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Retirement seminars

The UM System Office of Human Resources offers a number of in-person and online seminars to help actively employed faculty and staff, as well as retirees, understand the University's core and voluntary retirement plans.

Have questions? We'd love to help. Contact the HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146 or or by emailing at HRServiceCenter@umsystem.edu.


Upcoming seminars

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Live seminars

The University's Retirement Plans

January 23, 2020, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. The University's Retirement Plans (Telepresence)
  • MU Ellis Library 106A
  • UMKC Admin Center 210
  • S&T Curtis Laws Wilson Library 201A
  • UMSL JC Penney 61

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About pre-retirement seminars
June 23, 2020, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
November 4, 2020, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Retirement Seminar Series

March 25, 2020, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Planning for and Preserving your Retirement Savings

Presented by Fidelity via webex. Click to join at the date and time of the scheduled event.

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April 1, 2020, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Navigating Social Security and Medicare

Presented by Fidelity via webex. Click to join at the date and time of the scheduled event.

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April 7, 2020, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. The University's Retirement Plans

Available from any location via Zoom

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April 8, 2020, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Planning for and Preserving your Retirement Savings

Presented by Fidelity via webex. Click to join at the date and time of the scheduled event.

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April 15, 2020, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Navigating Social Security and Medicare

Presented by Fidelity via webex. Click to join at the date and time of the scheduled event.

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April 22, 2020, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The University's Retirement Plans Available from any location via Zoom Join via Zoom About the seminar series

Financial wellness

Ongoing Budgeting, saving, investing and more View all available seminars Visit Financial Wellness to register
On-demand online seminars

Retirement plans

On demand Types of retirement plans: Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution Log in and launch the seminar in myLearn No registration required About on-demand online seminars
On demand Hybrid Plan Log in and launch the seminar in myLearn No registration required About on-demand online seminars
On demand Voluntary Retirement Plans (VRPs) Log in and launch the seminar in myLearn No registration required About on-demand online seminars
On demand Retirement eligibility and the Defined Benefit Plan Log in and launch the seminar in myLearn No registration required About on-demand online seminars
On demand Deciding how your pension is paid Log in and launch the seminar in myLearn No registration required About on-demand online seminars
On demand Returning to work after retirement Log in and launch the seminar in myLearn No registration required About on-demand online webinars

Retiree insurance

On demand Insurance in retirement: Planning and premiums Log in and launch the seminar in myLearn No registration required About on-demand online seminars
On demand Insurance in retirement: Other benefits

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Financial Wellness

Live and on demand Budgeting, saving, investing, and more View all available seminars Registration available on page About financial wellness seminars

 


About the seminars

The University's Retirement Plans (stand alone session)

This free seminar is designed for faculty and staff 10 years or less from retirement. However, all faculty and staff are welcome to attend. It is a single session offered multiple times throughout the year and provides an overview of retirement plans offered by the University. In addition, if your core retirement plan is either the DB Plan or Hybrid Plan, this seminar will help you review your personal estimate of your pension benefits, if you elect to calculate one through the online Pension Benefits Portal.

Retirement Seminar Series

This is a series of three separate seminars designed for faculty and staff 10 years or less from retirement. However, all faculty and staff are welcome to attend. You are encouraged to register for the entire series. Generally, this series is offered several times throughout the year onsite in Columbia and via Telepresence at the Kansas City, Rolla and St. Louis campuses. Employees who are known to be within 10 years of retirement are sent email invitations. If you don't see a set of dates listed at the top of this page, then you may contact retirement@umsystem.edu to inquire when the next series is scheduled.

  • Planning for and Preserving your Retirement Savings
    Learn about techniques to better plan for your financial future. We will discuss reaching your financial goals, why you should save early and often, investment choices, and holding steady in a stormy market.
  • Navigating Social Security and Medicare
    This session explains how to maximize your Social Security benefit, when and how to claim Social Security, how to make more informed decisions about Medicare, and tips to help reduce health care costs in retirement.
  • The University's Retirement Plans
    An overview of the retirement plans offered by the University. In addition, if your core retirement plan is either the DB Plan or Hybrid Plan, this seminar will help you review your personal estimate of your pension benefits, if you elect to calculate one through the online Pension Benefits Portal. (This is the same session that is sometimes offered as a stand-alone session.)

About online seminars and webinars

On-demand seminars

The UM System Office of Human Resources offers on-demand seminars that you may watch at your own pace from the convenience of your own computer. They are listed at the top of this webpage. Anyone with an internet connection should be able to view these seminars. If you are having trouble, please contact the HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146 or hrservicecenter@umsystem.edu.

Telepresence

Telepresence events are not like other webinars that you can join from your computer. Telepresence events require attendance at conference rooms specified by campus.

Zoom

Zoom videoconferencing software is available to all University faculty, staff and students at no cost. Zoom mobile videoconferencing enables you to attend a live seminar from your computer or mobile device (free app download required to attend on your mobile device). Zoom is supported on all major computer operating systems and both iOS and Android. Tutorials for joining a meeting and using Zoom are available on the Zoom website. To join a scheduled Zoom retirement seminar, simply click the link next to the appropriate meeting (listed above) at the scheduled date and time.

Reviewed 2020-03-23