Thursday, June 20, 2019

MERS Events

Whether you're close to retirement, looking for ways to save your municipality money or much more, we have events to suit your needs.

 

Upcoming Events List

A Look Behind the Scenes of Your Retirement Plan

Date: 6/20/2019 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue: Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS)
City: Lansing

Description: Note: This event is now full. Join MERS at our Lansing office for a behind the scenes look at the people and best practices behind ensuring the sustainability of your Defined Benefit retirement plan. Meet MERS leadership and staff to learn how our teams work together to provide you and your employees with superior value. Read More »

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Webinar - Health Care in Retirement

Date: 6/26/2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue: Quick Bite Webinar
City: Online

Description: Health care costs are one of the biggest expenses in retirement. Do you know your options? During this Quick Bite webinar, we will provide an overview of Medicare and the benefit options you'll have in retirement. We'll talk about the costs associated with Medicare and provide you with resources to help you get more information. We'll also highlight the MERS Retiree Health Care Exchange and talk about how you can use the MERS Health Care Savings Program in tandem to assist with premium costs. If you are nearing retirement and have questions about your health care options post-employment, mark your calendar to view this session. Read More »

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A Look Ahead at Defined Benefit Retirement Plans

Date: 7/9/2019 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue: Charlevoix County
City: Charlevoix

Description: With a focus on the MERS Defined Benefit Plan, MERS CEO Chris DeRose will lead this roundtable discussion, which will review the recent changes to economic assumptions, including the investment return and wage inflation assumptions. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the impacts of these assumption changes and discuss actions that can be taken now to prepare. You'll have a chance to ask questions and share your feedback with MERS leadership and your peers. Read More »

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Facebook Live - Estate Planning Q&A

Date: 7/9/2019 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue: Facebook Live
City: Online

Description: Wills, trusts, powers of attorney — what do all these things mean? No question, estate-planning jargon, and the process to create a plan, can be confusing. During this Facebook Live event, an estate planning expert will walk you through important terms and the steps you should take to create an estate plan that protects your family. You'll get insight into what the goals of creating your plan might be and some of the available tools you can use to accomplish them. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, so be sure to tune in when we go live! Read More »

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Webinar - Basics of Investing (Part 1 of 3)

Date: 7/25/2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue: Quick Bite Webinar
City: Online

Description: You don't have to be a stock market wiz to put an investment strategy in place. This webinar will explain investing concepts in plain English and provide practical ways to help you invest with confidence. Read More »

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MERS CEO Meeting

Date: 7/31/2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Venue: SEMCOG
City: Detroit

Description: At MERS we are committed to delivering superior value by proactively partnering with you to meet your workforce and financial needs. Please join MERS CEO Chris DeRose for a conversation about what's happening at MERS and how it affects you as a MERS member. This informal discussion is a great opportunity to provide MERS leadership with the important feedback that will help us better serve you. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Taking Steps Towards Financial Security - Investment Basics & Saving Options

Date: 7/31/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Alpena County
City: Alpena

Description: Depending on your financial goals in retirement, it may be necessary for you and your spouse to consider supplemental retirement plan options. In this session, we'll explore your retirement savings choices and help you add security to your retirement plan. Another important component to financial security is ensuring your investments are allocated correctly to help you reach your retirement goals. We'll walk through some investment basics and provide tips to help you evaluate your current investment line-up. Finally, we'll put it all together by highlighting a tool all MERS participants have access to - the Full Picture report builder. You'll learn how this resource utilizes your retirement and investment information to provide a customized retirement readiness plan based on your goals. Read More »

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A Look Ahead at Defined Benefit Retirement Plans

Date: 8/7/2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Venue: Marquette Township
City: Marquette

Description: With a focus on the MERS Defined Benefit Plan, MERS CEO Chris DeRose will lead this roundtable discussion, which will review the recent changes to economic assumptions, including the investment return and wage inflation assumptions. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the impacts of these assumption changes and discuss actions that can be taken now to prepare. You'll have a chance to ask questions and share your feedback with MERS leadership and your peers. Read More »

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Morning Break with MERS

Date: 8/8/2019 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Venue: The Tyden Center
City: Hastings

Description: MERS wants to hear from you! As your partner in providing retirement and other post-employment benefits, we are committed to understanding your needs. Please join your Regional Manager for coffee and a brief update on what's happening at MERS, followed by a roundtable discussion on the hot topics that are important to you and your peers. Read More »

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Webinar - Making Your Money Work for You (Part 2 of 3)

Date: 8/8/2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue: Quick Bite Webinar
City: Online

Description: When it comes to saving and investing for retirement, there are many questions to consider. How much should you save and how should those savings be invested? Should your strategy change as your life circumstances change? What is your risk tolerance level when investing? This session will address those very questions as well as help you better understand some concepts such as riding out market volatility and determining an asset allocation that meets your needs. If you have at least five more working years ahead of you, you'll find the information offered in this webinar important and useful when developing or modifying your retirement savings strategy. Read More »

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MERS CEO Meeting

Date: 8/13/2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Venue: Carnegie Library
City: Jackson

