The UM System Office of Human Resources offers a number of seminars to help actively employed faculty and staff, as well as retirees, plan for retirement and understand the University's core and voluntary retirement plans.
3-Part Retirement Seminar Series
This series is not recorded; however, it is offered multiple times per year. Check back often for new dates.
|Check back for new dates||Planning for and Preserving your Retirement Savings||Available from any location via Zoom||TBA||About pre-retirement seminars|
|Check back for new dates||Navigating Social Security and Medicare||Available from any location via Zoom||TBA||About pre-retirement seminars|
|Check back for new dates||The University's Retirement Plans||Available from any location via Zoom||TBA||About pre-retirement seminars|
|On-demand online seminars|
|On demand||Types of retirement plans: Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution||Currently unavailable; check back soon||No registration required||About on-demand online seminars|
|On demand||Hybrid Plan||Currently unavailable; check back soon||No registration required||About on-demand online seminars|
|On demand||Voluntary Retirement Plans (VRPs)||Currently unavailable; check back soon||No registration required||About on-demand online seminars|
|On demand||Retirement eligibility and the Defined Benefit Plan||Currently unavailable; check back soon||No registration required||About on-demand online seminars|
|On demand||Deciding how your pension is paid||Currently unavailable; check back soon||No registration required||About on-demand online seminars|
|On demand||Returning to work after retirement||Currently unavailable; check back soon||No registration required||About on-demand online webinars|
|On demand||Insurance in retirement: Planning and premiums||Currently unavailable; check back soon||No registration required||About on-demand online seminars|
|On demand||Insurance in retirement: Other benefits||
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|No registration required||About on-demand online seminars|
|Live and on demand||Budgeting, saving, investing, and more||View all available seminars||Registration available on page||About financial wellness seminars|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
* This series is not recorded; however, it is offered multiple times throughout the year. Review the retirement planning checklist for additional resources. For a selection of on demand session available through Fidelity’s portal, visit Fidelity's Webcast Hub (exit UM System site). Or schedule a free consultation with a Fidelity retirement planning specialist.
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 email@example.com.
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 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 (exit UM System site) 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. These sessions are not recorded.