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Questions? Email: wvtreasury@wvsto.com or call 304.341.0739

Schedule of Events
October 18, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Bridge your retirement saving gap
Retirement income isn’t the same for everyone so your savings plan should be tailored to your individual needs. With the option to contribute with pretax or Roth (after-tax) dollars, the WV Retirement Plus Plan allows you to customize your savings strategy. If you are a government employee in West Virginia, learn how the WV Retirement Plus plan can help you bridge the gap in your retirement income plan.
Presented by:
Catherine Preston | Empower Retirement
Andrew Wyne | Empower Retirement
October 19, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Understanding your state retirement benefits
The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) is funded by employee and employer contributions. Upon retirement, a state employees age and years of service play a role in determining your retirement benefit. In this session you’ll learn how to calculate your retirement payments and maximize your earning potential.
Presented by:
Christopher Barr | WV Consolidated Public Retirement Board
October 20, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
WV Retirement Plus: Another option for educators
Attention teachers and school service personnel! Attend this special session to learn how WV Retirement Plus can help school employees reach their savings goal.
Presented by:
Don Jurgens | Empower Retirement
Catherine Preston | Empower Retirement
Andrew Wyne | Empower Retirement
October 25, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Understanding Market Volatility
The history of the financial markets can tell us one thing for certain: Volatility is a normal part of investing. This session will help you understand what that means and what you can do to stay on track for retirement.
Presented by:
Catherine Preston | Empower Retirement
Andrew Wyne | Empower Retirement
October 26, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Three ways to save for the future
Whatever direction life takes you; the State Treasurer’s Office offers a program to help you save for the future. SMART529, West Virginia’s Education Savings Solution, is a program to help families save now in order to offset the cost of future higher education expenses. A first of its kind in the nation, the Jumpstart Savings Program helps West Virginians save money to help cover the costs of pursuing a career in skilled trades or vocations. If you or someone you love has a disability, a WVABLE plan can help you save and invest for future needs. All three plans offer tax incentives for West Virginia residents as well as easy contribution options.
Presented by:
Amy Willard | Deputy Treasurer of Savings Programs
October 27, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Are you ready for retirement?
WV Retirement Plus has tools available to help you determine your retirement readiness. Are you contributing enough? Do you need to change your investments? Do you have additional income? Learn how these secure and easy to use online planners can help you determine where you may need to make adjustments to your retirement plan.
Presented by:
Catherine Preston | Empower Retirement
Andrew Wyne | Empower Retirement
The Treasury does not collect state taxes. Visit the The West Virginia State Tax Department for assistance.

West Virginia State Treasurer's Office
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
Capitol Complex Building #1, Room E-145
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
304-558-5000 Toll Free: 800-422-7498
Hours: 8am-5pm (ET)

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