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Educational Webinars and Events


 

Webinar Calendar

 

Webinars hosted by MPERA (see descriptions below)

October 2020

Celebrate National Retirement Security Month with MPERA by attending a webinar.

Visit: http://mpera.mt.gov/NRSM for the detailed webinar schedule and registration.

November 2020:

Please click the link for the class you want to attend, it will direct you to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  Register in advance for any or all. 

 

Webinars hosted by Empower Retirement (see descriptions below)

Oct – It's “National Retirement Security Month” Click for webinars.

November 2020:

Distribution Options Nov 4 - 11:00 AM

Enroll in Deferred Comp Nov 11 - 11:00 AM

Gen X Retirement Planning Nov 18 - 11:00 AM

December 2020:

Retirement Readiness Dec 2 - 11:00 AM

 

Dec – Winter Break – No webinars – We’ll see you back here in January

 

 

Webinars presented by MPERA

Are you a new employee in the PERS system? - If so, then take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the pension choices. Our education experts will discuss the ins and outs of the Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution plans to help you choose a plan for your future. (30-40 minutes)

Retirement on your radar within the next 5, 10 or 15 years? - If you are a PERS member who is 5, 10 or 15 years away from retirement, this webinar is for you. Now is the time to learn more about the calculation, service purchases and retirement eligibility. Our team of training experts will guide you on path of the retirement process. (45-50 minutes)

(GWPORS)-Steps to Retirement - Are you a Game Wardens and Peace Officers Retirement System member who is ready to retire within the next 5 years? If so, attend our GWPORS-Steps to Retirement presentation to get information you need to make fully informed decisions about; preparing for retirement, retirement eligibility, purchasing service credit, and the retirement process. (45-50 minutes)

(SRS) Steps to Retirement - Are you a Sheriffs Retirement System member who is ready to retire within the next 5 years? If so, attend our SRS-Steps to Retirement presentation to get information you need to make fully informed decisions about; preparing for retirement, retirement eligibility, purchasing service credit, and the retirement process. (45-50 minutes)

Are you a City Police Officer who is ready to retire - Are thinking about retirement in the next 5 years? Attend this webinar to help you make informed decisions about; preparing for retirement, retirement eligibility, purchasing service credit, and the retirement process. (45-50 minutes)

Are you leaving employment and not retiring - Learn more about the options and the advantages of leaving your contributions on account with MPERA.(25-30 minutes)

NEO - New Employee Orientation

Webinars presented by Empower Retirement

Financial Wellness for your Future: What does Financial Wellness mean to you? The way you answer probably depends on many factors. Maybe your motivation is saving to buy your first home. Perhaps you're helping your children through college. Or maybe you're focusing on your own nearing retirement. Whatever your life stage, financial wellness is a must-do!

Retirement Planning for Women: Hi Ladies! Did you know that women face unique challenges when it comes to retirement planning? Join us to explore various ways of overcoming these challenges as you prepare for retirement!

Distribution Options: Know before you go...Whether you’re ready to retire or just taking your career down a new path, let's review your withdrawal options!

Basic Investment Education: What is a diversified portfolio? What is risk vs. return? How conservative or aggressive is your portfolio? Should you be invested in cash, bonds, or equities?  Join us to answer these questions and more when it comes to building a great investment strategy for retirement!

Enroll in Deferred Comp: You hear it whispered in the office break room. You've seen fliers and emails about it. Now find out what Deferred Comp is all about. Join us for a webinar to learn all about your 457b Deferred Comp Plan, why it matters, and how it can help you retire successfully.

Retirement Readiness: There is a lot that goes into assessing your retirement readiness. Retirement readiness is your ability to live the retirement lifestyle you just imagined. Join us to discuss the big picture, the details and additional considerations when it comes to being prepared for your upcoming retirement.

Increase your Contributions: You joined the plan a while ago and started contributing at the minimum rate. You've received a few raises over the years but have never increased your contribution rate. Spend some time with us in this webinar to see how increasing your contributions (even by a small amount) can result in a big difference at retirement!

Market Volatility: Whoa, did you see what happened with the stock market yesterday? Were you expecting that? Check out this webinar to learn why market volatility IS expected and why it’s actually GOOD for your retirement plan.

Financial Setbacks: In this presentation we'll discuss personal and economic setbacks, and what it looks like to move forward in uncertain times.