2023 Financial Planning Awareness & Pre-Retirement Seminars - April 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2023

This seminar series is designed to help University of Kansas faculty and staff plan for financial security and an enjoyable retirement. Reservations are not required.  These seminars are free of charge and open to all University faculty, staff, and their families. These seminars are not intended to provide individual investment advice.

* As noted below, some sessions are available for on-demand viewing April 25 through May 25, 2023.  None of the sessions will be streamed live.

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Social Security Benefits in Retirement*   

9:00 – 11:30 (Big 12 Room, Level 5, Kansas Union)  

When to apply for benefits, spouse and widow benefits, taxation of Social Security benefits, working after retirement, and Medicare issues.

Presenter: Lawrence Social Security Office

*This session will NOT be recorded for on-demand viewing

Health Insurance after Retirement*

1:00 – 4:00 (Big 12 Room, Level 5, Kansas Union)

Continuation of the State of Kansas health insurance plans after retirement.

Presenter: KU Benefits

Health Insurance After Retirement Presentation Video

SEHP webpage

Tuesday, April 4th, 2023

KPERS Benefits in Retirement*

8:30 – 10:30 (Big 12 Room, Level 5, Kansas Union)

Requirement for age and years of service at retirement, computing your benefit, partial lump sum income option, survivor options, taxes, working after retirement, buyback options, and new legislation.

Presenter:  Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)

KPERS Presentation Video

KPERS website

KPERS Pre-Retirement Planning Guide (pdf) 

Working After Retirement (pdf)

KPERS 457 New Online Personal Experience*

10:30 – 11:30 (Big 12 Room, Level 5, Kansas Union)

Overview of the KPERS 457 voluntary deferred compensation retirement plan and updates to the website highlighting tools and resources for your current and retirement financial wellness.

Presenter:  Thomas Willenborg/ KPERS 457 Plan Retirement Counselor

KPERS 457 Presentation Video

Plan for Your Retirement Income - VOYA *

1:00 – 3:30 (Big 12 Room, Level 5, Kansas Union) 

Discussions of actions that employees can take today to help achieve their retirement goals.

Presenter:  Barry Benkelman/ VOYA Representative

Voya Presentation Video

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning*

9:00 – noon (Big 12 Room, Level 5, Kansas Union)

Overview of estate planning, probate, wills, trusts, living trusts and taxes, and planning for incapacity.

Presenter: Craig C. Reaves, J.D., CELA, ChFC, CLU, Reaves Law Firm, P.C.

Estate Planning Presentation Video

Handout - Estate Planning 101

Long Term Care*

1:30 – 3:30 (Big 12 Room, Level 5, Kansas Union)

Overview of what long term care is and how to pay for it. Review long term care insurance policy options, including what to watch for when selecting long term care insurance. Overview of Medicaid eligibility requirements and decisions regarding excess resources.

Presenter: Craig C. Reaves, J.D., CELA, ChFC, CLU, Reaves Law Firm, P.C

Long Term Care Presentation Video

Handout - Long Term Care Planning