Other Online Resources for Retirees
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 - "MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org 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 - Mesothelioma.com 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 - Mesothelioma.net 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.
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.
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
Documents related to estate planning from MSU Extension Service
Links to University Retiree Associations
Links to Retired Faculty Organizations and Emeritus Colleges
UC Berkely Retirement Center (university sponsored facility with programs for retirees)