[email protected]      Toll-free: 1-888-275-5737 or Topeka: 785-296-6166

Topics:

  • Choosing a Retirement Date
  • How to Calculate Your Benefit
  • Steps in the Process
  • Payment Options
  • Taxes
  • Life Insurance
  • Working After You Retire

In-Person Seminars

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

Online Webinars

Retirement Planning: Counting Down the Last 12 Months

For KPERS 1 & 2 members retiring within 12 months

Date Time Register
January 12, 2021  10am  Register
January 14, 2021 6pm Register

Can't attend?

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

Webinar recording (link leaves KPERS website) CC
Presentation slides (PDF, 1.11MB) 
KPERS Retirement Planning Guide (PDF, 1MB) 

 

Navigating Your Path to Retirement

For KPERS 1 & 2 members retiring within 2-5 years

Date Time Register
January 12, 2021 6pm Register
January 14, 2021   2pm Register

Can't attend?

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

Webinar recording (link leaves KPERS website) CC
Presentation slides (PDF, 1.11MB) 
KPERS Retirement Planning Guide (PDF, 1MB) 

 

KP&F Pre-Retirement  

For Kansas Police & Fire members retiring within 5 years

Date Time Register
January 13, 2021 2pm Register

Can't attend?

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

KP&F webinar recording (link leaves KPERS website) CC
KP&F presentation slides (PDF, 1.11MB) 
KP&F Retirement Planning Guide (PDF, 1MB) 

 


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.

Toll-free: 1-888-275-5737
Topeka: 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. 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.

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  Location

Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
Toll-free: 1 888 - 275-5737
Email: [email protected]