Links to Items of Interest for MSU Retirees or Those Planning Retirement
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.
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
UC Berkely Retirement Center (university sponsored facility with programs for retirees)