Topics included in this issue:
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:
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.
Contact Stephanie Harvey at 532-6277 if you have questions.
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.
"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)