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Retiree Benefits

Whether you are a current retiree or in the planning stages,
a wealth of information is available at your fingertips.
Wondering where to start in the planning process?

The Retirement Checklist can help!

Retiree Changes for 2021

Beginning January 1, 2021, we will be introducing a University-sponsored Medicare Marketplace through Via Benefits (a Willis Towers Watson Company) for retirees over 65. Read more about the changes and get prepared for selecting your benefits for 2021. View the full University Announcement of the health care changes for 2021 for more details about this decision.


People are living longer than ever. Advances in medicine & technology are not only helping us live longer, but live better as well. A healthy and happy retirement requires careful planning. At the U of R, we are committed to supporting you through this process and beyond.

Retirement. Ever. Better.

The Office of Total Rewards presents The Retiree Spotlight! Staying connected to our University of Rochester retirees is important to us. To show how much we appreciate them and their years of dedication to the University, we’ve given our retirees the opportunity to tell us who they are, how long they’ve been with the University of Rochester and what they are up to now. We thank you for your hard work and years of dedication!

Marlene Kreiley. After 20 years at the University of Rochester, Marlene retired August 20, 2018 as secretary in the Academic Records Department in the College Center for Advising Services located in Lattimore 312. Marlene misses the students. She loved seeing the smiles on their faces when she successfully helped them and their appreciation made her day. Retirement gives her more time to do anything she wants to whenever she wants to do it and gives her more time to choose to do nothing. Now she knows what spontaneous means. Marlene is loving being at home as retirement gives her a chance to explore and discover again the activities and hobbies she didn’t have time to enjoy while working. She loves knowing she has the time to renew her skills in drawing and writing. Marlene appreciates the time she now has to read and working in the shop with the Master Woodworker, her husband. During retirement, Marlene is especially enjoying spending more moments with her children and grandkids. Marlene and her husband are traveling, whether it’s short rides around Rochester and around New York State to places they have always wanted to visit or taking scenic train trips as far as the west coast. Marlene now enjoys being able to enjoy watching the snow storm from her home rather than trying to get to work in it!

Retiree Spotlight Archive


Informational Sessions:
We recommend that employees nearing retirement attend an informational session 6 months – 1 year before your anticipated retirement date. Not able to make it to one of our informational sessions? Not a problem! Here is our presentation to help you learn about eligibility, health & dental benefits and other benefits available to retirees: