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Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
785-532-6277
785-532-6095 (fax)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CST)
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Human Resources Newsletter

February 20, 2009

Topics included in this issue:

KPERS and KP&F Retirement Seminars for 2009

Each spring, KPERS specialists host pre-retirement seminars for members nearing retirement. If you are within five years of retirement, this seminar will provide general information to start your planning. Topics include:

  • Planning for retirement
  • Choosing your retirement date
  • How your retirement benefit is calculated
  • Steps in the retirement process
  • Retirement benefit payment options
  • Options for continuing group life insurance
  • State and federal income taxes
  • Working after you retire

All seminars are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendance is free, but you must pre-register. Registration is at http://www.kpers.org/preretirementseminars.htm

The registration site lists all seminar locations. The dates below are for our area, but you may attend a seminar in any location by pre-registering for that site.

April 20: Salina (KPERS only)
Central High School (auditorium)
650 E Crawford
April 21: Manhattan (KPERS and KP&F)
Headquarters Fire Station
2000 Denison
April 22: Junction City (KPERS and KP&F)
Municipal Bldg (auditorium)
700 N Jefferson

Contact Stephanie Harvey at 532-6277 if you have questions.

New Retirement Health Care Bridge Incentive

Last month the Kansas Board of Regents approved a new policy that allows K-State to offer an unclassified employee with ten or more years of service and who is not yet Medicare-eligible a lump sum payment retirement incentive equivalent to the cost of medical insurance until the retiree becomes Medicare-eligible. This payment would be made at the time of retirement and may include the equivalent cost of up to three year's of medical insurance premiums plus the cost of fringe benefits associated with the payment. This is in addition to any vacation or sick leave payout at retirement. This program is voluntary and participation must be approved by the department head, dean and the appropriate vice president. Individuals on phased retirement are not eligible for this program. The policy is available at: http://www.k-state.edu/hr/benefits/RetirementHealthCareBridge.pdf (pdf)

For additional information, contact the Division of Human Resources, Benefits Administration at 532-6277.

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"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925)