Retirement Ready

Retirement is your time.

Each retirement is unique. Whether you launch a second career, travel the world or spend quality time with family, you need an action plan. If you’re within five years of retirement and haven’t started tackling that checklist, now is the time to start.

Join Employee Services and representatives from TIAA, PERA, Social Security and Medicare for this series of virtual webinars designed here to prepare you for your next role with the tools and knowledge you need to take the next step. Running from Feb. 25 through March 25, two learning tracks are curated to provide specialized curriculum relevant to the CU 401(a) and PERA retirement plan participants.

CU 401(a) Retirement Plan participants

  Before this year’s Retirement Ready sessions begin, kick off your retirement preparations with the on-demand CU’s Process for Retiring: 401 (a) Participants course from Employee Services.

CU 401(a) Webinars
Webinar Time  
Paying Yourself - Income Options in Retirement: It’s almost time to turn retirement savings into a regular monthly income. Learn about basic rules that govern the most common retirement accounts, when to tap into different assets and flexible income choices offered by TIAA.
 
Noon - 1 p.m.
Feb. 25
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Medicare 101: This presentation covers the four basic parts of Medicare: hospital insurance, medical insurance, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans. Experts will detail how Medicare works with other insurances and provide helpful informational resources.
 
2-3 p.m.
March 5
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Social Security: Social Security is a large part of retiring – one that often leaves people confused. This interactive lecture provides clarity on Social Security retirement benefits, pre-retirement planning and more.
 
1 - 2 p.m.
March 12
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Paying Yourself - Income Options in Retirement: It’s almost time to turn retirement savings into a regular monthly income. Learn about basic rules that govern the most common retirement accounts, when to tap into different assets and flexible income choices offered by TIAA. (Repeat of the Feb. 25 session.)
 
Noon - 1 p.m.
March 25
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PERA Participants

  Before this year’s Retirement Ready sessions begin, kick off your retirement preparations with the on-demand CU’s Process for Retiring: PERA Participants course from Employee Services.

PERA Webinars
Webinar Time  
Medicare 101: This presentation covers the four basic parts of Medicare: hospital insurance, medical insurance, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans. Experts will detail how Medicare works with other insurances and provide helpful informational resources.
 
2-3 p.m.
March 5
Register
Social Security: Social Security is a large part of retiring – one that often leaves people confused. This interactive lecture provides clarity on Social Security retirement benefits, pre-retirement planning and more.


 
1-2 p.m.
March 12
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Preparing for Retirement from PERA: This session provides valuable planning information to help PERA participants meet retirement goals. Topics include monthly and lump-sum benefit options, annual increases, tax implications and more.
 
2-3 p.m.
March 19
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PERACare: Learn about the PERACare health benefits program, including eligibility, pre-Medicare and Medicare plan choices, prescription benefits and other subjects.



 
2-3 p.m. 
March 26
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