ICYMI: Top LAGERS Bloggers Posts of 2016

bigstock-159845417-new-year-2017We’re in our third year as bloggers here at LAGERS. Every year we’re thankful that we can use this medium to promote and educate the public and our members on retirement security, pensions and topics relating to the next phase in life after our careers end.

This year our most popular blogs ranged widely in topics and subject matter. The top 4 are listed below, in case you missed them.

  1. You probably don’t know a lot about how much your employer pays for your LAGERS pension, and that’s OK (let the folks in finance and payroll worry about that). But if you’d like to know why it matters and why it doesn’t, read Manager of Member Services, Jeff Kempker’s, interesting read on how your employer finances your lifetime benefit.

Read “WHY IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOUR EMPLOYER IS PAYING FOR LAGERS BENEFITS (AND WHY IT DOES)”

  1. Want to know how LAGERS’ staff ensures the safety and security of your retirement benefit at the capitol? Elizabeth, a Sr. Communications Specialist and one of our legislative experts, gives a wrap–up of the year’s policy initiatives and what we do everyday to educate our lawmakers and politicians on pension security and local government issues that face our communities.

Read “2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION WRAP UP”

  1. “Let’s face it, governments are usually easy targets, but in reality, much of what is poked fun at is simply not true.” In second place is Elizabeth’s take on the misconceptions that face government workers. She provides insight into how we can change this mindset, and how to shed light on the falsity of these untrue stereotypes.

Read “THREE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS THAT JUST AREN’T TRUE”

  1. At the top by a wide margin was Jeff Kempker’s behind–the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a public servant who helps save lives in their community everyday. This is just one group of people that we are proud to serve at LAGERS, and it was definitely a privilege for Jeff to experience this peek behind the curtain at what they face every day when they go to work.

Read “3 THINGS I LEARNED FROM BEING A FIREFIGHTER FOR A DAY”

We hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we enjoy bringing all this great information, education and commentary to you. Please share it with your friends and co-workers if you find this information useful and informative. We look forward to providing you with more blog content in 2017!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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