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Seminars, Webinars & Planning Resources

KPERS hosts-in person seminars & online webinars that cover retirement topics. We also have info and tools to help you plan your retirement.

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Seminars & Webinars

If you're within 5 years of retirement, these events can help you decide the best time to retire.

In-Person Seminars

In-person seminars are back! Check out the dates and information below. You can also listen to a recording. View the schedule to find one near you!

2023 In-Person Pre-Retirement Seminar Schedule (PDF)

Topics:

Choosing a retirement date | How to calculate your benefit | Steps in
the process | Payment Options | Taxes | Life Insurance | Working After
Your Retirement


Online Webinars


Date Time Register
Jan 17, 2023 10am Register
Jan 19, 2023 6pm Register
April 11, 2023 10am Register
April 13, 2023 6pm Register
July 11, 2023 10am Register
July 13, 2023 6pm Register
Oct 10, 2023 10am Register
Oct 12, 2023 6pm Register

Can't attend?

Download the slides or review the pre-retirement planning guide here.


Date Time Register
Jan 17, 2023 6pm Register
Jan 19, 2023 2pm Register
April 11, 2023 6pm Register
April 13, 2023 2pm Register
July 11, 2023 6pm Register
July 13, 2023 2pm Register
Oct 10, 2023 6pm Register
Oct 12, 2023 2pm Register

Can't attend?

Download the slides or review the pre-retirement planning guide here.


Date Time Register
July 12, 2023 6pm Register

Can't attend?

Download the slides or pre-retirement planning resources here.


Date Time Register
Jan 18, 2023 2pm Register
April 12, 2023 2pm Register
July 12, 2023 2pm Register
Oct 11, 2023 2pm Register

Can't attend?

Download the slides or review the pre-retirement planning guide here.

Online Webinar Checklist

  • A day you can attend and register
  • A stable internet connection
  • Questions about KPERS retirement
  • A friendly smile

Things to Consider

In-Person Consultation

KPERS is here to help. If you'd prefer to discuss your retirement options, the application or any KPERS questions in person, you can call our office to make an appointment with a Benefits Representative.

Call KPERS:
1-888-275-5737
785-296-6166

Service Purchase

You may be able to increase your retirement benefit and possibly retire earlier by purchasing service credit for your past public service. If your service is eligible, you can purchase service credit with a lump-sum payment or by payroll deduction. Only active, contributing members may purchase service credit.

Visit for more about service purchasing.

State and Federal Income Taxes

In general, Retirement System benefits, including the $4,000 retiree death benefit, are subject to federal income tax, but not Kansas state income tax. This is because you already paid state taxes on your contributions while you were working. If you move to another state, check if your retirement benefit is taxable in that state.

Visit for more about taxes.

Life Insurance

Life insurance ends when you leave or move to a position not covered by KPERS. However, you can continue coverage on your own. You have until 60 days after you end employment to submit your form.

You have 2 options:

Individual whole life insurance | Portable group term life insurance

Working After Retirement

Do you plan to work during retirement to stay busy? There are some things you need to know before you punch back in for a KPERS employer. Keep in mind, there are no rules if you go back to work for a non-KPERS employer.

Visit for more about working after retirement.