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Retiring with PERSI? What’s Next

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!
05/22/20244:00PM ~ 5:30PM MT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersVirtual WorkshopVirtual WorkshopClick Here to Register
05/30/20241:30PM ~ 3:00PM MT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersVirtual WorkshopVirtual WorkshopClick Here to Register
06/05/20249:30AM ~ 11:00AM MT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersVirtual WorkshopVirtual WorkshopClick Here to Register
06/06/202410:00AM ~ 11:30AM PT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersConference Room600 N Thornton St Post Falls, ID 83854Click Here to Register
06/06/20244:00PM ~ 5:30PM PT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersConference Room600 N Thornton St Post Falls, ID 83854Click Here to Register
06/07/20249:00AM ~ 10:30AM PT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersConference Room600 N Thornton St Post Falls, ID 83854Click Here to Register
06/12/20249:00AM ~ 10:30AM MT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersVirtual WorkshopVirtual WorkshopClick Here to Register
06/18/202411:00AM ~ 12:30PM MT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersVirtual WorkshopVirtual WorkshopClick Here to Register
06/26/20244:30PM ~ 6:00PM MT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersVirtual WorkshopVirtual WorkshopClick Here to Register
07/12/20249:00AM ~ 10:30AM MT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersVirtual WorkshopVirtual WorkshopClick Here to Register
07/16/20243:00PM ~ 4:30PM MT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersVirtual WorkshopVirtual WorkshopClick Here to Register
07/24/202410:00AM ~ 11:30AM MT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersVirtual WorkshopVirtual WorkshopClick Here to Register
07/31/202411:00AM ~ 12:30PM MT OPENA workshop for late-career PERSI membersVirtual WorkshopVirtual WorkshopClick 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:

Social Security

https://www.ssa.gov/

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

https://www.medicare.gov/

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)

https://doi.idaho.gov/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!

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