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WEBINARS FOR EMPLOYEES

This page lists new webinars of interest to employees at all stages of their careers. 
Topics include Solving MBOS Login Issues; PERS/TPAF Retirement Estimates; PERS/TPAF Pension Options;
Submitting an MBOS Retirement Application; or Understanding Your Pension Benefits. 

Looking for detailed Retirement Planning information?
See our Retirement Seminars/Webinars page.

Select a webinar topic and date from the lists below.  Then click the link to open the registration page. All webinars are hosted by GoToMeeting.


Solving MBOS Login Issues

This webinar is designed to assist you in resetting your Member Benefits Online System (MBOS) password or retrieving your Logon ID, and includes easy-to-follow instructions and screen shots of each step. The session also covers how to contact the myNewJersey helpdesk if you forgot the logon ID, forgot the answer to your challenge question, or have changed your e-mail address since you registered your account. The webinar is approximately 15 minutes long and is followed by a brief Q&A period.

Register

Date Time
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 2:30 P.M.
friday, December 8, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Friday, December 29, 2017 11:30 A.M.

 

PERS and TPAF Retirement Estimates

When planning for retirement, you should obtain an Estimate of Retirement Benefits. This webinar is designed to show PERS and TPAF members how to do a retirement estimate using the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS) and the website Long-Range Calculator.  We will produce a sample estimate with pension payment options available to PERS and TPAF members.  This webinar is approximately 15-20 minutes in duration and is followed by a brief Q&A period.

Register

Date Time
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:30 A.M.
Monday, December 4, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Friday, December 8, 2017 9:00 A.M.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:00 A.M.
Thursday, December 28, 2017 1:00 P.M.

 

PERS and TPAF Pension Options

This webinar explains the various pension options for PERS and TPAF members that add financial flexibility when there is a need to provide for others after your death. The options are described in detail so that you can make an informed choice on this very important decision.  We will discuss the different options that are available, who can be named as a beneficiary, the effect each option has on your own monthly benefit, and other important advantages and limitations to consider. This webinar is approximately 20 minutes long and is followed by a brief Q&A period.

Register

Date Time
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:30 A.M.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:00 A.M.
Friday, December 8, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Thursday, December 28, 2017 2:00 P.M.

 

Reviewing a Sample Retirement Application for PERS or TPAF members

By attending this webinar, PERS and TPAF members can be prepared with the information and answers they will need when they submit their retirement application. The presentation reviews sample applications for regular retirement (Service, Early, Veteran, or Deferred) and disability retirement (Ordinary Disability and Accidental Disability). It also includes step-by-step instruction on how to access the application on MBOS and offers a handy retirement-planning worksheet. The webinar is approximately 20 minutes long and is followed by a brief Q&A period 

Register

Date Time
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 1:30 P.M.
Friday, December 8, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Thursday, December 28, 2017 3:00 P.M.

 

Reviewing a Sample Retirement Application for PFRS members


By attending this webinar, PFRS members can be prepared with the answers and information they will need when they submit their retirement application. The presentation reviews sample applications for regular retirement (Service, Special, or Deferred) and disability retirement (Ordinary Disability and Accidental Disability). It also includes step-by-step instruction on how to access the application on MBOS and offers a handy retirement-planning worksheet. The webinar is approximately 20-25 minutes in duration and includes a Q&A period.

Register

Date Time
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:00 A.M.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 2:00 P.M.

 

Understanding Your Pension Benefits

Whether you are a new hire or have been a member of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) or the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF) for a while, this class will give you a basic understanding of your pension benefits.  Topics covered are enrollment criteria, membership tiers, the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS), beneficiary designation, group life insurance coverage, purchasing service credit, pension loans, retirement formulas and types, and withdrawing. This webinar is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes long and includes a Q&A period.

Register for this webinar based on your employer type:

  • State Employees (PERS and TPAF members employed by a N.J. State department, State agency, State Institution, or a N.J. State College/University.) 

  • Local Government Employees (PERS members employed by a city, county, township, municipality, or authority.)
     
  • Local Education Employees (PERS and TPAF members employed by a board of education, charter school, or a community/county college.)

Register - for State Employees

Date Time
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 10:00 A.M.

Register - for Local Government Employees

Date Time
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:00 A.M.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:00 A.M.

Register - for Local Education Employees

Date Time
Friday, November 24, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Friday, December 29, 2017 9:30 A.M.

 
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