URS Member Webinars

Join us for an informational webinar about your retirement benefits. Check back often, as we regularly add new topics. 

Understanding the Tier 2 Public Employee Hybrid Option

This is an overview for those that have selected the Tier 2 Hybrid Option and have more than one year of service.

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Financial Fitness 101

We all know various measures of good physical health. But what about our financial health and well-being? This webinar will show you how you can assess your financial well-being and offer practical tips for improvement.

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Understand Timeless Investment Principles

Worried about the volatile stock market? No need to fret. Learn basic investment principles to make better investment decisions for your retirement savings plans no matter the market conditions.

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Tier 2 Choice

This overview for employees within their first year of URS-eligible employment will help you understand your two retirement choices.

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Understanding and Choosing URS Savings Plans and Investment Options

You must make many different choices in saving for retirement. See which savings plans and investment options are right for you.

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Save?

Many people want to save for emergencies, retirement or just a fun trip. But, should you pay off your debts before saving? This webinar will discuss strategies that can be considered to answer this question.

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Divorce and Domestic Relations Orders – How will it affect my retirement?

Have you gone through a divorce? Perhaps you're going through a divorce right now? This seminar discussed the effects on your retirement.

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Creating and Living Your Purpose-Filled Retirement

Learn about how you can make the most out of your retired years and what you can do to find meaning in retirement.

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Tier 1 Public Safety and Firefighters: Understanding Your Pension

This webinar discusses the Tier 1 public safety and firefighter retirement benefits for employees with URS service credit prior to July 1, 2011.

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Spending Your Retirement Savings

Need help creating a realistic spending plan in retirement? This webinar teaches strategies for making your retirement savings last. 

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Applying for Retirement

Are you ready to retire? In this webinar, we show you how to apply for retirement every step of the way. 

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Tier 1 Benefits


An overview of Tier 1 pension benefits.

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A Closer Look at Purchasing Service Credit

Are you thinking about purchasing additional service credit to enhance your retirement benefits or retire a little early? Come learn more about the opportunities of purchasing service credit. 

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Creating and Following Your Spending Plan

Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Perhaps a  spending plan can help you. Attend this webinar for strategies to manage your spending.

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Preparing to Retire

Are you hoping to retire some day? Here are some steps and considerations that you can make to prepare yourself for retirement.

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Solving the Puzzle of Taxes in Retirement

In retirement, the name of the game is taxation. In this webinar, you’ll learn strategies and tips to keep your retiree taxes low, along with an overview of how your retirement income is reported by you and by URS.

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Understanding the Tier 2 Public Safety and Firefighter Hybrid Option


This webinar will provide an overview of the legislative changes to the Tier 2 Public Safety and Firefighter Retirement System that will go into effect on July 1, 2020.

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How to Avoid Post-Retirement Potholes

Everyone hopes and dreams to have a sweet ride in retirement. But there are some potential “potholes” out there, that can make for a bumpy drive. Sign up for this webinar to learn about several financial and non-financial “gotchas” to watch out for in your retirement journey!

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Creating Your Retirement Lifestyle

Exploring the enormous personal and lifestyle transitions in retirement.

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Ways To Be Generous To Your Future Self: Retirement Savings Strategies

Will your URS employer paid benefit and Social Security be enough to cover all retirement needs? Learn how making your own contributions to your retirement savings plan and beginning early can shore up your retirement and provide additional financial flexibility.

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Financial Wellness Basics


Retirement preparedness comes from being financially secure. Learn the 5 secrets to financial wellness in this webinar.

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Solving the Mysteries of RMD 

The basics of when and why you’re required to take an annual RMD, how it’s calculated, and the various ways you can withdraw RMD.

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Stay on Target: An Overview of URS Target Date Funds

This webinar helps you consider the Target Date Funds as tools to help you meet your retirement goals. 

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Work for an Agency Exempt from Social Security? Here’s What You Need To Know

If you currently work or have worked for an agency that did not pay into the Social Security system, this webinar explains how your Social Security benefit may be affected.

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Take Advantage of the Versatile Roth IRA

Learn the many benefits this Retirement Savings Plan can provide you.

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Rethinking Retirement in Pandemic Times: For All Stages of the Journey

Seems there’s always a crisis brewing somewhere, whether it’s economic, political, or health-related. Learn ideas and timeless strategies to help you weather the current (or upcoming) storm.

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Retirement Payout Options: Is A Partial Lump-Sum Option Right For You?

If you retire in Tier 1, you'll have several payout options. This webinar explains the pros and cons of the partial lump-sum option.

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Tier 2 401(k) Option

An overview of your benefit if you have selected the Tier 2 401(k) Option and have more than one year of service.

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To Convert or Not to Convert: The Roth IRA Question

Are you looking for opportunities to diversify your taxes in retirement? A Roth conversion may be just what you are looking for. This webinar will explain how you might be able to convert 401(k), 457, or IRA money into a Roth IRA.

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Finding Your Perfect Recipe for Investing

You have 20 investment options for your URS retirement accounts. Find out how they work and which make sense for you.

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Gaze into Your Retirement Future  

Would you like to know how you can "predict" what income you will have in retirement? Learn how to glance into your retirement future by using URS Calculators.

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The Fantastic Four

You can voluntarily save for your retirement through four different savings plans: the 401k, 457, traditional IRA and Roth IRA. Want to know which one(s) works best for you?

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Understanding Social Security: What you need to know through life’s journey

Understand how Social Security benefits apply to you throughout your life's journey.

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