Let's Meet Up! Next Week on Facebook Live!

Next week Wednesday, October 17th at noon, I am hosting our second Facebook Live. If you missed our last Facebook Live – Click Here.

Tagged Retirement Process, Payout Options, Retirement Application, retirement planning, Facebook Live

Are you covered under LAGERS?

People don't always know the answer to the question,"Who can participate in LAGERS?" Since LAGERS is a defined benefit pension plan and not based on an account balance, certain criteria have to be met in order for you to be able to participate in the plan.

Tagged pensions

Back by Popular Demand: How Do I Increase My Retirement Income?

Tagged Members, Retirees

Why We Millennials Should Care About Our Pensions

 

There are so many reasons not to care about retirement. It's so far away. We have student loans to pay off. We are building a house. We just had a(nother) baby. We want to take a vacation. We want to buy a truck/boat/camper/iPhone, etc. It is so easy for the financial pressures of today to overshadow the financial necessities of tomorrow.

Tagged Millennials, Retirement, Retire, pensions

For LAGERS, Responsible Pension Funding Always Top of Mind

I recently attended a National Public Pension Funding Forum hosted by the National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems, and had the opportunity to hear from many pension fund administrators and experts about the pension funding successes and challenges in the United States.  As funds from across the county continue to work to ensure long term financial stability, one of my biggest takeaways from the event was that even though there are often no easy answers when it comes to pension funding, LAGERS is getting a lot of things right.

Tagged Budget, Sound Funding, Pre-Funding, Funding

From Our Members: Can I Borrow Money from My LAGERS Account?

 

Tagged Borrowing, Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution, 401(k)

Back By Popular Demand - The Significance of Your LAGERS COLA Benefit is Larger Than You Think . . .

This post was originally posted in August of 2017, and has been updated to reflect this year's COLA numbers.

 This year LAGERS retirees will receive a COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) of around 2.87%. This increase will be reflected on October 1st and it means much more than just a slight increase to your monthly benefit. It shows the strength and overall financial security of your LAGERS pension system.

Tagged COLA, Defined Benefit, Funding, Members, Retirees, Retirement, Security

Your Personal Data Security…Priceless

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Tagged Security, cyber security, personal information

2018 Annual Meeting Happenings

If you know Mary Lou Newman-Teel, make sure you congratulate her on winning this year's drawing for free lodging at the annual meeting! And thank you to all who entered by registering for the annual meeting early.

Tagged Annual Meeting, Board of Trustees

Welcome to St. Louis!

 

This year’s LAGERS Annual Meeting is returning to wonderful St. Louis, MO! The hotel hosting the LAGERS Annual Meeting will be the Sheraton Westport Chalet located at the Westport Plaza in a suburb of St. Louis, Maryland Heights, MO. This wonderful hotel accommodates a large variety of meetings, including previous LAGERS Annual Meetings. Click Here for Reservation Information.

Contact LAGERS

1-800-447-4334
M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.