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Skidmore Retirees

Planning Retirement

Planning for a satisfying life in retirement involves exploration of how to set up finances, obtain the best medical coverage possible, and prepare for new ways of organizing and enjoying the time now available.  The Retiree Initiative Planning Group (RIPG) and Human Resources (HR) organize occasional seminars and offer opportunities to listen to and speak with consultants who specialize in retiree issues.  There are also numerous external resources that can assist those considering retirement and those already retired with decision-making.


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The Retiree Initiative Planning Group sponsors occasional seminars to help retirees make sound fiscal decisions. However, there are also external resources available through the government and retirement planning groups that may also be of use to retirees. We urge you to research on your own to ask questions of the helpful staff in the Human Resources Office if you need additional assistance.


Information about your benefits through Skidmore is available through the HR website, and includes:

  • Retirement Benefits FAQ
  • Retirement Summary Plan Description
  • Links to Vanguard and TIAA-CREF
  • Planing for retirement healthcare costs
  • Phased Employment Policy
  • Yearly healthcare benefits information
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Components of retiree health care can include Medicare, private health insurance and long term care insurance. Explore the topics here for more information.


Living the Life

Retirement presents many opportunities for a change of focus or location. Browse the links here for inspiration.


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With acknowledgement to David Carboni, Ph.D., CFP, of DKC Retirement Associates LLC for his help in compiling these websites.