Requesting a Benefit Projection
If you will be eligible to retire within the next five years you may want to consider requesting a projection of your retirement benefits. Most Tier 2, 3 and 4 members who have five or more years of service credit are eligible. If you are age 50 or older and actively employed, we will project service credit and salary based on a date of retirement up to five years into the future. You can request a projection by calling us at 1-866-805-0990 (or 518-474-7736 in the Albany, NY area) and following the prompts on our automated information line.
Are Your Beneficiaries Current?
By law, we are required to pay your death benefits to the last beneficiary you named. The beneficiary you designated when you joined may not be the beneficiary you want now, and some designations can be revoked in the event of a divorce, which is why you should review your beneficiary designation regularly. Please read our beneficiary page for more information.
Retirement Age Matters
If you’re thinking about retiring before age 62 (63 for Tier 6 members), you should know that early retirement can have a significant impact on the benefit you receive. Be sure to check out our early retirement benefit reductions page before choosing your retirement date.
Welcome, New Members
Are you new to the Retirement System? Knowing about your membership is an important part of planning for a financially secure future. Read more about Tier 6 benefit information.