• AACPS Pre-Retirement Planning

    In the fall and spring of each year, AACPS holds a program for employees who are considering retirement within the next three to five years.

    Fall Program - October 21, 2017, Severna Park High School

    A representative from the Maryland State Retirement Agency provides an informative presentation about MSRA benefits and the AACPS Office of Retirement provides information about applying for retiree healthcare benefits.

    Spring Program - April 2018, date and location to be announced 

    An informative presentation regarding Social Security and Medicare is offered in addition to information about aspects of establishing an income stream after retirement.

    Supplemental Retirement Plan vendors will be available in the lobby

    The Maryland State Retirement Agency Pre-Retirement Seminars

    These seminars, targeted to those eight years from retirement, are designed to help you plan for your retirement.  The dates and locations can be found on the Registration form.  To register, print the form, and complete it indicating the date and locaiton of the seminar you wish to attend. You can submit your registration by mail, or fax, as indicated on the form.

    In addition to the all-day seminars, the Retirement Agency is hosting Pre-Retirement Planning webinars for members who are looking for a brief and convenient presentation of their retirement benefits. 

    Pre Retirement Webinars

    Pre-Retirement Planning webinar provides a general overview of Maryland State Retirement and Pension (MSRPS) Benefits – including a general description of retirement eligibility, information about how to increase your service credit, an explanation of allowance options and how to apply for your benefit.  This webinar is tailored by the MSRPS for members of the Employees, Teachers and Correctional Officers Retirement Systems.

     "Pre-Retirement Planning"

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

    Wed, Oct 11, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

    Wed, Nov 8, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM EST

    Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM EST

    Members can register and join the webinar from the Retirement Agency website or click this link Registration

    First time GoToWebinar attendees should click on this link to watch an introductory video.

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  • In the year leading up to retirement, AACPS recommends the following steps:

    Important Retirement Planning Information - Fall 2017

    1.  Obtain an Estimate

    Complete and submit the State Form 9 Application for an Estimate of Service Retirement Allowance.  It can take six to 12 weeks to receive the results, depending on the time of year submitted. 

    2.  Attend a AACPS Retirement Information Program

    Topics include timeline for retirement, eligibility, benefit formulas, pension payment options, leave payout, post-retirement health coverage, continuation of life and Long Term Care insurance, and required forms. Spouses are welcome.

    Programs are held 4:45-6:30 pm in the Board room at the Carol S. Parham Building at 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

    Register on MyAACPS-PD

    Fall 2017  program dates:

    SRN  9341318002   October 3

    SRN  9341318003   November 2

    SRN 9341318004    December 5

    Spring 2018 program dates:

    SRN 9341318005    January 10

    SRN 9341318006    February 6

    SRN 9341318007    March 6

    SRN 9341318008    April 5

    SRN 9341318009    May 8 

    3.  Attend a AACPS Retirement Forms Workshop

    All required MSRPS forms are reviewed and explained, as well as required AACPS forms. Spouses are welcome.

    Programs are held 4:45-6:30 pm in the Board room at the Carol S. Parham Building at 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

    Register on MyAACPS-PD

    Fall 2017 program dates:

    SRN  9341518002   October 24

    SRN  9341518003   November 14

    SRN  9341518004   December 18

    Spring 2018 program dates:

    SRN  9341518005   January 23

    SRN  9341518006   February 20

    SRN  9341518007   March 22

    SRN  9341518008   April 25

    SRN  9341518009   May 13 

    4.  Complete all necessary MSRPS and AACPS forms and submit them at a Forms Open House event.

    Completed forms are reviewed during an individual meeting with the employee, and collected for submission to the Retirement Agency.  Questions are answered.  Notary is available as needed. Spouses are welcome.

    5. Retirement Forms Open House

    Open House events are held 3:00-5:00 pm at the Carol S. Parham Building at 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401. Registration is not necessary.


    November 1, 2017

    December 7, 2017

    January 31, 2018

    February 28, 2018

    March 26, 2018

    April 30, 2018

    May 23, 2018

    June 19, 2018

    Sign in at Reception desk and take a seat in the lobby.

    Employees are called to meet with a retirement office staff member in the order on the sign-in sheet.