Webinars & Seminars for Members

The Division of Pensions & Benefits provides seminars and webinars of interest to members at all stages of their careers. Topics include solving MBOS Login Issues; Retirement Planning; PERS/TPAF Retirement Estimates; PERS/TPAF Pension Options; Submitting an MBOS Retirement Application; and Understanding your Pension Benefits.

Select a topic from the list below; Select a date; then click the link to open the registration page.

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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 email address since you registered your account. The webinar is approximately 15 minutes long and is followed by a brief Q&A period.

Webinars

Date Time
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 P.M.

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.)

Webinars for State Employees

Date Time
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Friday, November 9, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 9:00 A.M.

Webinars for Local Government Employees

Date Time
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 9:30 A.M.
Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:00 A.M.

Webinars for Local Education Employees

Date Time
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Friday, November 9, 2018 10:00 A.M.

DCRP Account Overview for Employees: This seminar is exclusively about the Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP). The session provides information about DCRP eligibility, contributions rates, the investment funds that are available within the DCRP, the Goalmaker investment allocation tool, withdrawals, and the overall rules of the plan. We also take a look at Prudential’s DCRP website and how to process all changes such as adding a beneficiary and processing a withdrawal online. Sessions are approximately 45 minutes in duration and conclude with a question and answer period.

Online Webinars for DCRP Members

Date Time
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 P.M.

Retirement Planning seminars and webinars take a step-by-step approach to the retirement process and explain what happens after you submit your application. We explain your benefits, survivor options, group life insurance, loan repayment provisions, and the taxability of your pension. There is also a brief discussion of your health benefits coverage in retirement. The classroom session is approximately 3 hours in duration. The webinar is 1 ½ - 2 hours in duration. Both sessions include a Q&A period.

The sessions listed below are for members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF).

The Division also offers an Online Guide to Retirement.

Note: Members applying for ordinary disability or accidental disability retirement should schedule an individual appointment for disability retirement counseling.

Classroom Seminars for PERS and TPAF members

Date Time Location
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:00 A.M. Union County Community College – Elizabeth
Thursday, September 20, 2008 10:00 A.M. Monmouth County Fire Academy – Freehold
Friday, September 21, 2018 10:00 A.M. Raritan Valley Community College – Branchburg
Monday, September 24, 2018 10:30 A.M. Cherry Hill Public Library – Cherry Hill
Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 A.M. Ocean County Library – Toms River
Friday, September 28, 2018 9:00 A.M. Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex – Trenton
Monday, October 1, 2018 9:00 A.M. Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex – Trenton
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:30 A.M. Cherry Hill Public Library – Cherry Hill
Friday, October 19, 2018 10:00 A.M. Raritan Valley Community College – Branchburg
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 10:00 A.M. Morris County Public Safety Training Academy – Morristown
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 10:00 A.M. Camden County Community College – Blackwood

Online Webinars for PERS and TPAF Members

Date Time
Friday, September 14, 2018 9:30 A.M.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Friday, November 23, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Monday, December 31, 2018 10:00 A.M.

Retirement Planning seminars and webinars take a step-by-step approach to the retirement process and explain what happens after you submit your application. We explain your benefits, survivor options, group life insurance, loan repayment provisions, and the taxability of your pension. There is also a brief discussion of your health benefits coverage in retirement. The classroom session is approximately 3 hours in duration. The webinar is 1 ½ - 2 hours in duration. Both sessions include a Q&A period.

The sessions listed below are for members of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS).

The Division also offers an Online Guide to Retirement.

Note: Members applying for ordinary disability or accidental disability retirement should schedule an individual appointment for disability retirement counseling.

Classroom Seminars for PFRS members

Date Time Location
Friday, October 5, 2018 9:00 A.M. Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex – Trenton

Online Webinars for PFRS Members

Date Time
Friday, September 28, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:00 A.M.

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.

Webinars

Date Time
Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 12:00 P.M.

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.

Webinars

Date Time
Thursday, September 27, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 P.M.

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

Webinars

Date Time
Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Friday, September 28, 2018 9:00 A.M.

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.

Webinars

Date Time
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 9:00 A.M.

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