Retirement Resources

There are a lot of decisions that need to be made as you consider the pursuit of happiness without the responsibility or demands of work.  But where do you begin?  The best place to begin is to make an honest evaluation of your present situation and future goals and start asking yourself some questions:

  • When will be the right time for me to retire?
  • What do I want to do when I retire?
  • Where do I want to live when I retire?
  • What are my personal obligations (ie. minor children, elderly parents, ill spouse/partner)?
  • Should I work part-time or volunteer?
  • Do I have sufficient interest and activities to fill my days?
  • What type of health care benefits will I have in retirement?
  • Will I be eligible for Medicare when I retire?
  • Do I have long term care insurance?
  • When will I be financially able to retire?
  • Where will my retirement income come from?
  • How much income will I need in retirement?
  • How long will my income need to last?

There are many more questions to consider.   The resources provided below are intended to be starting points to help you find information to begin answering these questions as you consider retirement. 

Rollins College Retirement Benefits Policy for Faculty & Staff-Policy 300.12

  • Am I eligible to retire from Rollins College?
  • What are the benefits (ie. continued health insurance)?
  • What privileges are continued for retirees?

Rollins College Tenured Faculty Retirement Policy - Policy 300.13

  • Am I eligible for the tenured faculty benefits?
  • What are the benefits?
  • What is the deadline for notifying the College of my intent to receive benefits and sign the application?

ICUBA/Rollins College Health Insurance

  • As of April 1, 2007, ICUBA offers a Medicare Supplement Plan for Medicare eligible retirees.
  • Schedule an appointment with Human Resources to find out the health insurance options available to you in retirement. 

State of Florida Dept of Elder Affairs - http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/ - Includes:

  • Florida's Information & Referral Service for Elders - 800-963-5337 (1-800-96ELDER)
  • SHINE Program- Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders- call Elder line above

Medicare Information - http://www.medicare.gov

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - http://www.cms.hhs.gov

Social Security Administration - http://www.ssa.gov

Retirement Living Info Center - gateway to resources for senior living - http://retirementliving.com/RLuseful.html

AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons)- http://www.aarp.org - the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over in the United States

MHNet Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Includes articles, tools, links, additional resources

Fidelity Investments Retirement Resources

TIAA-CREF Retirement Resources

If you are planning for retirement and would like to discuss resources or eligibility under the Rollins College policies, please contact Human Resources. 

Once you decide when you would like to retire, please submit a resignation/retirement letter to Human Resources.  A meeting can then be set up to discuss benefits options and answer your questions. 

Please note, to be eligible for the Tenured Faculty benefits, there are specific age and years of service criteria to consider and there are decision deadlines for the benefits provided under the plan.  Please research and plan accordingly.  Eligible faculty members should consult with Human Resources and the appropriate faculty Dean. 

For More Information:


Jennifer Addleman
Benefits Administrator
jaddleman@rollins.edu
407.975.6453

 

my benefits links