are newer to the state with at least six months but less than five years of service (not yet vested)
        • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
        • Sessions last approximately 1 ½ hours
        • Daytime sessions run from 9:30 a.m. until11:00 a.m.
        • Evening sessions run from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Mid-Career Webinar – Employees can learn how different career and life events may affect their pension benefit.

        • For employees with at least five years of service (vested) and ten or more years until retirement eligibility
        • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
        • Sessions last approximately 2.5 hours
        • Daytime sessions are held from 9:30 a.m. until Noon
        • Evening sessions are held from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

    Ready to Retire Sessions – Employees can learn about the retirement process and how different decisions may impact their pension benefit.

    • For employees within 5 years of retirement eligibility
    • Speakers include MOSERS, MO Deferred Comp, the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan (MCHCP), and the Social Security Administration (SSA).
    • For MSEP/MSEP 2000 members:
      • Full-day webinars are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with a 30 minute lunch break.
      • Full-day seminars are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and include a box lunch.
      • Evening webinars are held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp only.
    • For MSEP 2011 members:
      • Full-day webinars are from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with a 30 minute lunch break.
      • Full-day seminars are from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and include a box lunch

  • From the Education Desk...

    Sep 13, 2022, 9:58 AM By MOSERS

    We have designed our educational programs to help state employees learn information about their benefits as they progress through their career and experience different life events along the way.

    • Newer Employees & MOSERS Webinars – Start learning about the state benefits administered by MOSERS.
      • For employees who are newer to the state with at least six months but less than five years of service (not yet vested)
      • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
      • ONLY ONE daytime session is available for 2022 – October 31, 2022
      • Sessions last approximately 1 ½ hours
    • Mid-Career Webinar – Learn how different career and life events may affect your pension benefit.
      • For employees with at least five years of service (vested) and ten or more years until retirement eligibility
      • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
      • ONLY ONE daytime session is available for 2022  - November 9, 2022
      • Sessions last approximately 2 hours

    Stay up to date and visit our Education page frequently for more information, including schedules and how to register. 


  • MOSERS Ready to Retire Seminars – Fall 2022

    Sep 13, 2022, 9:58 AM By MOSERS

    University Ready to Retire Sessions for FALL 2022 are fast approaching! MOSERS will visit campuses on the following dates and will host one online webinar that is open to all university employees (not campus specific).

    AM sessions are from 9:00 AM until Noon

    PM sessions are from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM

    These sessions are designed for university employees who are within 5 years of retirement eligibility and are either MSEP or MSEP 2000 members. Topics include pension plan features, the retirement process (due dates, etc.), benefit formula, cost-of-living adjustments, and the decisions made during the retirement process, including benefit payment options, BackDROP, and termination and re-employment rules. 

    NOTE: If members were employed by the state of Missouri, for the very first time, on or after January 1, 2011, or if they are a CURP Transfer after 1/1/2021, they are a member of MSEP 2011.

    If you have not already registered, you can do so by logging in to myMOSERS

    Registration closes two weeks before webinars and one week before in-person seminars. Once you have registered, we will send confirmation and reminders.


  • Word on the Street: Attending a Ready to Retire Session

    Aug 16, 2022, 9:55 AM By MOSERS

    True or False: Members must attend a MOSERS a Ready to Retire session before they can retire.

    FALSE!

    While it is not required, we do highly encourage members to attend at least one Ready to Retire in-person seminar or webinar before they retire. They provide members, within 5 years of retirement eligibility, valuable information about their pension benefit, including the decisions they will have to make during the retirement process. We also recommend that members meet with one of our benefit counselors prior to retirement for an in depth look at their benefits and the options they have when applying to retire. 


  • From the Education Desk

    Jul 18, 2022, 11:06 AM By MOSERS

    We recently sent an email to employees within five years of retirement eligibility reminding them to join us for a Ready to Retire session. This is a great opportunity to learn about the decisions they will need to make and to prepare for the retirement process. To accommodate different work schedules, we have both day and evening sessions available. Employees will sign up for a session based on their plan:

    Encourage them to register!

