Popular Blog Posts from 2020

Here are some of our most popular blog posts from the past year. Not surprisingly, during 2020 members and retirees were interested in information about doing business with NYSLRS online. Fortunately, new Retirement Online features made that a lot easier during a challenging time.

most popular blog posts of 2020
  1. Retirement Online Makes Retirement Fast, Easy
    You can now file your service retirement application in Retirement Online. This convenient new feature can reduce paperwork and save you a trip to the post office.

  2. What to Know About ERS Tier 6
    Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Tier 6 includes members who have joined NYSLRS since April 1, 2012. It now accounts for 45 percent of all ERS membership. This is a basic overview of retirement benefits for ERS Tier 6 members.

  3. Do We Have Your Correct Contact Information?
    Keeping your mailing address and other contact information up to date ensures that you receive important information from NYSLRS about your benefits. Once again, Retirement Online makes the task easy to accomplish.

  4. Doing Business With NYSLRS
    Retirement Online is a secure, easy way to check your benefit information and conduct transactions in real time. Here’s a rundown of the many features it offers.

  5. Estimate Your Pension in Retirement Online
    How much will your pension be? Most NYSLRS members can use the pension calculator in Retirement Online to get a benefit estimate based on information we have on file for them. You can enter different retirement dates to compare potential benefits.

6 thoughts on “Popular Blog Posts from 2020

    1. NYSLRS Post author

      Finalizing your retirement benefit amount can take some time. The time it will take can vary depending on the complexity of your circumstances.

      To check on the status of your pension, please call our customer service representatives at 1-866-805-0990 (or 518-474-7736 in the Albany, NY area), press 2, then follow the prompts. You can also email our customer service representatives using our secure email form. Filling out the secure form allows them to safely contact you about your personal account information.

  1. David L Harris

    Do you have or do you have any idea when will you reopen appointments. I’d like to retire this year but I would love to sit down and talk to someone I am a state employee

    1. NYSLRS Post author

      Unfortunately, Retirement System consultation offices remain closed until further notice to protect the health of our members and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can schedule a phone consultation by calling 1-866-805-0990 (or 518-474-7736 in the Albany, New York area).

      A phone consultation provides answers to the same questions you can ask in an in-person consultation, but on a more flexible schedule, without the need for you to travel.

      You may also be interested in our retirement planning timeline, which walks you through important topics you’ll need to consider and steps you should take before your retirement date.


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