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The road to retirement takes planning and preparation. That’s why IPERS offers members several opportunities for education ranging from individual counseling to workshops. No matter what you choose, we are here to help you understand your benefits and plan for a secure retirement.

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Individual Counseling
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IPERS offers several options for one-on-one retirement counseling, so you  can choose the option that best suits you. Call 800-622-3849 or log in to My Account to schedule your appointment.

In-Person Counseling

IPERS prefers that you make an appointment for in-person counseling so you can receive services as quickly as possible.

Appointment

Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Walk-In

Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Phone Counseling

Weekdays, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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Education Counseling
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As you prepare for retirement, you may want to attend one of these workshops to help you understand the IPERS plan. 

Creating a Secure Retirement: The 3-Part Solution
Ideal for all IPERS members within five years of retirement.

This full-day, three-part workshop brings together everything you need to know about Social Security, Medicare, IPERS and personal savings.

Ready, Set, Retire
Ideal for state agency employees within five years of retirement.

This full-day workshop provides a broad range of information about the Retirement Investors' Club (RIC), Social Security, SHIIP (Medicare), IPERS and continuing insurance benefits at retirement/SLIP. NOTE: This workshop is only available for employees of the state of Iowa who are eligible for the SLIP program.

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On-Demand Education
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We understand not everyone can attend a scheduled workshop or presentation. You can watch these resources at a time that works best for you.

Understanding Your IPERS Benefits | Completing Your Retirement Application

This video walks you through the retirement application step by step. Watch this video to get answers to your questions so you can send the application to IPERS with confidence.

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DAS Webinars for State Agency Employees
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Not able to attend a Ready, Set, Retire workshop? These resources from the Department of Administrative Services share much of the same information.

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