2019 Pre-Retirement Planning Program

Are you preparing for your retirement?  Will you have enough income to live the lifestyle you desire?  Do you know what happens when you are eligible for Medicare?  Social Security? This annual series of workshops are targeted to those retiring in the next five years, and you are encouraged to attend all workshops, although everyone is welcome. Space is limited so please enroll at Events Manager.

The 2019 Pre-Retirement Planning Program has ended.

If you were unable to attend or would like to review before next year's program begins, the Staff Human Resources Benefits team is happy to announce that they have recorded several of the sessions and have provided links below.


Basics of When and How to Claim Social Security

How Social Security works and things to consider when deciding when and how to claim your benefits.

University of California Retirement Plan

This presentation provides a detailed examination of the UC Retirement Plan including tools to calculate your retirement income, the retirement process, decisions you should be prepared to make and documents required at retirement. 
Presenters: Tom Herz, Benefits Counselor, UC Retirement Administration Service (RASC) and Melinda Mc Phun, Benefits Counselor, UC Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC)

University of California Retirement Plan Class Recording (1:55:07)

Social Security

This presentation describes how eligibility for Social Security income is established, how benefits are calculated, when Social Security income can begin and the reduction if taken prior to your full retirement age.

Estate Planning

This presentation explains wills, different types of trusts, durable powers of attorney, and medical directives, as well as who needs each type of document and why. There will also be a discussion on preserving your assets for your loved ones if you need nursing home care. 

Estate Planning Class Recording (1:24:36)

Joining the Ranks of the Emeriti:  The Nuts and Bolts of Senate Faculty Retirement

This session provides practical information for Senate Faculty considering retirement, including what it means to have emeritus status, the types of recall appointments retired faculty are eligible to hold, the importance of retirement dates, and pre-retirement negotiations

Joining the Ranks of the Emeriti Class Recording (56:29)

UC Retiree Health Insurance

This presentation covers insurance options for retirees and eligible dependents; describes the components of Medicare and how they work, and most importantly, how the UC medical plans coordinate with Medicare. 
Presenter: Marianne McIvor, Health Care Facilitator, UCSC Benefits Office

UC Health Insurance Class Recording (1:38:45)

Making the Most of Your Retirement: Joint Panel from Committee on Emeriti Relations and UCSC Retirees Association

This session is designed to help you consider your post-retirement plans. A panel of emeriti and retirees will focus on making the most of your retirement: how to stay connected to the campus; opportunities that await you; academic recall appointments; available volunteer and travel programs; UCOP and UCSC support services and potential hurdles. Bring your questions and concerns for a general discussion after the panel presentation.
Panel consist of: UCSC Retirees Association Members and Emeriti faculty

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