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Planning Your Successful Retirement Video Guide

23 short videos highlighting key information from the webinar sessions
Planning Your Successful Retirement Video Guide
The Planning Your Successful Retirement Video Guide

This Guide consists of 23 short videos which highlight key information from the DIRECTIONS: Pre-Retirement Planning webinar sessions. Presentations from our partner agencies include: the Office of the State Comptroller, the NYS Department of Civil Service, the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan, and the Social Security Administration.

We hope you find these videos helpful as you prepare for retirement from NYS service as an Executive Branch employee. The videos can be viewed in any order, but they only provide highlights of key information. We strongly recommend you review the written Self-Help Guide to Pre-Retirement Planning at In addition to viewing these videos, we urge you to talk with your agency health benefits administrator, a pension consultant from the NYS Retirement System, an account executive from the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan, and a representative from the Social Security Administration.


How to View the Videos

The videos are posted on the Work-Life Services YouTube Channel. You can access these videos using the links below, or by searching on the YouTube site for "NYS Pre-Retirement Planning." Captioning is available by clicking on the "CC" icon at the bottom of the player.

You may also view these videos through the mp4 files which can be downloaded, saved, and transferred to devices for use in places without internet access.

If you are having difficulty accessing the videos, please submit an IT ticket to the NYS IT service desk as you normally would for other IT issues.


Pre-Retirement Video Guide Overview


NYS Retirement System Video Topics


NYS Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Video Topics


Social Security Administration Video Topics


NYS Deferred Compensation Plan Video Topics