LAFPP Benefits Information
Webinars and On-Demand Videos
(LAFPP has temporarily suspended all in-person Benefits Presentations and Seminars in accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 “Stay at Home Order” and Mayor Garcetti’s “Safer At Home” Emergency Order.)
We recognize the value of face-to-face interactions and the importance of educating our members to prepare for retirement. As the pandemic brings about many changes to how we conduct business, we have decided to offer you the information and knowledge you need through easily accessible means. In lieu of in-person seminars, we are pleased to offer live webinars and on-demand training videos for your convenience.
We are working to make the virtual events responsive to your educational needs. Scroll down to find the seminar that’s right for you!
These free seminars are designed to help active members at various stages of their careers better understand LAFPP pension benefits. (Click to view our Financial Planning Education series.)
Benefits Information Series – All Active Members
A series of webinars designed to fit within your busy schedule, these informative sessions will get you on the path to understanding your benefits. DROP Members are encouraged to attend Part 2 and Part 3B of the series.
- Part 1: Understanding Your Plan – The Three Types of LAFPP Pensions (1.5 hrs.)
This webinar provides an overview of your retirement benefits. Topics include: Retirement Eligibility Requirements, How to Calculate Your Pension, Disability Pensions and Process, Survivor Benefits Pre- and Post-Retirement (All attendees will be required to download a retirement estimate from MyLAFPP).
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- Part 2: Health Benefits – Insurance in Retirement (1 hr.)
Examine how retirement affects your health insurance benefits and what you need to know about your coverage. Topics include: Defining Subsidies, Health Subsidy Eligibility, Frozen vs. Non-Frozen Subsidy, Medicare and You, Dental Subsidy Eligibility
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
- Part 3A: Service Retirement and DROP Entry – Application Process (1 hr.)
Learn about the requirements for service retirement and the provisions governing DROP entry. Topics include: Preparing for Service Retirement, What is DROP, DROP Provisions, Eligibility Requirements, Preparing for DROP Entry (All attendees will be required to download a retirement and DROP Entry estimate from MyLAFPP).
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
- Part 3B: Exiting DROP: What to Expect - DROP Members Only (1 hr.)
DROP members can learn about steps required to exit DROP and transitioning into retirement. Topics include: Survivor Benefits, Preparing for DROP Exit, DROP Distribution options, When to Expect First Pension Check, Preparing for Service Retirement (All attendees will be provided with a personal DROP Exit estimate.)
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Comprehensive Benefits Presentation
This presentation combines the “Information Series” into one session. We provide an in-depth look at LAFPP pension benefits – all in 3.5 hours. We offer this as a scheduled webinar or upon request. Ideal for training days, this presentation is packed with all things pension. (All attendees will be provided with a personal Service Retirement estimate.)
- Benefits Presentation (All Tiers) – 3.5 Hrs.
- Benefits Presentation (DROP Members Only) – 2.5 Hrs.
On-Demand Videos and Training
You can watch these videos at your own pace from the comfort of wherever you may be.
Benefits Video Series
- Service Retirement: LAFPP Pension Basics
- Disability Retirement: Foreseeing the Unforeseen
- Survivor Benefits: Planning for Your Family’s Financial Future
- Retiree Medical & Dental: Covering the Coverage
- DROP Entry vs. Service Retirement: Managing Expectations
Focus on Tier 6: A Walk to Remember
For our new Tier 6 members, we’ve created a walk-through designed to provide valuable pension benefits education. This virtual road map is built to help new members get a better understanding of what it means to be a part of the LAFPP Plan. Click here to access.
- Benefits Presentation – Date
- The Three Types of LAFPP Pensions – Date
- Health Benefits - Date
- Service Retirement or DROP Entry - Date
- Exiting DROP: What to Expect – Date
If you have any questions, you may contact the Communications & Education Section at (213) 279-3155 or (844) 88-LAFPP (52377).