Seminars and Webinars

TRS Education Mission Statement

The TRS education program communicates, educates and informs members effectively about each person’s own retirement and health care, the available benefits and how plan changes and options impact those. The program allows educators to be knowledgeable about the retirement system and make informed career decisions.

Getting to Know Your Retirement System

A variety of seminars and webinars tailored to different points in an educator’s career are offered by TRS staff. The events take place at various times across the state, but preregistration is required. Descriptions of the various seminars are below.

TRS Orientation

Scheduled as requested.

To help educate members about the retirement system, TRS offers TRS Orientation. TRS will come to a district/school and, based on what is requested, provide a 30-minute to one-hour presentation about the system for members at any point in their careers. (Must have at least 20 members in attendance.) Please ask your school or district office to contact TRS at 800-618-1687 for more information on a TRS Orientation presentation.

New Teachers and TRS

Scheduled by request as a seminar or webinar.

New Teachers and TRS is an overview of TRS and the retirement security its pension provides for educators. Educators with fewer than five years of service will see how career goals impact retirement, covering areas such as the monthly benefit formula, how to avoid service-credit penalties, active member benefits and the importance of staying informed about retirement. Please ask your school or district office to contact TRS at 800-618-1687 about scheduling a seminar or webinar.

Retiring Later  

Upcoming: July 18 in Florence (Holiday Inn).

Preregistration required. Register through Pathway at mss.trs.ky.gov or call TRS at 800-618-1687.

Formerly known as Retirement 101, Retiring Later is for members more than five years from retirement. Session topics include: understanding your defined benefit group retirement plan, retirement eligibility, how to maximize your future retirement benefit, recognizing the value of your sick days and the importance of staying informed about retirement.

Retiring Sooner

Upcoming: To be announced.

Preregistration required. Register through Pathway at mss.trs.ky.gov or call TRS at 800-618-1687.

Formerly known as Preretirement, Retiring Sooner is designed for members eligible to retire within the next five years. Seminar topics include: understanding your defined benefit retirement plan, the retirement process, postretirement employment, health insurance and the importance of staying informed about retirement.

Retiring Sooner or Later

Upcoming: June 28 in Danville (BCTC) and July 11 in Georgetown (Hilton Garden Inn).

Preregistration is required. Register through Pathway at mss.trs.ky.gov or call TRS at 800-618-1687.

A seminar for anyone anywhere on the career spectrum that combines the offerings of the Retiring Sooner and Retiring Later presentations.

TRS On the Road

Upcoming: June 24 in Gilbertsville (Kentucky Dam Village) and Nov. 4 in Corbin (Corbin Center).

Preregistration is required for individual counseling and presentation attendance. Separate registrations for each part are required. Register through Pathway at mss.trs.ky.gov or call TRS at 800 618-1687.

TRS On the Road brings an office visit to your town, allowing members who are within three years of retirement to sit down with TRS counselors and receive individual estimates through 20-minute sessions. TRS On the Road also offers a retirement presentation, which is open to anyone at any point in a career.

Webinars

TRS is now offering webinars of the Retiring Sooner, Retiring Later and New Teachers and TRS seminars. The Retiring Sooner webinar can be tailored to be district or university specific. Webinars can be scheduled at a desired time by request. Districts or organizations can request these webinars by emailing info@trs.ky.gov.

Turning 65 Seminars

Preregistration required. Members about to turn 65 are contacted by mail. Register using this link for in-person seminars or this link for the online webinar.

The Turning 65 Seminars are for members about to turn 65. Many members find turning 65 an overwhelming experience as enrollment in Medicare, the TRS Medicare Eligible Health Plan (MEHP) and Medicare Part D become available. To lessen these concerns, TRS offers a full-blown walk-through presentation – discussing the TRS retiree’s participation in these programs. These presentations are scheduled at different cities throughout the state.  Because of limited seating at certain locations, registration may be limited to only members turning 65.