Top LAGERS Blogs of 2018

Time to look back and see what was popular on the blog with our readers. There's a lot of good information in these posts for you about retirement and your LAGERS benefit - that's why they're so popular! Read on for the top 5 LAGERS blogs of 2018.

Tagged COLA, taxes, early retirement, Retirement Process

From Our Members: What happens to my benefit if I change jobs?

A member recently emailed the following: I am currently a vested member and am possibly getting ready to change jobs to an employer that does not have Lagers.  I want to keep my Lagers because I am a vested member, how do I do that?  

Tagged quitting; leaving; terminating; employment, Retirement Benefits, vesting

We’re Not Producing Widgets: Why We Need Great People in Government Jobs

 

We all want to live in communities that are safe, stable and vibrant. This means we need to create towns with solid infrastructure, strong police protection, responsive fire and EMS services, great schools, good parks, and successful businesses. But the essential ingredient to produce great communities is so often overlooked. People make it happen!

Tagged Baby Boomers, pensions, Recruiting, Public service

Don't Forget About the Presents for Your Future Self

During this holiday season, it seems like I'm always thinking about giving to my kids, spouse, parents and other loved ones. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that because that one of the best parts about this time of year. But, when's the last time you thought about giving your self a present?

Only You Know Which Payout Option is Right for You.

When I'm out doing LAGERS Pre-Retirement Seminars and we get to the payout options section, I will inevitably always get the question "Can you help me figure out which payout option I should choose?" from a member of the audience.

Tagged beneficiary; beneficiaries, Option A, Option B, Partial Lump Sum, Payout Options, PLUS, Retirement Options, Retirement Process, beneficary

Back By popular Demand - Let’s talk taxes…

This post, originally published in 2016, still has some great information in it about taxes.

As if winter isn’t dreadful enough for those of us warm-weather lovers, at this time of year another certain unsavory topic is likely to preoccupy our thoughts—taxes. You know, that necessary evil that everyone wishes wasn’t so painful? Since it’s on all our minds though, we thought we’d talk about a few of the common tax issues that come up regarding your LAGERS benefits.

Tagged exemption, 1099, disability, Employers, Members, Retirees, taxes

Announcing: LAGERS Local Government Hero Award

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