Education

JULY 2021 EDUCATION SESSION DATES


Location:
Zoom Webinar
Date: July 14th, 21st, and 28th
Time: 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.

 

Educational Sessions

Description

Date & Time

Foundational Concepts of Your Pension

For members with at least 5 years of service

This session will discuss the foundational concepts of your pension. We will review eligibility requirements, discuss service purchases, explain how your pension is calculated, as well as discuss the available options if you need to leave the City of Dallas before retirement. Presented by Ann Matthews, Retirement Counselor.

Wednesday, July 14th 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

How DROP works in Active Service and Retirement

For members that are pension eligible (50+ years of age or at least 20 years of service)

This session will discuss the process for a member to join DROP, how the monthly pension benefit builds the DROP account, the impact of the 100% Joint and Survivor benefit on the DROP account, and the annuitization of the DROP account upon retirement. Presented by Aimee Crews, Retirement Counselor.

 

Wednesday, July 21st 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.

 

Retirement Process with DPFP

For members within 5 years of retirement

This session will review the steps necessary to apply for pension benefits when members are ready to retire. It will detail the paperwork required by DPFP, what to expect at your retirement appointment, and provide a calendar to assist with setting your retirement date. An addendum with contact information

for the City of Dallas is included. Presented by Cynthia J. Thomas, Lead Retirement Counselor.

 

Wednesday, July 28th 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Note: An updated PREP (Pre-Retirement Education Program) education session will be held in the 3rd quarter of this year. The date is to be determined.

Additional Information

To sign up for an education session, please contact:

Kimberly Boone

Phone: (214) 780-2826

Email: kimberlyb@dpfp.org

or

Azyeb Kidane

Phone: (214) 780-2820

Email: azyebk@dpfp.org

 

Other Education Sessions

Attending PREP provides you information that will assist you in the retirement processes for the City of Dallas and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System. Our lineup of informative topics includes Pension System benefits, Web Member Services, the City of Dallas retirement checklists for both Fire and Police,  survivor benefits and divorces. Other topics included are health insurance, Fidelity’s 401k/457 retirement accounts, and the impact of the pension on Social Security.

Class schedule: This education session will be held in the 3rd quarter. The date is to be determined.