Planning for a financially secure retirement is an important task — and one that doesn’t end with the receipt of that first pension benefit payment. The Retiree Series is a three-hour program for retired members with annually changing topics that offer helpful information related to protecting and maximizing your retirement income and savings. Past topics have included Estate Planning, Long-Term Care, Social Security and Investing in Retirement. Meeting topics are presented by guest speakers and STRS Ohio’s Member Education staff.
2018 Topic — Cybersecurity & Identity Theft and Long-Term Care
In 2018, the Retiree Series features a two-part seminar to help you safeguard your personal information and your retirement savings.
Cybersecurity & Identity Theft — The Cybersecurity Help, Information and Protection Program (CHIPP), presented by a representative from the Ohio Attorney General's office, will help attendees learn more about online security and privacy, including the special challenges presented by smartphones and other mobile devices. The speaker will also discuss ways to protect yourself from identity theft and what to do if you become a victim.
Long-Term Care — A representative from Fifth Third Insurance will discuss important considerations and options for long-term care and help you determine personal risks. The speaker will also address the support and limitations of primary and supplemental insurance plans, followed by a detailed look at Medicaid spend-down eligibility rules.
2019 Topic — Estate Planning
This program offers information pertaining to wills and trusts, the probate process, the benefits and dangers of financial powers of attorney, the need for health care directives and the impact of estate taxes. Attendees also learn about Medicaid planning and various health care benefits for veterans.
This program is offered at locations throughout Ohio and advance registration is required. You may register by:
- Logging in to your Online Personal Account and clicking on “Schedule a Meeting” at the top of the page, or
- Calling STRS Ohio toll-free at 888‑227‑7877.
All meetings will be held from 1–4 p.m. and will last no more than 3 hours.