Events and Workshops

Health Benefits Workshop

This workshop is for employees who are interested in learning more about their benefit options—medical, dental, life insurance, disability benefits, and pre-tax flexible spending accounts—and would like assistance before completing their enrollment online. This workshop complements New Employee Orientation by providing detailed benefits information. New employees should plan to attend the earliest session following their start date at the University.

Registration is required, and you can register online. If you have questions, call 612-624-8647 to reach Employee Benefits.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, August 24 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. 210 Donhowe, East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Friday, September 23 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. 210 Donhowe, East Bank of the Minneapolis campus

Online Presentation

If you are not able to attend a scheduled workshop, you can view the slides for the Health Benefits Workshop presentation.

Slides with notes: (PDF)

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Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS)

This online presentation is for eligible civil service and labor represented staff who want to learn more about their mandatory retirement plan. Eligible staff are covered under the General Plan in the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS)

Narrated presentation: (Desktop) (Mobile for iOS 6+, Android Browser 4.4.2+)
Slides with notes: (PDF)

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Voluntary Retirement Program

All faculty and staff who are paid on a continuing basis are eligible to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan and the Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan — two voluntary retirement plans offered through the University that allow you to contribute on a pre-tax basis toward your retirement. Learn about both the similarities and differences between these two plans and your investment options.

Registration is required via ULearn.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, June 14 2:30-3:30 p.m. 210 DonhoweEast Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Thursday, August 4 2:30-3:30 p.m. 210 DonhoweEast Bank of the Minneapolis campus

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Online Presentation

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled workshops, choose a link below to view an online presentation about the Voluntary Retirement Programs.

Narrated presentation: (Desktop) (Mobile for iOS 6+, Android Browser 4.4.2+)
Slides with notes: (PDF)

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Pre-Retirement Planning Seminars

The University of Minnesota's annual Pre-Retirement Planning Seminars help you and your spouse prepare for retirement. Watch recent sessions by clicking the links below. You can see links to the presentation handouts when you open the online presentation window.

View the presentation online (video)

View the presentation online (video)

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