One-on-one Counseling Appointments

Virtual appointments (video or audio-only) for all active and retired members are available at this time.
Plan 1 & 2 Members Hybrid Plan Members

VRS provides webinars, recorded webinars and classroom sessions for Plan 1 , Plan 2 and Hybrid Retirement Plan members. Look for your plan type when choosing a topic.

VRS provides educational sessions for Plan 1 , Plan 2 and Hybrid Retirement Plan members. Look for your plan type when choosing sessions.

Retirement Planning

Reaching for the Horizon - Life in Retirement

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2, Hybrid Retirement Plan

You've worked hard, and now it's time to enjoy your retirement. With a little planning, you can ensure that you have financial resources for the things you need, and want, to do during retirement. Join this seminar for a discussion on how to turn retirement assets into retirement security, estate planning for everyone and health care in retirement.

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Your Next Steps

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2

This presentation for  current Plan 1 and Plan 2 members  who are fewer than 12 months away from retirement walks you through the retirement application process. Topics include a timeline of action items, an overview of the required forms, post-retirement considerations (such as taxes and COLA) and your VRS resources after retirement..

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Are You on Track?

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2

This presentation for current Plan 1 and Plan 2 members educates you on your VRS membership and the importance of planning now for your future. Topics include an overview of your VRS benefits and optional programs, purchase of prior service and member resources such as our online self-service tool, myVRS.

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Are You Ready to Retire?

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2

This presentation for current Plan 1 and Plan 2 members who are within five years of retirement guides you through important retirement decisions (such as when to retire and selecting a benefit payout option). Other topics include using myVRS and benefits after retirement.

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Starting Point: For Early Career Investors

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2, Hybrid Retirement Plan

When should you start saving for retirement? Now is a good time. As you begin your career, retirement should be something you save for along the way. Join us to learn about designing a budget, why you should start saving now and investing basics.

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Looking Ahead: Prioritizing Saving for Retirement

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2, Hybrid Retirement Plan

It's important to continue saving for retirement mid-career — even when other financial needs crop up. In this seminar, we'll discuss how to ensure that your future remains a priority even when life gets in the way. Join us to learn about designing a budget, why you should start saving now and investing basics.

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Eye on the Prize: Almost There!

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2, Hybrid Retirement Plan

For late-career members, exciting times are ahead as retirement approaches. Make sure the ride is a smooth one. In this webinar, we'll discuss how much retirement will cost, Social Security planning and our ready-to-retire checklist.

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Financial Literacy

5 Steps to Protect Yourself Financially from the Impact of the Coronavirus

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2

Keeping yourself financially safe during this time of uncertainty can definitely be a challenge. Get some practical tips to help you weather this storm from Virginia Credit Union.

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5 Things to Think About When Deciding to Apply for Social Security Retirement Benefits on Facebook

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2

Are you confident about your retirement? Watch this facebook video to discover tips to help you choose what's right for you.

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Benefit Topics

Benefit Payout Options

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2

Did you know there are four payout options to choose from when retiring? Or maybe you're just not sure which payout option to select. Learn the basics of a service retirement: retirement eligibility; how a benefit is calculated; the payout options to choose from.

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Health Insurance Credit

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2, Hybrid Retirement Plan

Health insurance for some tends to be the largest deduction from a retirement benefit. Did you know a portion of your health insurance premiums may be reimbursed to you as a retirement benefit? This webinar will provide information on the Health Insurance Credit. We will talk about who is eligible for this credit, how the credit is calculated and how to apply for it.

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Purchase of Prior Service

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2

Considering purchasing prior service credit but not sure how it will impact your benefit or even if it's worth purchasing? Attend this Hybrid Plan webinar to learn more about the different types of prior service that can be purchased and credited to your service and how it affects your benefit. The webinar explains how to calculate the cost, the different methods of payment to choose from, and how to initiate the process.

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VRS Overview

Plan Type: Plan 1 or Plan 2

This presentation for current Plan 1 and Plan 2 members (hired before January 1, 2014) provides details on your benefits as a member of the Virginia Retirement System. Topics covered will include the value of your benefit, vesting and retirement eligibility and ways to enhance your benefit for retirement.

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 Alert: In-person counseling appointments are temporarily suspended. 

 
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