    If you have employees who have registered for an in-person session and are unable to attend, please have them contact MOSERS in advance at (800) 827-1063 to cancel. This will open a seat in the seminar and allow us to provide an accurate headcount to the caterer, venue, etc. Attendees are welcome to bring their spouse/guest with them again! Spouses/guests must be registered to attend.

    If you have employees nearing their retirement eligibility date, please encourage them to register today for a session! As with all of our member education events, HR representatives are also welcome to attend.

    Please contact MOSERSEducation@mosers.org if you have any questions.


  • Welcome Our New Education Supervisor!

    Jun 15, 2022, 10:17 AM By MOSERS

    It is our pleasure to introduce Amber Arnold as our new education supervisor. As a former member of the Phoenix project team and the Benefits section, with more than eight years of service working for MOSERS, Amber is an expert regarding members' benefits and employer relations. You may remember Amber’s name from last September when she presented at Benefits U. Amber will be providing employer training, educational programs to communicate benefit information, and employer procedures simply and accurately as we navigate towards the new pension administration system, Phoenix. We are thrilled to have Amber continue her work with MOSERS in the education supervisor position.


  • From the Education Desk

    Feb 16, 2022, 10:15 AM By MOSERS

    2022 Education Registration is Open!

    We encourage you to remind your employees that we have redesigned our educational programs to help them learn information about their benefits as they progress through their career and experience different life events along the way. 

    Newer Employees & MOSERS Webinars – Start learning about the state benefits administered by MOSERS.

      • For employees who are newer to the state with at least six months but less than five years of service (not yet vested)
      • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
      • Daytime and evening sessions available
      • Sessions last approximately 90 minutes
      • Register via GoTo Webinar for a daytime session or evening session.

    Mid-Career Webinar – Learn how different career and life events may affect your pension benefit.

      • For employees with at least five years of service (vested) and ten or more years until retirement eligibility
      • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
      • Daytime and evening sessions available
      • Sessions last approximately 2 hours
      • Register by following step-by-step instructions for enrolling in a webinar via myMOSERS and GoTo Webinar.

    Ready to Retire Sessions – Learn about the retirement process and how different decisions may impact your pension benefit.

      • For employees within five years of retirement eligibility
      • Speakers include MOSERS, MO Deferred Comp, MCHCP, and Social Security
      • Daytime and evening sessions available
      • Sessions are full-day or part-day or evening depending on the audience

    Download and share our Education Poster with your employees and hang it in your common areas. If possible, we encourage you to allow eLearning credit for your employees attending one of these sessions.

    Stay up to date and visit www.mosers.org/education frequently for more information, including schedules and how to register. 


  • From the Education Desk...

    Jan 18, 2022, 11:22 AM By MOSERS

    Coming Soon and Already Open…

    MOSERS educational programs are designed to help state employees learn information about their benefits as they progress through their careers and experience different life events along the way. Please send your employees our way.

    Registration Now Open

    Newer Employees & MOSERS Webinars – Start learning about the state benefits administered by MOSERS.

      • For employees who are newer to the state with at least six months but less than five years of service (not yet vested)
      • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
      • Daytime and evening sessions available
      • Sessions last approximately 1½ hours

    Registration Opens February 8

    Mid-Career Webinar – Learn how different career and life events may affect your pension benefit.

      • For employees with at least five years of service (vested) and ten or more years until retirement eligibility
      • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
      • Daytime and evening sessions available
      • Sessions last approximately 2 hours

    Registration is OPEN for 2022 Ready to Retire Sessions and they are filling quickly!

    Ready to Retire Sessions – Learn about the retirement process and how different decisions may impact your pension benefit.

