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Benefits Courses

Vesting/Retirement Seminar

Course summary: Delivered by Renetta Gallup, UM System Director of Faculty & Staff Benefits, this session is ideal for any benefit eligible who wants an overview of the University of Missouri Retirement Disability and Death Benefit Plan, including what it means to achieve vesting or retirement and the payment options.  Note:  Individuals less than 10 years from retirement should register for the "Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop."

Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop

Course summary: It's your future.  Unlock the mysteries of your UM Retirement benefits!  Join Renetta Gallup, UM System Director of Faculty & Staff Benefits, as she explains:  how retirement benefits are calculated, what to consider when deciding the best date to retire, benefit options available, taxability of retirement benefits, retiree health insurance benefits and the retirement application process.  Employees age 55 with 10 years of service, or age 60 with 5 years of service are eligible to retire. 

Note:  Attendance is recommended for those that are retirement eligible or are within 10 years of retiring.  Attendees should prepare and bring to the session a "Retirement Estimate."  This estimate can be prepared online through the myHR self-service website.

Social Security Benefits Seminar

Course summary: This educational seminar delivered by a Kansas City Area representative from the Social Security Administration, reviews the retirement, disability and survivors benefits provided by the Social Security Administration, including details on:  how you become eligible for benefits, how your benefit is calculated and hot it is paid, how to apply for benefits, and where to go for more information.  A brief overview of Medicare will also be provided.  Attendance is recommended for any UMKC employee, especially those planning for and/or nearing retirement.

Tax Deferred What? Why Contribute to a TDI Plan

Course summary: Saving money for the future isn't always easy to do. Perhaps one of the University's Tax Deferred Investment (TDI) plans could help you get started. Although this program is not intended to advise UMKC employees on which plan to choose, it is designed to educate you about all of your savings investment options available through the University so you can choose which plan is right for you based on your long-term financial goals.




Training and Development Contact

Susi Mickey

Senior Human Resources Specialist

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