One of the common misunderstandings of your LAGERS benefit is that you must work with your employer until retirement to receive a monthly benefit. Your LAGERS benefit is more portable than you may think, and whether you plan to be a career local government employee in Missouri or plan to move on in the future, you have many options for taking your LAGERS benefit with you throughout your career.
Last month, LAGERS Assistant Executive Director of Operations gave us a walk through myLAGERS. In case you don’t know, myLAGERS is online access to your LAGERS benefit information. It is a robust online tool that allows you to update your information, complete benefit estimates and apply for retirement. For a tutorial for some of the key features of the system, view the recording of the webinar.
This week, Missouri is celebrating Local Government Week. Outside of a high school civics class, many of us probably don’t give much thought to the role local governments play in our daily lives. And while it is easy to go about our days taking for granted many of the things local government makes possible, can you image what the world would look like without it?