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Retirement seminars

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.

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

Live seminars  |  On-demand seminars

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Live seminars

3-Part Retirement Seminar Series

This series is not recorded; however, it is offered multiple times per year. Check back often for new dates.

February 8, 2022, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Planning for and Preserving your Retirement Savings Available from any location via Zoom Register via Zoom About pre-retirement seminars
February 15, 2022, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Navigating Social Security and Medicare Available from any location via Zoom Register via Zoom About pre-retirement seminars
February 22, 2022, 2:00-4:00 p.m. The University's Retirement Plans Available from any location via Zoom Register via Zoom About pre-retirement seminars
April 13, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Planning for and Preserving your Retirement Savings Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
April 20, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Navigating Social Security and Medicare Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
April 27, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The University's Retirement Plans Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
June 9, 2022, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Planning for and Preserving your Retirement Savings Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
June 16, 2022, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Navigating Social Security and Medicare Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
June 23, 2022, 2:00-4:00 p.m. The University's Retirement Plans Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
September 14, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Planning for and Preserving your Retirement Savings Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
September 21, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Navigating Social Security and Medicare Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
September 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The University's Retirement Plans Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
November 29, 2022, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Planning for and Preserving your Retirement Savings Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
December 6, 2022, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Navigating Social Security and Medicare Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
December 13, 2022, 2:00-4:00 p.m. The University's Retirement Plans Available from any location via Zoom Registration available ~3 weeks prior About pre-retirement seminars
On-demand online seminars

Retirement plans

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

Retiree insurance

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

Currently unavailable; check back soon

No registration required About on-demand online seminars

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

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.)

* 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.


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 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.

Zoom videoconferencing software is available to all University faculty, staff and students at no cost. If you are a University employee who has not registered for your free account with Zoom, you can complete your account registration by visiting umsystem.zoom.us and logging in with your University email and password. Zoom sessions presented by the University of Missouri or other vendors are not recorded.

Tutorials for joining a meeting and using Zoom (exit UM System site) are available on the Zoom website.

Reviewed 2022-01-06

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