University Human Resources is offering zoom workshops on “Retiring from the State Employees’ Retirement System” through Workplace Learning & Development (https://www.umass.edu/wld/workshops). These meetings cover the:
- MA State Employees’ Retirement System (MSERS): pension options, retirement application, MA State Retirement Board retirement checklist and application process
- Impact of retirement on benefits including information in the MA Group Insurance Commission (GIC) Retiree Benefit Decision Guide
- MSERS retirement frequently asked questions
- The GIC Employment Status Change Form (Form 1a) that those retiring must submit either online through MyGICLink or hard-copy through UMass Amherst Human Resources
Please consider registering for one of the workshops if receiving the information linked above in a zoom format might be of assistance to you.
Note: you may wish to contact the MA State Retirement Board to obtain a pension estimate for financial planning purposes. The Board can be reached via telephone at 617.367.7770 or e-mail at email@example.com. The Board also offers an online pension estimator which is helpful when considering the impact of different retirement dates on a pension.