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Educational Materials


Educational materials, videos, and information for new employees, members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), and employees of participating political subdivision’s.

Our retirement and benefit counselors can share seminar presentations or training materials on the following topics; either in person or virtually:

  1. PERS or TRS - The Retirement Process Seminar

    This seminar, presented by a retirement and benefits counselor, provides the opportunity to learn about retirement eligibility, the retirement process, pension options, forms, timing of benefits, retiree medical, Dental-Vision-Audio (DVA) and Long-Term Care (LTC) plans.

  2. PERS or TRS - Defined Contribution Retirement Education

    This seminar, presented by a retirement and benefits counselor, provides an overview of the Defined Contribution plans for both PERS and/or TRS. The overview includes information about benefits attached to the Defined Contribution plans, including access to a retiree medical plan, Dental/Vision/Audio and Long-Term Care plans; and how to access the defined contribution account information online through Empower Retirement Financials’ Web site. Retirement benefit counselors can also review options of investing advisory services and when and how funds may be withdrawn.

  3. Supplemental Annuity Plan (SBS-AP)

    This seminar, presented by a retirement and benefits counselor, provides information about the defined contribution Supplemental Annuity Plan, commonly referred to as SBS, which requires mandatory contributions from both employer and employee for state of Alaska employees and participating political subdivisions. This information can be presented in conjunction with any of the PERS seminars, as appropriate, upon request.

  4. Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP)

    This seminar, presented by a retirement and benefits counselor, provides information about the optional Deferred Compensation Plan, which offers State of Alaska employees and employees of participating political subdivisions the opportunity to make contributions into this defined contribution plan. This information can be presented in conjunction with any of the PERS or TRS seminars, as appropriate, upon request.

  5. Round-Table Question and Answer Sessions

    This forum provides the opportunity for a retirement and benefits counselor to interact with a group of like situated members to discuss any of the plans administered by the retirement section, including the Defined Benefit plans in the PERS Tiers I-III and TRS Tiers I-II, the Defined Contribution retirement plans in the PERS and TRS, the Supplemental Annuity and Deferred Compensation plan. The counselor can provide an overview of the benefits tailored to the specific group and employees are encouraged to ask questions about their benefits throughout the session.

  6. PERS or TRS Individual counseling sessions

    During individual appointments, retirement benefit counselors can share information and answer employee's specific questions. Counselors can also show employees how to login to their accounts and access information from our Web site. Appointments are available in person in Juneau and Anchorage, by phone and by video chat. Online scheduling is available on our Counseling Services page.

Employee Orientation

This short video (5:39) is designed for State of Alaska (SOA) employees first hired on or after July 1, 2006, participants in the Defined Contribution Retirement (DCR) Plan. The video is an overview of the benefits available to them.

Group Life and Voluntary Supplemental Benefits

This video provides information to assist employees in making Open Enrollment decisions. It will cover the State's Optional Benefits Plan (open to all State employees except members of Public Employees Local 71).


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Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (DCR) – Lunch & Learn

A short (18:00) high-level overview of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Defined Contribution plan for members first hired on or after July 1, 2006. If you have additional questions or want to do a deeper dive into your individual retirement plan(s), please make an appointment with a State of Alaska, Division of Retirement and Benefits counselor.



Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (DCR)

This video series is designed for State of Alaska (SOA) employees and employees of political subdivision employers who participate in the DCR, first hired on or after July 1, 2006. It is a seven-segment series covering the benefits associated with the DCR.

Section 1 – Intro to Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

Section 2 – Defined Contribution Retirement Account

Section 3 – Access to Defined Contribution Retirement Account

Section 4 – Occupational Disability/Death Benefits

Section 5 – Health Reimbursement Arrangement

Section 6 – DCRP Health Benefits

Section 7 – DCR Resources


Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Defined Benefit – Lunch & Learn

A short (17:10) high-level overview of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Defined Benefit plan for members first hired on or before June 30, 2006. If you have additional questions or want to do a deeper dive into your individual retirement plan(s), please make an appointment with a State of Alaska, Division of Retirement and Benefits counselor.



Teachers Retirement System (TRS) Defined Benefit – Lunch & Learn

A short (17:44) high-level overview of the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) Defined Contribution plan for participants first hired on or after July 1, 2006. If you have additional questions or want to do a deeper dive into your individual retirement plan(s), please make an appointment with a State of Alaska, Division of Retirement and Benefits counselor.



Supplemental Benefits System - Annuity Plan (SBS-AP) – Political Subdivision Employee Introduction

This short informational video is an overview of Supplemental Benefits System Annuity Plan for new Political Subdivision employees, if the employer participates in the plan offered by the State of Alaska.

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