Pre-Retirement Planning Webinars Winter/Spring 2022

Employees who are at least 50 years of age and eligible to retire within five years may attend these pre-retirement webinars to learn more about retirement planning and the benefits available to State retirees.

DIRECTIONS was developed to assist eligible New York State employees in planning for one of the most challenging and exciting periods in life - retirement. New York State offers its employees pre-retirement planning information through online DIRECTIONS webinars. The webinars, designed for employees who are at least 50 years of age and eligible to retire within five years, provide information on planning and the benefits available to state retirees. Due to the great demand, registration is limited and employees may only attend one time in their career.  When live seminars do safely return, employees who attended these webinars will not be permitted to register and attend the live seminar.

The information and tools that are covered at DIRECTIONS webinars are to provide a better understanding and awareness of:

The benefits available to you with regard to your pension, health insurance, social security, and the Deferred Compensation Program.
How retirement may affect your lifestyle
The resources available to retirees
What is included in comprehensive retirement planning

The DIRECTIONS webinars will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. over the course of two days.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to register for any full session is two weeks prior to the session date. Sessions are filling up quickly.

Session Dates:

  • Webinar Session II: Mar 29 & Mar 30 
  • Webinar Session I:   Apr 5 & Apr 6  
  • Webinar Session II: Apr 19 & Apr 20
  • Webinar Session I: May 3 & May 4 
  • Webinar Session II: May 17 & May 18 
  • Webinar Session III: May 31 & Jun 1
  • Webinar Session I: Jun 14 & Jun 15  
  • Webinar Session II: Jun 28 & Jun 29 

Regular Bi-Weekly Agenda:

Tuesday - Day One

  • 10 - 10:30 am  (Overview of GOER-Work-Life Services) 
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am (NYS Deferred Compensation Program)
  • 11:30 - 11:45 am  (Break)
  • 11:45 am - 1:30 pm (New York & Local Retirement System)

Wednesday - Day Two

  • 10 -10:15 am (Overview of GOER-Work-Life Services) 
  • 10:15 - 11:15 am  (Social Security)
  • 11:15 - 11:30 am (Break)
  • 11:30 am - 1 pm (Health Insurance - NYSHIP) 

To register for any of the above webinars, please contact Tina Bieber at or by calling (585) 395-2126 with your date preferences (first and second choices).  Tina will submit your request and let you know if there is availability.  If available you will receive a WebEx calendar invite from SUNY U-Wide Benefits about a week prior to the session.   

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