Mark your calendars! Our City of Tacoma Retirement Seminars were previously scheduled for this spring. We recognize both the importance of these webinars and the crucial need to practice social distancing during this time. So, for health and safety reasons, we will be either postponing or offering a webinar version of the presention(s). Below is an updated schedule. Remember, you can earn 25 points towards your wellness incentive (up to the maximum of 100 points) for attending a presentation and submitting a verification form.
City of Tacoma Retirement Resources Seminar (TERS)
When: Postponed until summer.
For questions in the meantime, please reach out to your Retirement Department (Phone: 253-502-8200; Email: TERSretirement@cityoftacoma.org) and/or Compensation & Benefits Division (Phone: 253-573-2345; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
10 Key Retirement Questions/Healthcare Costs in Retirement
When: LIVE webinar on Thursday, April 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. A registration link will be sent to your City email approximately a week in advance of the presentation.
Jim Reinke from ICMA-RC will explain how transitioning into and through retirement can be rewarding and challenging. He will also help you understand the potential healthcare costs in retirement and how to take meaningful steps to be prepared.
When: LIVE webinar on Thursday, April 30 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. A registration link will be sent to your City email approximately a week in advance of the presentation.
Jenny Stark from Regence will help you gain the knowledge needed to make informed decisions and pick a plan that works best for you when the time comes. You’ll learn about:
- Basics of Social Security
- When you should enroll into Original Medicare Parts A & B
- How to avoid Part B and Part D penalties
- The difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans
- What is the Part D prescription coverage gap (otherwise known as the “donut hole”)
- What you should know if you’re still working and participating in an employer-sponsored plan when you turn 65
- What you need to know if you’re currently participating in a Health Savings Account (HSA) and are, or soon will be, eligible for Medicare
Social Security 101
When: LIVE webinar on Thursday, May 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A registration link will be sent to your City email approximately a week in advance of the presentation.
Kirk Larson is a Washington public affairs representative for the Social Security Administration. He will answer all of your Social Security questions, including (but not limited to):
- When you are eligible to receive retirement benefits
- How early retirement affects your benefits
- How do get the most from your benefit
- What the future of Social Security looks like
We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the “my Social Security” online services prior to this presentation. To do so, go to ssa.gov/myaccount to create an account and print out your Social Security Statement before attending this webinar.
LEOFF II Retirement Resources Seminar (Fire, Police, PPSMA)
When: To be determined. The Wellness Coordinator will send a separate communication to Fire, Police, and PPSMA members once the presenter(s) have decided whether to postpone or record their presentation(s).
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