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Member E-News Archives — 2015

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August 2015

  • Keeping the Pension Fund Funded
  • Retirement Planning: Filing for Retirement

July 2015

  • Income Inequality and Pension Reform
  • Change Your Mind, or Plans? How to Withdraw a NYSLRS Retirement Application

June 2015

  • Protecting the Pension System
  • Countdown to Retirement: What to Do 1 to 3 Months Before Your Retirement Date

May 2015

Hot Topics

Member Annual Statements in the Mail We started mailing our 2015 Member Annual Statements earlier this month. Check out our blog post to learn what you can expect to find inside your Member Annual Statement.

Close to Retirement?

The Top 5 Things Members Need to Know About Retirement and Divorce If you get divorced, your ex-spouse may be entitled to a portion of your pension or other New York State and Local Retirement System benefits. Learn what else you should know about divorce and retirement on our blog.

You Should Know: Wherever you are on the path to retirement, you’ll find tips and tools to help you on our New York Retirement News blog. You can also like our Facebook page and follow our Twitter feed for quick tips and updates on a variety of retirement topics and Retirement System news.

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April 2015

Hot Topics

Understanding Your Tier 6 Contributions Tier 6 members make contributions based on their earnings. This means a Tier 6 member’s contribution rate could change from year to year depending on how much he or she earned in previous years. As of April 1, 2015, there are two ways the Retirement System determines the contribution rates of its Tier 6 members — check out this video blog post to learn more.

Close to Retirement?

How Retirement Age Can Affect Your NYSLRS Retirement Benefit Only you can decide when it’s the right time to retire, but keep in mind that your age at retirement could affect your pension. Read more about choosing a retirement age on our blog.

You Should Know: Wherever you are on the path to retirement, you’ll find tips and tools to help you on our New York Retirement News blog. You can also like our Facebook page and follow our Twitter feed for quick tips and updates on a variety of retirement topics and Retirement System news.

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March 2015

Hot Topics

Top 10 New York Retirement News Posts One year ago, New York Retirement News went live, bringing members and retirees of the Retirement System the retirement news they need to know. Take a look at the top 10 blog posts from the past year.

Close to Retirement?

NYSLRS — One Tier at a Time: PFRS Tier 2 Most Police and Fire Retirement System members are in special retirement plans that allow for retirement after 20 or 25 years, regardless of age, without penalty. Check out this blog post for the basic retirement information for PFRS Tier 2 members.

You Should Know: Wherever you are on the path to retirement, you’ll find tips and tools to help you on our New York Retirement News blog. You can also like our Facebook page and follow our Twitter feed for quick tips and updates on a variety of retirement topics and Retirement System news.

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February 2015

Close to Retirement?

NYSLRS Loans: What You Need to Know If you’ve taken a loan against your contributions to the Retirement System, please remember to pay it back before you retire. An outstanding NYSLRS loan balance at retirement will permanently reduce your retirement benefit. You can read more about loan reductions on our blog, New York Retirement News.

You Should Know: Wherever you are on the path to retirement, you’ll find tips and tools to help you on our New York Retirement News blog. You can also like our Facebook page and follow our Twitter feed for quick tips and updates on a variety of retirement topics and Retirement System news.

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January 2015

Hot Topics

Top Five Pre-Retirement Goals for NYSLRS Members in 2015 This is the time of year when people set goals for themselves. At the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS), we believe in setting realistic financial goals, especially when it comes to preparing for retirement. Here are five goals we think you can achieve in 2015.

Close to Retirement?

Advice on Advance Payments After you retire, we start calculating the amount of your final retirement benefit. This means you won’t receive your full pension right away. For the first few months of your retirement, your first payments will be advance payments — but what are they?

You Should Know: Wherever you are on the path to retirement, you’ll find tips and tools to help you on our New York Retirement News blog. You can also like our Facebook page and follow our Twitter feed for quick tips and updates on a variety of retirement topics and Retirement System news.

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