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Wellness resources for retirees


For all retirees
(regardless of medical plan enrollment or eligibility)

Employee Assistance Program
The UM System's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, professional service provided to all employees, their families, retirees and organizational work units. The EAP provides a variety of services to help employees influenced by a range of personal concerns or stressors. The EAP also assists work units and the larger organization to improve quality and productivity.

Tuition Assistance
Retirees are eligible for a 100-percent reduction in tuition and fees if you are a retiree who fell into one of the two categories of eligible employees when you were in active service—i.e., if you were a regular employee or fully benefit-eligible academic. For more information, visit the Tuition Assistance webpage.

Area Agencies on Aging Services
As a result of the 1973 amendments to the federal Older Americans Act (OAA), states were required to divide their state into planning and service areas, and to designate Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to develop and implement programs and services for older persons at the local level.

AAAs provide a number of resources, which may include: legal services, nutrition, in-home services, disease prevention, transportation, tax counseling, and more.

Missouri residents can visit https://health.mo.gov/seniors/aaa/. If you reside in another state, contact your states department of aging or senior services for information on your local Area Agency on Aging.

Office of Financial Success
Working toward Economically Abundant Living Through Habit (WEALTH)

WEALTH consist of six one-on-one meetings over a three month period. Student volunteers from the Office for Financial Success (OFS) will work with you to cover several different aspects of personal finance, including building a budget, goal setting, choosing insurance, preparing for retirement, assessing your net-worth, and more.

Not in the Columbia area? No worries! The course is offered in-person, online, or over the phone. All faculty, staff and retirees are encouraged to sign up, no matter where they are on the road to financial wellness. Don’t forget—spouses and partners are always welcome to attend sessions with you, so financial decisions makers can move toward wellness together.  For more information and to add your name to the interest list, visit the WEALTH course webpage.

Financial Wellness one-on-ones
Interested in receiving personalized financial assistance but aren't able to participate in the six-month course? OFS also offers single one-on-one sessions. Visit the Office for Financial Success sign up webpage to schedule a meeting.

MyHR
Retirees can manage several tasks in MyHR (myhr.umsystem.edu/):

  • Update your home/mailing address
  • Review your tax witholdings
  • Update your direct deposit information
  • View retiree pay stubs
  • View/Print 1099R
  • View/Print W2 – available for a minimum of 5 years
  • View/Print 1095C

MU Extension Resources
University of Missouri Extension offers multiple programs and resources that are available to retirees. Visit the programs webpage to view available offerings.

Retiree Associations


For retirees enrolled in a University medical plan

Medicare-eligible retirees

Silver Sneakers
SilverSneakers is a free fitness program for seniors that’s helping millions of people on Medicare defy the odds and shatter stereotypes. Gym memberships at more than 14,000 locations with unrestricted access are available. Weights, treadmills, pools and other amenities are included. They also offer fitness classes for all abilities led by our certified instructors at gyms and other locations. 

Renew Rewards
Call toll-free: 866-899-5903  8 a.m. – 8 p.m. local time, Monday – Friday

Renew by UnitedHealthcare brings you exclusive content and resources specifically designed for members. You’ll find inspiration and ideas on healthy living in Renew magazine. Renew Learning provides articles and interactive educational courses online. And Renew Rewards offers real rewards for making healthy choices. You can earn gift cards by completing certain health care activities such as an annual physical or wellness visit. These visits are a great chance to meet with your primary care physician and create a plan to reach your health goals. Both your annual physical and wellness visit are covered by your health plan for a $0 copay. Remember, you can get your annual wellness visit any time during the calendar year no matter when you had your last visit.

Non-Medicare-eligible retirees

Real Appeal
Real Appeal is available to members at no additional cost. The approach is based on decades of clinical weight loss research focused on simple steps combined with personalized tools and support. Real Appeal members who attended 4 or more sessions during the program lost 10 pounds on average. Talk to your doctor before starting any weight loss program.

Rally
Rally's integrated digital platform simplifies the health care experience by personalizing every step of the journey. Whether people need to understand their benefit options, make lifestyle changes to improve their health, or find (and price!) the care that's right for them, Rally has it covered.


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Reviewed November 02, 2018.