March 28, 2012



Are you retirement ready?

By Jennifer Gehrt

Countless books, numerous online resources and an explosion of companies are ready and willing to help with retirement financial planning. But the financial aspects of retirement, while important, are only part of the equation.

Emotional preparation and planning for this major life transition is as important as financial planning. Until you know what you want to do and the person you want to be in retirement, the pieces of your new life in retirement won't fit. And all the financial planning in the world won't prepare you fully for life changes linked to the retirement transition – or for the unexpected. Perhaps the most important major adjustment in retirement is: to live fully with what is.

Since its inception, the HealthQuest Employee Assistance Program has helped many state of Kansas employees with major life transitions. To read the full March Employee Assistance Program news article on becoming retirement ready, please visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's website