Office of Retirement Services 


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This is an on-demand online event. Click the link on the online confirmation page or in the confirmation email to access the content. Bookmark the link in case you need to access the content later.

Planning Your Retirement Online Workshop for Public School Employees

The online Planning Your Retirement workshop is designed for Michigan public school employees in the defined benefit pension plan first hired before July 1, 2010, who are within five years of retirement. It is best for you to register using a personal email address. Security protocols on some email clients may prevent the receipt of a confirmation email containing a link to the online content.

As you’re nearing the end of your career as a Michigan public school employee, your retirement plan is more important than ever. Now is the time to evaluate your plan to ensure a smooth transition into retirement. Michigan Office of Retirement Services (ORS) representatives prepared online content that you can access in the Planning Your Retirement workshop. This workshop contains the same content our onsite meetings. We will not be offering any  onsite workshops during 2020 and into 2021.

Before you view the online, on-demand workshop, you’ll be prompted to download a workbook and and other handouts about:

  • Meeting eligibility requirements.
  • Picking your pension payment option.
  • Deciding on insurance.
  • Reviewing your plans, choosing a retirement date, and applying for retirement.
  • Adjusting to retirement.

To prepare for this on-demand workshop and to aid in your retirement planning, we encourage you to create a pension estimate in miAccount. Your pension estimate contains essential information you’ll want at your fingertips during the workshop: your benefit structure, your retirement insurance plan, and your pension payment options.  

After viewing this on-demand workshop, you’ll feel more confident, in control, and ready for the next steps in your retirement journey.