Preparing for retirement can seem far away and daunting, but it’s never too early to begin planning for retirement. LASERS has resources and tools to help keep you informed and confident.

Ask Yourself:

  • Do I know which LASERS retirement plan I’m in?
  • Do I contribute to the Louisiana Deferred Compensation Plan?
  • Do I know how my unused annual and sick leave can benefit my retirement?
  • Do I know how a LASERS benefit is calculated?

Members Investing for Tomorrow (MINT) is designed to answer these questions, educate early-career LASERS members on the basics of our System and ways to supplement your future LASERS benefit, and guide you toward a secure financial future.

Click around below to learn more about each topic …


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    Create a myLASERS Account

    Whether you are approaching retirement or just beginning your career, taking initiative and staying informed is key to a fruitful retirement. The best way to stay informed is to use myLASERS. myLASERS gives members the power to monitor their accounts and accomplish many tasks in a paperless capacity.

    Learn how to create a myLASERS account and sign up today! 

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    Enroll in the Deferred Compensation Plan

    As a public employee of the State of Louisiana, you may participate in the Louisiana Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan), administered by Empower Retirement.

    This plan allows you to supplement your future LASERS retirement by saving and investing pretax dollars through a voluntary salary contribution. It’s important to enroll early in your career!

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    Register for a Seminar

    Whether you are a new LASERS member or approaching retirement, our seminars provide essential information and tools to help you plan for your retirement. We currently offer three seminars virtually and in-person.

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    View Our Video Library

    The series of videos in our library are designed to help members better understand LASERS, retirement options, benefits, and more. Our library allows you access to retirement education any time, any place.


How do you picture your life at age 40? Age 50? When you are retired? What are you doing now to prepare for a financially secure retirement?

Travel with Jenny as she meets her future self and answers these questions.