Links to Articles Discussing Retirement From Universities 

"How Retirement Benefits will change in 2016" is a November 2015 article in US News & World Report that explains some changes in potential retirement accounts and social security benefits for those making plans for retirement.

"Nearly Half of Senior Tenured Faculty Want to Delay Retirement", an article published in October, 2015 in Inside Higher Ed, discusses a recent study by the TIAA CREF Institute on this topic and provides a link to the original study. The lead paragraph notes that some 65% of tenured senior faculty plan to delay retirement for one reason or another.

"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. 

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)


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

Bozeman Senior Center Travel Department

I'm Retired. What Should I Do Now?

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

Florida State University Association of Retired Faculty

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 South Florida Retired Faculty and Staff Association

University of Texas Retired Faculty-Staff Association

University of Washington Retirement Association

Winona State University Retiree Center

Links to Retired Faculty Organizations

Boston College Association of Retired Faculty

California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association

California State University Long Beach Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association

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

University of Pennsylvania -- Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty

Washington State University Emeritus Society

Links to Emeritus Colleges

Clemson University Emeritus College

Arizona State University Emeritus College

Emory University Emeritus College

USC Emeriti Center and Emeriti College