      • For employees within five years of retirement eligibility
      • Speakers include MOSERS, MO Deferred Comp, MCHCP, and Social Security
      • Daytime and evening sessions available
      • Sessions are full-day, part-day or evening, depending on the audience

    Download and share our new Education Poster with your employees and hang it in your common areas. If possible we encourage you to allow eLearning credit for your employees attending one of these sessions.

    Stay up to date and visit our Education page frequently for more information including schedules and how to register.


  • From the Education Desk…

    Nov 16, 2021, 8:27 AM By MOSERS

    2022 Education Schedule – Coming Soon!

    We are currently in the process of finalizing our 2022 education schedule and anticipate having registration for Ready to Retire sessions open by mid-December. The schedule includes both in-person seminars and online webinars.


  • Scheduling In-Person Visits

    Aug 16, 2021, 10:43 AM By MOSERS

    Did you know we have several benefit counselors who are available to meet with employees face to face in our Jefferson City office?

    If members have questions about their MOSERS retirement, life insurance, or long-term disability benefits, they can certainly ask those questions over the phone or by email. However, if they prefer, they can schedule an appointment in our office. Counselors are available to assist members from 8:00 a.m. until noon and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our office is open during the noon hour for members who would like to drop off forms, however, we also have a drop box outside our office available 24/7.

    Our benefit counselors can:
    • Print off benefit estimates while you are here
    • Discuss your retirement options
    • Show you how to retire online
    • Personally assist you if you need to submit a claim for life insurance or long-term disability
    • And so much more!
    Please encourage your employees to make an appointment in advance and to see our tips for in person visits.

    If employees would rather meet virtually, instead of in-person, they can just let us know when they contact us to schedule an appointment. We will set it up through GoToMeeting, making it easy to connect one-on-one with a benefit counselor.


  • From the Education Desk

    Jul 14, 2021, 9:36 AM By MOSERS

    Around the end of June, we sent an email to employees within five years of retirement eligibility reminding them to join us for a Ready to Retire session. This is a great opportunity to learn about the decisions they will need to make and to prepare for the retirement process. To accommodate different work schedules, we have both day and evening sessions available. Employees will sign up for a session based upon their plan:

    If you have employees who have registered for an in-person session and are unable to attend, please have them contact MOSERS in advance at (800) 827-1063 to cancel. This will open a seat in the seminar and allow us to provide an accurate headcount to the caterer, venue, etc. We are still requiring social distancing in conference rooms. To ensure sufficient seating for our members, spouses and guests may not attend in-person seminars at this time. However, a spouse or guest is welcome (and encouraged) to attend with the employee in an online webinar.

    If you have employees nearing their retirement eligibility date, please encourage them to register today for a session! As with all of our member education events, HR representatives are also welcome to attend.

    Please contact MOSERSEducation@mosers.org if you have any questions.


  • University Ready to Retire Webinars

    Mar 16, 2021, 11:26 AM By MOSERS

    Spring webinars for university faculty and staff will start in April. If you are a campus HR representative, please check your email for a reminder from us, which includes important information about the webinars along with a promo piece to forward to employees and instructions for enrolling. We will be mailing packets to members who enroll two weeks prior to the webinar date. For those who enroll within two weeks of the webinar date, resources will be available to download during the webinar with the exception of an individualized Benefit Estimate which may be generated online via myMOSERS.

    Visit MSEP/MSEP 2000 University Ready to Retire Sessions for more information and to see the full schedule.

    If you didn’t receive your reminder email, please send us an email at MOSERSEducation@mosers.org and we will send one to you.

    Thank you for helping us promote these sessions for your employees! 


  • From the Education Desk...

    Mar 16, 2021, 12:00 AM By MOSERS

    Education is open!

    We have redesigned our educational programs to help state employees learn information about their benefits as they progress through their career and experience different life events along the way.

