Pension & Retirement Education Program

Pension & Retirement Education Program
PREP sessions are designed to help members of all ages prepare for retirement.
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(800) 348-7298, Ext. 6180

COVID-19 Update: PREP seminars are canceled through the end of the school year. To ensure you have the information you need to make informed decisions, we offer below video versions of our PREP modules on NYSTRS benefits and filing for retirement.

A host of additional useful resources is available on this website. For example, our Ready to Retire page has links to a variety of publications, videos and forms to help you prepare for retirement.

If you have specific questions regarding your situation, send us a secure message from your online MyNYSTRS account. If you have general questions, email them to our Information & Communication Center at You can also call us at (800) 348-7298, Ext. 6250.

PREP Module Videos

The following video versions of our PREP modules are being offered for the duration of time that PREP seminars are canceled.

NYSTRS BenefitsYour pension, disability coverage, loans, vesting and death benefits. 
(Download presentation slides)

The Retirement Process: Retirement options, "resigning" vs. "retiring," choosing a retirement date, retirement checklist, monthly payments, taxes, earnings limitations on NYS public employment.
(Download presentation slides)

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PREP sessions are canceled through the end of the school year.

There are two ways to make a reservation:

  1. Online using your MyNYSTRS account. After logging into your account, visit the Tools > Schedule a Consultation or PREP page.
  2. By calling NYSTRS at (800) 348-7298, Ext. 6180.

When calling for a reservation you must provide your EmplID or Social Security number, email address and home phone number (and the same information for your spouse/companion if (s)he is a member and will attend too).

Please bring your latest Benefit Profile with you to the seminar. For the most up-to-date estimate of your retirement benefits, use our online MyNYSTRS Pension Estimator. This tool allows you to create estimates using various retirement dates.

If you make a reservation but cannot attend, please call the number above to cancel (or cancel using your MyNYSTRS account) so that we can offer this reservation to another member.

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