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:
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
Rollins College Tenured Faculty Retirement Policy - Policy 300.13
ICUBA/Rollins College Health Insurance
State of Florida Dept of Elder Affairs - http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/ - Includes:
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
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.