Description: At MERS we are committed to delivering superior value by proactively partnering with you to meet your workforce and financial needs. Please join MERS CEO Chris DeRose for a conversation about what's happening at MERS and how it affects you as a MERS member. This informal discussion is a great opportunity to provide MERS leadership with the important feedback that will help us better serve you. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Taking Steps Towards Financial Security - Investment Basics & Saving Options

Date: 8/13/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Oshtemo Charter Township Hall
City: Kalamazoo

Description: Depending on your financial goals in retirement, it may be necessary for you and your spouse to consider supplemental retirement plan options. In this session, we'll explore your retirement savings choices and help you add security to your retirement plan. Another important component to financial security is ensuring your investments are allocated correctly to help you reach your retirement goals. We'll walk through some investment basics and provide tips to help you evaluate your current investment line-up. Finally, we'll put it all together by highlighting a tool all MERS participants have access to - the Full Picture report builder. You'll learn how this resource utilizes your retirement and investment information to provide a customized retirement readiness plan based on your goals. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Taking Steps Towards Financial Security - Investment Basics & Saving Options

Date: 8/20/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Tuscola County Medical Care Facility
City: Caro

Description: Depending on your financial goals in retirement, it may be necessary for you and your spouse to consider supplemental retirement plan options. In this session, we'll explore your retirement savings choices and help you add security to your retirement plan. Another important component to financial security is ensuring your investments are allocated correctly to help you reach your retirement goals. We'll walk through some investment basics and provide tips to help you evaluate your current investment line-up. Finally, we'll put it all together by highlighting a tool all MERS participants have access to - the Full Picture report builder. You'll learn how this resource utilizes your retirement and investment information to provide a customized retirement readiness plan based on your goals. Read More »

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Morning Break with MERS

Date: 8/22/2019 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue: Oxford Fire Department
City: Oxford

Description: MERS wants to hear from you! As your partner in providing retirement and other post-employment benefits, we are committed to understanding your needs. Please join your Regional Manager for coffee and a brief update on what's happening at MERS, followed by a roundtable discussion on the hot topics that are important to you and your peers. Read More »

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Morning Break with MERS

Date: 8/27/2019 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue: City of Ludington
City: Ludington

Description: MERS wants to hear from you! As your partner in providing retirement and other post-employment benefits, we are committed to understanding your needs. Please join your Regional Manager for coffee and a brief update on what's happening at MERS, followed by a roundtable discussion on the hot topics that are important to you and your peers. Read More »

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MERS CEO Meeting

Date: 8/27/2019 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue: Fenton Community and Cultural Center
City: Fenton

Description: At MERS we are committed to delivering superior value by proactively partnering with you to meet your workforce and financial needs. Please join MERS CEO Chris DeRose for a conversation about what's happening at MERS and how it affects you as a MERS member. This informal discussion is a great opportunity to provide MERS leadership with the important feedback that will help us better serve you. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Taking Steps Towards Financial Security - Investment Basics & Saving Options

Date: 9/11/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Saginaw City Hall
City: Saginaw

Description: Depending on your financial goals in retirement, it may be necessary for you and your spouse to consider supplemental retirement plan options. In this session, we'll explore your retirement savings choices and help you add security to your retirement plan. Another important component to financial security is ensuring your investments are allocated correctly to help you reach your retirement goals. We'll walk through some investment basics and provide tips to help you evaluate your current investment line-up. Finally, we'll put it all together by highlighting a tool all MERS participants have access to - the Full Picture report builder. You'll learn how this resource utilizes your retirement and investment information to provide a customized retirement readiness plan based on your goals. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Taking Steps Towards Financial Security - Investment Basics & Saving Options

Date: 9/12/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Marquette Township
City: Marquette

Description: Depending on your financial goals in retirement, it may be necessary for you and your spouse to consider supplemental retirement plan options. In this session, we'll explore your retirement savings choices and help you add security to your retirement plan. Another important component to financial security is ensuring your investments are allocated correctly to help you reach your retirement goals. We'll walk through some investment basics and provide tips to help you evaluate your current investment line-up. Finally, we'll put it all together by highlighting a tool all MERS participants have access to - the Full Picture report builder. You'll learn how this resource utilizes your retirement and investment information to provide a customized retirement readiness plan based on your goals. Read More »

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Webinar - Managing & Monitoring Your Portfolio (Part 3 of 3)

Date: 9/17/2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Venue: Quick Bite Webinar
City: Online

Description: Wondering if your investments are on track to meet your goals? During this webinar, we'll walk through the resources MERS makes available to you, like what to look for in your quarterly statements and the investment fund sheets as well as how to make investment changes in your myMERS account. These resources may help you feel confident in your ability to align your investments with your retirement needs. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Taking Steps Towards Financial Security - Investment Basics & Saving Options

Date: 9/19/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Summit on The Park/Canton Township
City: Canton

