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Retirement Ready’s experts show you how to retire

Are employees in your department within five years of retirement? Help them get the needed tools to jump-start retirement planning with Retirement Ready: A CU Financial Event. This event will be held on each University of Colorado campus from Nov. 6 – 15, and is designed to give attendees a comprehensive overview of retiring with PERA or CU 401(a) plans, Medicare, Social Security and income options after retirement.

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Employees can attend Retirement Ready on the CU campus of their choosing. Presentation availability varies by campus and Vendor Fairs will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. during each event. Don’t forget to stop by and speak with representatives from each talk, pick up informational material, get your l questions answered and set up appointments with TIAA.

Presentations include:

CU's Process for Retiring: 401(a) Participants: Are you a CU 401(a) participant? Learn more about your university retiree benefit options and the process behind becoming a university retiree.

Paying Yourself: Income options in retirement: You’ve finally saved enough and you’re ready to retire…what are your income options now? Learn about basic rules that govern the most common retirement accounts, when to tap into different assets and flexible income choices offered by TIAA.

Market Volatility*: What’s the best way to handle market ups and downs? This seminar offers best practices and actionable steps to help investors steer through stormy markets to help stay on the path to financial security. (*Market Volatility presentations will be available only on the CU Boulder and Anschutz Medical campuses.)

Medicare 101*: This presentation covers the four basic parts of Medicare: Hospital Insurance, Medical Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans and Prescription drug plans. Experts will teach you how Medicare works with other insurances and provide you helpful informational resources. (*Medicare 101 will not be held at the CU System event, due to a scheduling conflict.)

Social Security: Social Security is a large part of retiring and often leaves people confused. If there are areas you would like to learn more about, or if you just have general questions, this interactive lecture will give you the clarity you seek.

CU's Process for Retiring: PERA Participants: Are you a PERA participant? Learn about your university retiree benefit options and the process behind becoming a university retiree.

Preparing for Retirement from PERA: Get the most out of your PERA account. This session provides valuable information needed to help meet your retirement goals.

To learn more and register, visit the Retirement Ready website

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