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Ready to Retire
For Members Who Plan to Retire Within One Year


The Ready to Retire seminar will give you a better understanding of your retirement benefit and help you get prepared to make important decisions at retirement. Presentations from SamCERA, San Mateo County Benefits,
Empower and Social Security will give you information, tools and resources so you can navigate the retirement process confidently.

This seminar will cover topics such as:

  • SamCERA
    • Factors used in your pension calculation
    • Understanding your retirement estimate
    • Benefit options with SamCERA
    • The retirement process and important dates to remember
  • San Mateo County Benefits
    • Retiree health benefits (medical, dental & vision)
  • San Mateo County Wellness
    • Life in retirement
  • Empower (formerly known as Mass Mutual)
    • Retirement plan distributions
  • Social Security
    • Calculating Social Security Benefits
    • Social Security Disability Insurance
    • Windfall Elimination Provision
    • Government Pension Offset
    • Medicare

And More!

How to Register

There are no upcoming seminars. If you want to learn more about your retirement options or set up a one-on-one counseling appointment, please email