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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.


Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  


Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Phone Counseling

Monday-Friday, 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
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. 

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On-Demand Education
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Whether you’re unable to attend a live education session, or if you’ve attended previously and need a refresher, you can visit IPERS’ On-Demand Education page to review the information covered in IPERS’ presentation at Creating a Secure Retirement and Ready, Set, Retire.

Please note: IPERS strongly suggests that retirees within three to five years of retirement attend a live education session. On-Demand education is not intended to fully replace a live education session.  

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DAS Webinars for State Agency Employees
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These webinars are provided by the Department of Administrative Services and provide information similar to our state employee workshop, Ready, Set, Retire.

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