Plan a retirement that's just your cup of tea, with help from Retirement Ready.

1. Join upcoming webinars.

With Retirement Ready, Employees Services hosts a series of educational sessions to help employees nearing retirement age bring together all the ingredients to make a strong retirement 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 webinars that cover all aspects of retirement — from financial considerations to medical coverage to social considerations.

Talks include:

  • Social Security Basics, 1-2:30 p.m. March 8
  • Medicare 101, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 14
  • Live with confidence: 5 steps to creating your income plan,
    noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 22
  • The Retirement Mosaic, noon to 1 p.m. March 5
  • PERA Retirement Process, 1-2 p.m. Feb. 28
  • PERACare for retirees age 65 and older, 1-2 p.m. March 11

2. Watch on-demand courses on retiring from CU.

Kick off your retirement preparations with on-demand courses for CU 401(a) and PERA participants, which detail the process for retiring from the University of Colorado and the benefits in retirement. These are available year-round for your reference and provide key steps to take.

3. Schedule a personal retirement consultation.

A well-thought-out retirement plan can take a while to brew. After attending Retirement Ready, follow up with a one-on-one financial consultation with a TIAA financial advisor at no cost to you for personalized recommendations. 

4. Maximize your retirement savings.

Did you know that those over age 50 can deposit catch-up contributions in CU’s Voluntary Retirement Plans? Review your options and enroll if it's right for you. 

5. Attend other 2024 retirement talks.

Social Security and Medicare webinars

Additional Social Security Basics and Medicare 101 webinars will be held in 2024, in order to ensure all soon-to-be retirees have access to this vital information.

Social Security Basics: 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.

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. The final 30 minutes will be reserved for questions.