for Retirement Application Processing (WRAP)
NEW! View WRAP Online!
WRAP is available for convenient
viewing whenever you like, simply by clicking on the link below. The workshop
lasts just over 40 minutes, and deals with pensions only. Once you are viewing
the workshop, a menu will appear on the left and you always have the option to
click on any particular section of interest to you at any time.
Please see "TIPS" at the bottom of this section before viewing, then click on
the WRAP link below to begin the workshop.
Use the links below
to learn more about continuing your health insurance in retirement, as well as
learning more about your GaBreeze Flexible Benefits, such as dental insurance.
GaBreeze (Flexible Benefits)
Attending a WRAP in Person
For those able to attend the WRAP held in Atlanta, the doors will open at 8:30
a.m. and the workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at
approximately 12:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at our Atlanta office in our
Training Center located on the Lobby level. All ERS retirement forms will be
provided for your convenience. You should
check our web site prior to the day of
attendance for any announcements or schedule changes. In the event of inclement
weather, please contact ERSGA at 800-805-4609 or locally at 404-350-6300 to
determine if a workshop will be held.
Representatives from your ERS Pension Plan, State Health Insurance and Peach
State Reserves 457 and 401(k) Plans give an overview of retirement benefits.
This event is intended for members who will retire within 90 days of the WRAP
session they attend.
Registration is not necessary to attend a WRAP session. Please see the
calendar for upcoming WRAPS.
NOTE: Due to the large number of employees that attend these seminars,
we are unable to calculate individual retirement benefits on the day of the
workshop. Retirement estimates MUST be requested from our Member Services
Division at least 45 calendar days prior to attending a WRAP session by calling
800-805-4609 or, locally, 404-350-6300, or accessing
your retirement account online.
You should have the
following materials before viewing or attending a WRAP:
ERS Service Retirement Application
- A Retirement
Benefit Estimate, available from
your Retirement Account online
- The legal name,
address and birthdates of your beneficiaries
- Pension benefits
are taxable. It is a good idea to know what you wish to indicate for deductions.
Check with your tax advisor prior to coming to WRAP. ERS counselors cannot
advise on this.
- You will need a
voided check for direct deposit of your pension benefits.
- Should you have any
questions related to health insurance, please contact the State Health Benefit
Plan directly at 404-656-6322 or 800-610-1863 or their website,
- Remember retirement applications can be submitted no more than 90 days prior
and no less than 30 days prior to your effective date (i.e. Retirement date
effective January 1, 2011 - First day to submit October 1, 2010, Last day to
submit December 1, 2010.) Applications may be submitted less than 30 days prior
to your retirement effective date, but your first retirement check will be
delayed until the month following the retirement effective date, with
retroactive payment. Please contact your health insurance and dental provider to
ensure all premiums have been paid for that period.