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Be confident.

Be informed. Be prepared. Be confident.

How confident do you feel about your finances? How about your retirement? At OPERS, we believe the better informed and prepared you are, the more confident you will be when planning for your future. 

We strive to provide the information and training you need to make sound financial decisions throughout your career in public service, culminating in a rewarding retirement. Whether you are a brand new employee, transitioning between careers or about to retire, OPERS will be with you every step of the way.

The following are brief descriptions of the various educational seminars we provide members and employers. Click on the links below for more information.

Pre-Retirement Seminar

This is our most popular seminar designed for members who are within two years of retirement eligibility. We discuss the steps involved in leaving employment and entering retirement, including your payment options, taxes, and necessary paperwork. A representative from the Employees Group Insurance Division (EGID) will also be present to discuss state insurance.

Retirement Readiness

Are you ready to retire? This new seminar is designed to help you think about retirement earlier and gauge how prepared you are for that next phase in your life. This seminar is most beneficial for members who are about five years away from retirement, as well as those who are in the first few years of retirement.

Financial Fundamentals

This new seminar discusses how to use basic financial planning tools to create good money habits with the goal of becoming better prepared for retirement. This seminar is for members of all ages, but particularly helpful to those in the early to middle stages of their career. The information is great for anyone who needs help setting financial goals, paying down debt, and creating a budget.

SoonerSave 

SoonerSave provides a series of seminars in different locations around the state. Topics include: Approaching Retirement, Asset Allocation, Market Volatility, Investment Fundamentals, Distribution Options and more. For more information, please visit the SoonerSave website at www.soonersave.com

Retirement Coordinator Training 

Each fall, OPERS hosts training sessions around the state for retirement coordinators who represent OPERS participating employers. These training sessions are offered annually to update retirement coordinators with new plan information, law changes, or simply to ask questions and receive updated plan manuals.

Information Seminars

OPERS provides general information seminars for agencies upon request. These informational seminars provide a basic overview of plan participation and benefits and can be customized to meet the needs of the audience. For more information about scheduling an Information Seminar, please contact the Communications Department at (800) 733-9008.

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