Social Security & UK Benefits
Livestreamed and at Gatton Student Center, Harris Ballroom
NOTE: The event will be capped at 288 in-person participants.
Hear from retirement officers, a pharmacist with the UK HR Benefits team and a representative from Social Security Administration as part of our annual speaker series on retirement planning.
For retirement planning, you'll receive an overview of the retirement process for employees eligible to retire from UK including:
- University Administrative Regulations for "Early Retirement" and "Normal Retirement"
- Current health benefits for UK retirees
- Phased retirement
- Working retiree benefits
- Payouts and more resources and benefits
- Prescription coverage offered
Speakers: Terri Kanatzar, Hannah Farmer and Coleman Simpson, Retirement Officers and Travis Albrecht, PharmD
Hannah, Terri, and Cara provide personalized retirement planning sessions to employees during one-on-one appointments. They also help employees understand their options for retiring and all the benefits available to them.
Travis is a licensed pharmacist with Know Your Rx Coalition. He has been a pharmacist with the Coalition since 2015 and prior to this was a staff pharmacist for the KY Clinic Outpatient Pharmacy. He enjoys speaking with patients and helping them understand their medications – both the pharmaceutical logic behind each prescription as well as how the patient could save money by switching to a safe, effective, cheaper alternative.
We're also bringing in a representative from Social Security Administration as part of our annual speaker series on retirement planning. You'll receive an overview of Social Security benefits and learn how these benefits are calculated and how to apply. In this session, you’ll gain more perspective about the right age — for you — to retire.
Speaker: Lyman "Russ" Russell, Lexington District Manager for Social Security Administration
With a 28-year career in Social Security Administration, Russ manages the Lexington district. His Lexington and Richmond offices serve thirteen nearby counties. Visit the Social Security website for planning resources including a retirement estimator.
NOTE: Sessions are open to UK employees only. Spouses are not eligible to attend. However, sessions will be posted online in the weeks following the conference.
Registration has now closed for the Retirement Conference event on Monday, Oct. 2. The UK Retirement Health Benefits presentation will be recorded and available on the website soon. If you have not registered for the livestream presentations and would like to participate, please reach out to UK Benefits at 859-257-9519, select Option 3.