Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System Ready for Retirement seminars

The MTRS is offering its Ready for Retirement program across the Commonwealth.

According to the MTRS, during this nuts-and-bolts seminar, you will learn what to do—and expect—as you go through the retirement process. This free, optional program is designed specifically for members retiring in 2011, and is held after school, from 4-6 p.m.

The MTRS says it is reaching out to soon-to-be retirees before the retirement season starts so that when they begin the application process, they 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
  • 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.

Register online at least 7 DAYS before your desired program date:

Lee, Monday, November 15, Lee Middle and High School auditorium
Holyoke, Tuesday, November 16, Holyoke High School auditorium
Hyannis, Thursday, November 18, Barnstable High School Knight auditorium
Ipswich, Monday, November 22, Ipswich High School auditorium
Cambridge, Tuesday, November 30, MTRS Cambridge office
Cambridge, Thursday, December 2, MTRS Cambridge office
Foxborough, Tuesday, December 7, Foxborough High School auditorium