    • Newer Employees & MOSERS WebinarsNEW! Start learning about the state benefits administered by MOSERS.
      • For employees who are newer to the state with at least six months but less than five years of service (not yet vested)
      • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
      • Daytime and evening session available
      • Sessions last approximately 1½ hours
    • Mid-Career Webinar – Learn how different career and life events may affect your pension benefit.
      • For employees with at least five years of service (vested) and ten or more years until retirement eligibility
      • Speakers include MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp
      • Daytime and evening sessions available
      • Sessions last approximately 2 hours
    • Ready to Retire Sessions – Learn about the retirement process and how different decisions may impact your pension benefit.
      • For employees within five years of retirement eligibility
      • Speakers include MOSERS, MO Deferred Comp, MCHCP, and Social Security
      • Daytime and evening sessions available
      • Sessions are full-day or part-day or evening depending on the type

    Download and share our  NEW  Education Poster with your employees and hang it in your common areas. If possible, we encourage you to allow eLearning credit for your employees attending one of these sessions.

    Stay up to date and visit www.mosers.org/education  frequently for more information, including schedules and how to register. 


  • From the Education Desk

    Jan 15, 2021, 11:38 AM By MOSERS

    Please share this information with your employees.

    REGISTRATION FOR MID-CAREER WEBINARS NOW OPEN!

    Do you have at least five years of service (vested) and are more than ten years from your first normal retirement eligibility date? If so, then this webinar is for you!

    Agenda: Join us to learn about the employee benefits administered by MOSERS, including pension plan features and how different career and life events may affect your pension benefit. You will also hear from MO Deferred Comp regarding retirement savings plan options and learn valuable strategies for saving money.

    Register: It’s easy! Log in to myMOSERS! Make sure you complete both steps of the registration process:

    1. myMOSERS and
    2. GoTo Webinar (you will find this link on the confirmation page of your myMOSERS enrollment).

    Make sure to select the correct webinar date from the dropdown on the GoTo Webinar registration page; this should be the same date you registered for in the first step. The second step is necessary in order for you to receive the instructions and link to join the webinar.

    Confirmation/Reminder Emails: We will send confirmation to your MOSERS Document Express online mailbox (log in to view and print) as well as reminders leading up to the session. You will also receive confirmation and reminder emails from GoTo Webinar with instructions and the link to join the webinar. These emails contain the MOSERS logo at the top and, in some instances, may end up in your spam folder.  

    MOSERS Mid-Career Education - Find Your Direction Video


    Ready to Retire Sessions are Filling!

    Registration for 2021 Ready to Retire webinars and seminars are filling. If you are within 5 years of retirement eligibility and wish to join us, visit the Education webpage at https://www.mosers.org/education. Select Ready to Retire and then your plan for more information. Register soon to save your spot! 


  • From the Education Desk

    Aug 13, 2020, 1:44 PM By MOSERS

    Mid-Career Webinars

    We have two Mid-Career Webinars left for this year. Webinars include speakers from both MOSERS and MO Deferred Comp and provide information on pension plans, how career and life events may affect pension benefits, and personal retirement savings plan options. They are designed for employees who are vested and are ten or more years from retirement eligibility, but all state employees and human resource representatives are welcome to attend. Please encourage your staff to attend and to register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2533457713669314818.

    Special Request Webinars

    Many agencies and departments are becoming more comfortable with the online environment and we are too! If you would like for MOSERS to present to your employees online, please contact us at Education@mosers.org. We would be happy to set up a date and time for a special online webinar for your employees on any of these topics:

    • New Employee Orientation (NEO-XP) – designed for employees who have approximately six months of service but less than 5 years (not yet vested) – length 45 min to 1 hour.
    • MOSERS & You (Overview of Plans) – designed for all general state employees who wish to learn more about the pension plans and which plan they are in – length 45 min to 1 hour.
    • MOSERS & You (Nearing Retirement) – designed for general state employees who are starting to think about retirement and wondering what type of decisions they will need to make – length 45 min to 1 hour.

