URS Member Webinars

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

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.

June 5, 2024 at 11 a.m. | Register Here

September 18, 2024 at 11 a.m. | Register Here

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Understanding Tier 2 Hybrid Contribution Rates

Understanding pension contribution rates and how the Tier 2 system is designed to ensure adequate funding.

June 13, 2024 at 10 a.m. | Register Here

July 16, 2024 at 2 p.m. | Register Here

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Defeating Loneliness and Boredom in Retirement

People often feel lonely after they retire.  Although this may be caused by relocation, the biggest culprit is leaving the structure, purpose, and companionship offered by a workplace without a plan for replacing it in another form.  Learn how to combat loneliness and boredom in retirement during this presentation.

July 30, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. | Register Here


Strategies for Paying Off Debt

Learn how to prioritize debt in your financial plan as we look at ways to minimize debt-related financial stress in our lives. We will discuss how to manage different types of debt along with strategies that can help reduce debt more quickly.

August 1, 2024 at 1 p.m. | Register Here


The Rules for Returning to Work

The Utah legislature this year provided another option for retirees to return to work after retirement and still get their retirement benefit. It doesn’t go into effect until July 2025. Learn about this and other the rules for returning to work with a URS Participating Employer.

August 6, 2024 at noon | Register Here


Retirement Withdrawal Strategies

Managing how you spend your retirement savings is important for not outliving your money.  There are several withdrawal strategies you can take in retirement.  Join us for this presentation to learn more about optimal withdrawal strategies in retirement.

September 11, 2024 at 2 p.m. | Register Here


Tier 2 Choice: Public Employees


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

October 8, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. | Register Here

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Solving the Puzzle of Retirement Taxes

Worried about taxes in retirement? Learn more about a few strategies to keep your taxes low.

October 10, 2024 at 10 a.m. | Register Here

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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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Tier 2 Choice: Public Safety and Firefighter

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

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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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Psychology of Money

 

In this informative webinar you will learn the why behind our money habits and actions.

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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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Tier 1 Public Employees: Understanding Your Pension

An overview of Tier 1 pension benefits.

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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. The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) may both impact your Social Security benefit.

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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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Fight the Fraud! How to Protect Yourself from Investment Scams

Whether you are new to investing in a 401(k) or other retirement savings plan or have been investing for years, it's important to protect your retirement nest egg. The Utah Division of Securities will help you understand the signs of fraud, and how to protect yourself from the dangers that exist. 

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Understanding my529 Plans

Learn about the advantages of college savings plans.

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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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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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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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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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Solving the Puzzle of Retirement Taxes

Worried about taxes in retirement? Learn more about a few strategies to keep your taxes low.

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Strategies for Paying Off Debt

 

Learn how to prioritize debt in your financial plan as we look at ways to minimize debt-related financial stress in our lives. We will discuss how to manage different types of debt along with strategies that can help reduce debt more quickly.

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When Should I Draw Social Security?

Factors you and your family should consider when deciding the best time to take your Social Security Benefits.  

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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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Financial Wellness - Credit Card Basics

Credit cards let you borrow money from a bank to make purchases.  Usually you have 25-30 days to pay the money back.  Attend this presentation to learn more about the role credit cards have on your overall financial wellness. 

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