Description: Depending on your financial goals in retirement, it may be necessary for you and your spouse to consider supplemental retirement plan options. In this session, we'll explore your retirement savings choices and help you add security to your retirement plan. Another important component to financial security is ensuring your investments are allocated correctly to help you reach your retirement goals. We'll walk through some investment basics and provide tips to help you evaluate your current investment line-up. Finally, we'll put it all together by highlighting a tool all MERS participants have access to - the Full Picture report builder. You'll learn how this resource utilizes your retirement and investment information to provide a customized retirement readiness plan based on your goals. Read More »

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Morning Break with MERS

Date: 9/24/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue: Schoolcraft County Road Commission
City: Manistique

Description: MERS wants to hear from you! As your partner in providing retirement and other post-employment benefits, we are committed to understanding your needs. Please join your Regional Manager for coffee and a brief update on what's happening at MERS, followed by a roundtable discussion on the hot topics that are important to you and your peers. Read More »

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MERS 73rd Annual Conference - 2019

Date: 10/3/2019 8:00 AM - 10/4/2019 6:00 PM

Venue: Grand Traverse Resort
City: Acme

Description: Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, MI Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Ready to Retire: An Overview of the DB Retirement Process with Social Security &

Date: 10/9/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: City of Bay City
City: Bay City

Description: Do you have questions about the MERS Defined Benefit retirement process? Join us for this free Pizza & Planning event as we review the steps you should take now to prepare for your retirement. We'll review the process of applying for retirement from MERS and some common questions people have as they retire. Additionally we'll provide some resources to help you better understand your Social Security and Medicare options. Read More »

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Morning Break with MERS

Date: 10/10/2019 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue: Huron County
City: Bad Axe

Description: MERS wants to hear from you! As your partner in providing retirement and other post-employment benefits, we are committed to understanding your needs. Please join your Regional Manager for coffee and a brief update on what's happening at MERS, followed by a roundtable discussion on the hot topics that are important to you and your peers. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Ready to Retire: Overview of DB Retirement Process, Social Security, & Medicare

Date: 10/15/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Fillmore Complex
City: West Olive

Description: Do you have questions about the MERS Defined Benefit retirement process? Join us for this free Pizza & Planning event as we review the steps you should take now to prepare for your retirement. We'll review the process of applying for retirement from MERS and some common questions people have as they retire. Additionally we'll provide some resources to help you better understand your Social Security and Medicare options. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Ready to Retire: An Overview of the DB Retirement Process with Social Security &

Date: 10/15/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue:
City: Gaylord

Description: Do you have questions about the MERS Defined Benefit retirement process? Join us for this free Pizza & Planning event as we review the steps you should take now to prepare for your retirement. We'll review the process of applying for retirement from MERS and some common questions people have as they retire. Additionally we'll provide some resources to help you better understand your Social Security and Medicare options. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Ready to Retire: An Overview of the DB Retirement Process with Social Security &

Date: 10/17/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
City: Midland

Description: Do you have questions about the MERS Defined Benefit retirement process? Join us for this free Pizza & Planning event as we review the steps you should take now to prepare for your retirement. We'll review the process of applying for retirement from MERS and some common questions people have as they retire. Additionally we'll provide some resources to help you better understand your Social Security and Medicare options. Read More »

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Facebook Live - Medicare Q&A

Date: 10/22/2019 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue: Facebook Live
City: Online

Description: Depending on your location, age and current coverage, there are many Medicare options that may be available to you. During this Facebook Live event, you'll learn about the various Medicare options and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions your questions live. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Ready to Retire: An Overview of the DB Retirement Process with Social Security &

Date: 10/22/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority Building
City: Ypsilanti

Description: Do you have questions about the MERS Defined Benefit retirement process? Join us for this free Pizza & Planning event as we review the steps you should take now to prepare for your retirement. We'll review the process of applying for retirement from MERS and some common questions people have as they retire. Additionally we'll provide some resources to help you better understand your Social Security and Medicare options. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Ready to Retire: An Overview of the DB Retirement Process with Social Security &

Date: 10/22/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Manistique Community Building
City: Manistique

Description: Do you have questions about the MERS Defined Benefit retirement process? Join us for this free Pizza & Planning event as we review the steps you should take now to prepare for your retirement. We'll review the process of applying for retirement from MERS and some common questions people have as they retire. Additionally we'll provide some resources to help you better understand your Social Security and Medicare options. Read More »

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Pizza & Planning - Ready to Retire: Overview of DB Retirement Process, Social Security, & Medicare

Date: 10/30/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: MSU Extension
City: Paw Paw

Description: Do you have questions about the MERS Defined Benefit retirement process? Join us for this free Pizza & Planning event as we review the steps you should take now to prepare for your retirement. We'll review the process of applying for retirement from MERS and some common questions people have as they retire. Additionally we'll provide some resources to help you better understand your Social Security and Medicare options. Read More »

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Webinar - Social Security

Date: 11/6/2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue: Quick Bite Webinar
City: Online

Description: Understanding the components of your retirement income is important and Social Security is a big factor to consider. Join MERS as we discuss hot topics such as eligibility, the process to apply and resources to help you navigate the system. If retirement is in your near future, this webinar is for you! Read More »

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