    If you have another topic in mind, please let us know!

    COMING SOON - OPEN Ready to Retire (PreRetirement) Webinars

    MOSERS will be adding three new Ready to Retire (PreRetirement) Webinars this fall and they will be OPEN for anyone to register. We will be sending email invites to those employees who are within two years of retirement eligibility but anyone is welcome to attend. Watch for more information coming soon! 


  • PreRetirement Seminars Go Online for the Remainder of 2020

    Jul 15, 2020, 11:10 AM By MOSERS

    We are transitioning MOSERS PreRetirement Seminars into online webinars for the rest of this year. This is due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Starting in August, we will consolidate the number of webinars offered in order to add open webinars this fall (more to come).

    If an employee registered to attend an in-person seminar, they will receive an email invitation with instructions to join an online webinar. The webinar will occur during the same week they were originally scheduled to attend an in-person seminar. We will also send a packet to them in the mail containing several resources. This will include a benefit estimate based on the information they provided when they first registered.

    The general breakdown for the daytime webinars will be:  

    8:30 – 12:00 – MOSERS (includes breaks) 

    12:00 – 12:30 – LUNCH BREAK

    12:30 – 1:20 – MO Deferred Comp (MODC)

    1:30 – 2:20 – Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan (MCHCP)

    2:30 – 3:20 – Social Security Administration (SSA).

    Evening sessions with MOSERS information only will be available on August 12 and September 10. A closed-captioning session will be available on September 15.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding while we navigate this situation. 


  • PreRetirement Seminars Changed to Webinars!

    Jun 17, 2020, 9:34 AM By MOSERS

    We are continuing to transition our in-person seminars to webinars. If you or your employees are registered to attend an in-person seminar in June or July, be sure to check your email for instructions to register for the live online version!

    Our interactive webinars allow members to ask questions and directly communicate with educators. Closed captioning will be available during the June 24 session and we are offering an evening session on July 22. If you are interested in attending either of these sessions, please send an email to Education@mosers.org or call (800) 827-1063 for more information.

    The safety of our members is a top priority. We will continue to evaluate future PreRetirement seminars and give updates to our members. Follow our website for more information.


  • PreRetirement Seminar REMINDER!

    May 14, 2020, 12:13 PM By MOSERS

    Please remind employees that if they are registered to attend an in-person seminar in May or June, be sure to check their email for instructions on how to register for the live online version! Our interactive webinars allow members to ask questions and directly communicate with educators. Closed captioning will be available on certain sessions. If they are interested in attending a session with closed captioning, please advise them to send an email to Education@mosers.org or call (800) 827-1063 for more information. 

    The safety of our members is a top priority. We will continue to evaluate future PreRetirement seminars and give updates to our members. Follow our website for more information.


  • MOSERS' PreRetirement Seminars

    Apr 17, 2020, 12:52 PM By MOSERS

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to transition ALL May PreRetirement Seminars to Webinars. Please watch our website for updates and remind employees to check their emails if they have already registered for a seminar. Additionally, we have made the difficult decision to cancel ALL Coffee Break seminars for retirees for the remainder of 2020. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as our scheduling changes due to the pandemic.

    *Note that the May 14th Webinar has now been moved to May 15th.


  • Word on the Street: Attending a PreRetirement Seminar

    Mar 17, 2020, 3:41 PM By MOSERS

    True or False: Members must attend a MOSERS PreRetirement Seminar before they can retire.

    FALSE!

    While we do highly encourage members to attend at least one Ready to Retire/PreRetirement Seminar before they retire, it is not required. Ready to Retire/PreRetirement Seminars provide members within 5 years of retirement eligibility with valuable information about their pension benefit, including the decisions they will have to make during the retirement process.

    These seminars fill fast! If employees want to attend in 2020, they should enroll now by logging in to myMOSERS and going to Seminar Enrollment



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