Seminars & Webinars
KPERS hosts in-person seminars and online webinars that cover retirement topics. If you're within 5 years of retirement, these events will help you decide the best time to retire and the steps to get you there.
- Choosing a Retirement Date
- How to Calculate Your Benefit
- Steps in the Process
- Payment Options
- Life Insurance
- Working After You Retire
To do our part in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have put all in-person seminars on hold. We know it’s not quite the same, but please consider joining us for one of our quarterly pre-retirement webinars. Check out the dates and information below. You can also listen to a recording
Retirement Planning: Counting Down the Last 12 Months
For KPERS 1 & 2 members retiring within 12 months
|January 12, 2021||10am||Register|
|January 14, 2021||6pm||Register|
Download the slides or review the pre-retirement planning guide here.
Navigating Your Path to Retirement
For KPERS 1 & 2 members retiring within 2-5 years
For Kansas Police & Fire members retiring within 5 years
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. Learn More.
Life insurance ends when you leave or move to a position not covered by KPERS. However, you can continue your coverage on your own. You have until 60 days after you end employment to submit your form.
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.
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. Learn more.
State and Federal Income Taxes
In general, Retirement System benefits, including the $4,000 retiree death benefit, are subject to federal income tax, but no 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. Learn more about taxes.
Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
Toll-free: 1 888 - 275-5737
Email: [email protected]