A walk Through MyLAGERS: A Webinar Recap

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.

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Your Annual Statement: A Great Financial Planning Tool!

The main purpose of your LAGERS benefit is to provide a steady stream of income during your years in retirement.  Knowing what your LAGERS benefit will be, even if it’s not a lot, can help tremendously when you are trying to solve the retirement puzzle.

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Advice from the Experts - Benefit Specialists

We've gathered together some of the best advice we can from the best experts on LAGERS retirement - our benefits specialists! Read on to get some great information on what you need to know about your LAGERS benefit.

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Back By Popular Demand: I Sent My Retirement Application, Now What?

A member recently emailed the following: "I downloaded the Application for Retirement. I will fill it out and send it in, but is there anything else I need to do at this time?"

Luckily, the process for retirement at LAGERS is simple. The member is right in that the first step is to submit the Application for Retirement 30 -90 days prior to when you want to receive your first benefit payment. You can apply online through your myLAGERS account or submit a paper application via mail, email or fax.

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Beneficiaries: Your Wise Choice

We may not know exactly what happens to us when we die, but one thing is for sure: we can be certain who will receive our money once we're gone.

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What Kind, How - and When - To Purchase LAGERS Service

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The myLAGERS Route to Retirement Planning

What is myLAGERS, and why do I need a myLAGERS account?

I recently spoke with a former colleague who told me she was not even 30 years old yet and she has absolutely no interest in talking about or thinking about retirement or planning for her financial future. She did know when she would be vested in her current pension, but she had no idea how a pension works and couldn't tell me anything about her specific employer's plan. "I'll worry about that in a few years." Bottom line, she sounded exactly like me when I was her age, and my current-age self would love to have a "welcome to reality" talk with my younger self. Unfortunately, I was not convincing enough to make my former colleague take action to support her financial future, but she is now, at least, THINKING about it.

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From Our Members: I Sent My Retirement Application, Now What?

A member recently emailed the following: "I downloaded the Application for Retirement. I will fill it out and send it in, but is there anything else I need to do at this time?"

Luckily, the process for retirement at LAGERS is simple. The member is right in that the first step is to download, complete, and return the Application for Retirement 30 -90 days prior to when you want to receive your first benefit payment. However, you should be aware you can apply online through your myLAGERS account. You do not have to use a paper form or standard mail.

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5 Most Common Questions About Your Benefit - Our First Facebook LIVE

On May 23 LAGERS held our first Facebook LIVE event. Assistant Director Jeff Kempker answered the 5 most common questions we get from members on their LAGERS benefit, then answered your questions live. We had a great discussion about pensions and how they contribute to a secure retirement for many and how LAGERS is leading that effort.

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Retirement Planning Doesn’t Have to be Scary! We Can Help.

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