You are here

Ready to Retire?

Congratulations! You’ve Reached an Important Milestone: Retirement. 

Retirement is an exciting time in your life. IPERS is here to help you understand your options and apply for your pension benefits.

Start by reading the booklet Preparing for Your Retirement, written specifically for your membership group. (Most members are Regular members.)

Regular members icon

 Preparing for Your Retirement

Sheriffs/Deputies icon

 Preparing for Your Retirement

Protection Occupations icon

 Preparing for Your Retirement

Would you like to get a head start on your application? Here are a few things to think about.

  • Log in to My Account to see an estimate of your projected benefits.

  • Consider making a service purchase. Learn how you can make a rollover into IPERS from another qualified retirement plan or use personal funds.

  • Decide on the person, people, or organizations you plan to name as your beneficiary on your retirement application.

And most importantly, make an appointment with an IPERS retirement counselor in person or online.

IPERS also offers a workshop called Ready, Set, Retire, for state employees thinking of retiring in the next 1–5 years. Attendees receive comprehensive information on retirement planning, and hear from experts on financial planning, deferred savings programs, and Social Security.

Back to Top