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FERS Retirement Seminars – Anchorage, Alaska

Looking for in-person FERS Retirement Seminars?

Shilanski & Associates, Inc. offers live, in-person FERS retirement classes inAnchorage, Alaska.  

At our full-day workshop, you will learn about your FERS retirement benefits and what you need to consider before retiring from the Federal Government.

“Are You Going to the Right Retirement Class?”

Did you know that there are several different groups that put on pre-retirement classes in Anchorage? Make sure you’re attending the right retirement class.

Many federal employees *think* they’re coming to one of our classes –but they’re actually signed up for someone else’s class.

Our FERS Retirement classes are currently scheduled for:

If you’re signed up for a class in Anchorage on a different date… it’s not one of our FERS Retirement classes.

Our FERS Retirement Classes are Different

Your federal benefits are just one piece of your overall financial puzzle.

When you attend one of our FERS retirement seminars…

  • You’ll learn about your federal retirement benefits from a financial planning perspective
  • You’ll understand how your benefit choices impact your overall financial picture
  • You’ll see examples of common mistakes, and learn how to avoid them
  • You’ll learn about the importance of estate planning for federal employees
  • You’ll have a chance to ask specific questions about how your benefits work

Who’s Teaching Your Pre-Retirement Class?

Our FERS Pre-Retirement classes are taught by Micah and Floyd Shilanski.

Together, Micah and Floyd bring together significant experience in federal retirement benefits and personal financial planning.

Micah Shilanski, CFP®

Micah is a regular author for, and founder of Federal Employees from across the nation (and even those stationed overseas) have called Micah when they needed help with their federal retirement benefits. Micah is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who specializes in helping federal employees get the most out of their retirement benefits.

Floyd Shilanski

Floyd is the founder of Shilanski & Associates, Inc., an independent financial planning firm that has been in business in Anchorage for nearly 30 years. Floyd has years of experience helping individuals achieve their financial and retirement goals.

Real Experience Helping Federal Employees in Alaska

We teach classes, but more importantly we have personally helped individual federal employees through the entire federal retirement process, from planning to paperwork and enjoying retirement.

We’ve seen the mistakes that can happen, and we want to help you avoid them.

We’re local. We’re not flying in from outside; we live and work right here in Anchorage. We’re familiar with the unique issues that affect Alaska’s federal employees.

Cost to Attend?

Our FERS retirement seminars are provided at no cost to federal employees, but you must register online in advance.

Parking is at your own expense, so we encourage you to bring a friend and carpool.

We think it’s important for you to be able to ask questions during the presentation, so we keep our class sizes small. Registration is first come, first serve.

We encourage spouses to attend, just make sure you’re registered so we can save you a seat! 🙂

Class Location & Times?

Our classes are taught in downtown Anchorage, but please check event details for exact locations – as the location may be different for different dates.  (You’ll see the specific location when you’re registering for class)

Classes start at 8:00 am. Our FERS retirement seminars are generally concluded by 4:00pm.

Topics Covered in Our FERS Retirement Seminars

Our FERS retirement seminars are different: we focus on your federal retirement benefits from a financial planning perspective.

We’ll go over the ins and outs of your FERS benefits, but we also discuss how your FERS benefits fit into your overall retirement picture.

Here’s a list of the major topics we cover in class…

  • Financial Planning: Perception vs Reality
  • FERS Retirement Eligibility
  • FERS Annuity / Pension Calculation
  • High – 3 Salary
  • Creditable Service
  • Buying Back Time (Military, temp time, etc.)
  • COLA to Locality Pay for Alaska
  • Social Security for FERS
  • TSP – Your Retirement Choices
  • FEGLI Life Insurance
  • FEDLTC Long Term Care
  • FEHB Health Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Taxes & Your Federal Retirement
  • Estate Planning for Federal Employees

We encourage Q&A for each topic. Throughout the day, we’ll share stories about common mistakes we see and how to avoid them.

Depending on the audience, we can go more in depth on certain topics as needed.

Are You Going to the Right Retirement Class?

If you’ve already signed up for a FERS pre-retirement class, you need to know who’s teaching your class.

Below, you’ll find the dates for our FERS Retirement Classes in Anchorage.

If you signed up for a class in Anchorage on a different date, it’s not one of our classes.


Want a Special Class Just for Your Federal Agency?

Our full-day workshops are for FERS from any Federal Agency.

But what if you’d like us to come and teach a special class just to your Federal Agency?

We have taught specialized classes for several Federal Agencies in Alaska. Custom classes can be tailored to fit your time and content requirements.

Find out more about custom classes for your agency.

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