Ready for Retirement seminars announced

The Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System staff will be presenting its Ready for Retirement seminar across the Commonwealth in November and December.

Ready for Retirement is an optional, free, two-hour program (4-6 p.m.) specifically for members retiring in 2008. According to the MTRS, the seminars are a way of reaching out to soon-to-be retirees before the retirement season starts so they will know what they need to do—and when.

Topics include:

  • The retirement application process and the benefit calculation formula
  • Timelines and service expectations
  • First payment information
  • Health insurance, tax and working after retirement issues
  • Cost-of-living adjustments after you retire

The MTRS requests online registration at least seven days before the program you wish to attend: http://www.mass.gov/mtrs/3register/r4r07.htm 

Location Date
Taunton High School auditorium Tues., Oct. 30
Weymouth High School auditorium Thurs., Nov. 1
Holyoke High School auditorium Thurs., Nov. 8
Marlboro High School Little Theater Thurs., Nov. 8
Barnstable High School Knight Auditorium Weds., Nov. 14
Lee High School auditorium Thurs., Nov. 15
Tantasqua High School auditorium, Sturbridge Weds., Nov. 28
MTRS Main Office, Cambridge Weds., Nov. 28
Ipswich High School auditorium Weds., Dec. 12