PERSI was designed to replace a portion of a member’s income in retirement – not the whole thing. Retiring with PERSI requires planning and careful decision making by you.
PERSI offers educational opportunities to help you understand when you’re eligible to retire with PERSI, what changes when you retire with PERSI, what decisions you’ll have to make at retirement, and importantly – what resources are available to help you get started and work your way through the process. PERSI is continually looking for ways to better serve our members.
The 90-minute “Retiring with PERSI? What’s Next” Workshop is an excellent place to start.
We offer this in-person workshop anywhere in the State of Idaho, where a PERSI employer invites our trainers to present for their staff and answer questions. A virtual alternative opportunity is also available.
Check out the schedule below and register today!
|Date||Time||Status||Description||Location||Street Address||Register Now!|
|12/05/2023||11:00AM ~ 12:30PM MT||FULL||A workshop for late-career PERSI members.||Virtual Workshop||Virtual Workshop||Click Here to Register|
|12/11/2023||9:00AM ~ 10:30AM MT||OPEN||A workshop for late-career PERSI members||Virtual Workshop||Virtual Workshop||Click Here to Register|
|12/14/2023||3:00PM ~ 4:30PM MT||OPEN||A workshop for late-career PERSI members||Virtual Workshop||Virtual Workshop||Click Here to Register|
|12/15/2023||2:00PM ~ 3:30PM MT||OPEN||A workshop for late-career PERSI members||Virtual Workshop||Virtual Workshop||Click Here to Register|
ON-SITE WORKSHOPS ARE POSTED IN THE LOCAL TIMEZONE.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS ARE POSTED IN THE MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE. REGISTRATION WILL NOT WORK IF THE WORKSHOP STATUS IS “FULL”.
Need help? Contact the PERSI Answer Center – 1-800-451-8228
Additional Resources for Retirees
Beyond PERSI, you may have some other things to think about at this point in your career. Here are some extra resources to help you with your retirement security:
If you are eligible for Social Security, choosing when to start receiving Social Security retirement benefits may be an important decision, relative to your overall retirement plan. Go to the Social Security website to learn more about how Social Security works, and how it may affect your retirement.
Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older. You’re first eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months before you turn 65. Medicare offers different options for you to get health care coverage. Go to their website to learn more about Medicare and how it may affect you.
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors is a service under our Idaho Department of Insurance which offers free, unbiased Medicare benefits information and assistance for all Idahoans with Medicare.
SHIBA is Idaho’s provider for the federal network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs).
IMPORTANT NOTE: SHIBA DOES NOT SELL INSURANCE OR RECOMMEND SPECIFIC INSURANCE PRODUCTS.
There is assistance available through workshops, group presentations and personal counseling.
There is information on:
- Being new to Medicare
- Aging tools
- Medicare tools
- Awareness of frauds and complaints
- And even how to save money with Medicare
It can be a lot to take in, and SHIBA is a resource available to you!
Scam Protection – Idaho Attorney General
The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division enforces various consumer laws. These laws protect consumers from unfair or deceptive acts and practices.
The Attorney General seeks to fulfill the responsibilities of the office through public education, voluntary dispute resolution and enforcement of consumer-related laws and rules. By law, the office does not provide legal representation to individual citizens.
Consumer Protection Section online:
- Consumer Alerts are available, like Tax Scams and Robocalls
- There are Consumer Protection Manuals
- A manual covering consumer issues facing older Idahoans
- Information on reported Security Breaches
- And section to File Consumer Complaints
Protect yourself: never give out or share PINs, passwords, or security questions and answers!