Links to Articles Discussing Retirement From Universities 


"How Communities Can Prepare for the Growing Aging Population" is a April, 2019 article by Baylor University's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and includes 10 downloadable livable city guides from AARP

Links for Retiring or Retired Faculty, Professional, Classified Staff Pension Plans, Retirement Plans

Montana University System -- Retirement and Pensions.   This web-site provides information on the MUS retirement plans as well as links to pension managers and to information regarding retirement.

Montana Teachers Retirement System. The Montana Teachers Retirement System serves active and retired teachers and educators in the State of Montana. Its primary purpose is to administer their pension plan, which includes (but is not limited to) payment of retirement benefits, collection of member contributions and enrollment of new members.

TIAA. TIAA provides retirement plans at more than 15,000 colleges, universities, schools, research centers, medical organizations and other nonprofit institutions throughout the United States.

Montana Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)  This web-site provides information for MUS employees covered by PERS, including discussions of the different options available.

Health Insurance, Health Care Providers, Other Health Resources

Montana University System Health Insurance Plans - CHOICES. Information on currently available health insurance plans for MUS retirees.

MSU Human Resources Department This web page provides links to all of the providers for the CHOICES health insurance plans as well as links to required forms.

Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital offers comprehensive services designed to meet the diverse healthcare needs of the communities in the greater Gallatin Valley.

Mesothelioma Justice Network - has comprehensive free information surrounding mesothelioma and asbestos related diseases.

Lung Cancer Center  - has free information about the disease, causes, and risk factors for lung cancer. 

Cancer Resources - guide with 40+ resources filled with financial resources to help cancer patients and their families afford life while paying for cancer care. From housing to food assistance resources, this guide lays out various programs that help support those paying for cancer treatment

Memory Care Facilities - web page where you can click the State you are interested and find some information for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia to find memory care for their loved ones.

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center - " is a for-profit organization, but services are free to victims of the disease. They are partnered with a legal team that specializes in helping victims file cases against the cause of their exposure to asbestos, and should they win the case, the organization earns a percentage of the winnings to help with future cases and funds for treatment. Unfortunately for many, insurance doesn’t always cut it and people sometimes need representation if their exposure was something they were forced to endure, whether it be from occupation, military service, etc. 

Mesothelioma - has been dedicated to providing a wealth of information and resources for patients and their loved ones since 1996, and continues to engage with communities that benefit from mesothelioma research, news, and preventative measures.

Malignant Plural Mesothelioma - has a plethora of free resources and information for those suffering from mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos diseases. Some of the topics we cover are treatment options, financial assistance, and help for families of asbestos victims. They say their site is Health On the Net certified as a trustworthy source of medical information (see bottom right of our site for HONcode badge) and is periodically reviewed by medical professionals.

Retirement Planning

Montana University System -- Pension and Retirement    This web-site provides information on the MUS retirement plans as well as links to pension managers and to information regarding retirement.

MSU Human Resources - Retirement Information and Forms

Emeritus Faculty Policies from the MSU-Bozeman Faculty Handbook (2017)

Next Avenue  -- information about all aspects of retirement including planning, caregiving, end of life issues, activities, health issues,  etc.

American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) - offers insurance, health & wellness, travel, and other information for retired persons.

Retirement Living Information Center - offers comprehensive resource guide and listing for seniors. 

The Social Security Guide by Moneygeek - getting the most from the social security benefits you've earned, etc.

Your Guide to a Better Retirement - explaining Medicare, Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Planning

50 Essential Retirement Statistics for 2020 - click to see Retirement Demographics and more

Learn, Discover, and Travel

Road Scholar (formerly ElderHostel)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at MSU, formerly Wonderlust

Academic Technology & Outreach-MSU Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning

Bozeman Senior Center Travel Department

I'm Retired. What Should I Do Now?

Montana State University Alumni Foundation Links to Events

Estate Planning

Documents related to estate planning from MSU Extension Service

Links to University Retiree Associations

Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE)

Bowling Green State University Retirees Association

Ohio State Univerity Retirees Association

Oregon State University Retirement Association

San Francisco State University Retirement Association

University of California Retiree Association

Univerisity of California Berkeley Retirees' Association

University of Idaho Retirees Association

Michigan State University Retirees Association

University of Minnesota Retirees Association

University of Montana-Missoula Retirees' Association

University of Texas Retired Faculty-Staff Association

Winona State University Retiree Center

Links to Retired Faculty Organizations and Emeritus Colleges

California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association

Florida State University Association of Retired Faculty

North Carolina State University Resources for Retired Faculty (information on phased retirement)

UC Berkely Retirement Center (university sponsored facility with programs for retirees)

University of Colorado Retired Faculty Association

Washington State University Emeritus Society

Clemson University Emeritus College

Arizona State University Emeritus College

Emory University Emeritus College

USC Emeriti Center and Emeriti College