Plan for Retirement

It is never too early to start planning for retirement. Advanced preparation can help preserve your personal assets and determine your level of financial comfort in retirement.  
Contact MSRS one to two months before you plan to retire
Retirement counselors are available for one-on-one sessions at any of our offices, which are located in St. Paul, Duluth, Mankato, and Detroit Lakes. If you prefer, we can help you by phone at 651-296-2761 or 1-800-657-5757.

Sources of benefit and retirement planning information
We want to make sure you fully understand the retirement benefits and options available to you before you apply for retirement. Here are sources of information to help you get started planning for retirement:

Retirement seminars
A retirement planning seminar is another good resource to help you prepare for retirement.

  • MSRS seminars include information about your state pension plan, the Minnesota Deferred Compensation Plan (MNDCP), the Health Care Savings Plan (HCSP), and Social Security benefits. You can view dates and locations on this website under Events & Seminars.

  • Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) offers retirement planning programs for state employees. Please contact MMB for more information.