Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System offers seminars statewide

If you are retiring within the next year, the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System invites you to come to one of its Ready for Retirement seminars.

The MTRS staff will be presenting the popular seminar, Ready for Retirement across the Commonwealth in November and December. Ready for Retirement is a free, optional, two-hour program (4-6 p.m.) designed for members retiring in 2010. The MTRS is reaching out to soon-to-be retirees before the retirement season starts so that when you begin the application process, you will know just what you need to do and when.

Topics include:

  • the retirement application process and the benefit calculation formula,
  • timelines and service expectations,
  • first payment information,
  • health insurance, tax and working after retirement issues,
  • cost-of-living adjustments after you retire, and
  • recent changes to Massachusetts pension law and what they mean for you.

Please note: Personalized account information and pension estimates are not offered during these sessions.

To attend, simply choose the date and location that is best for you, and then register online at least 7 DAYS before your desired program date. The simple online registration form is located at http://www.mass.gov/mtrs/3register/r4r.htm.

CAMBRIDGE, Monday, November 2, MTRS Cambridge office
WOBURN, Monday, November 9, Woburn High School auditorium
HYANNIS, Thursday, November 12, Barnstable High School Knight auditorium
FOXBOROUGH, Tuesday, November 17, Foxborough High School auditorium
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Tuesday, November 17, West Springfield High School auditorium
IPSWICH, Thursday, November 19, Ipswich High School auditorium
AUBURN, Monday, November 23, Auburn High School auditorium
LEE, Monday, November 30, Lee Middle and High School auditorium
CAMBRIDGE, Monday, November 30, MTRS Cambridge office
WEYMOUTH, Thursday, December 3, Weymouth High School auditorium