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UK employees invited to attend retirement conference events

Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2023) — University of Kentucky employees considering retirement soon — or who just want information on retirement — are invited to attend retirement conference events from UK Human Resources in October.  

“The retirement series is a wonderful opportunity for our employees nearing retirement to gain knowledge on areas such as retirement income, health insurance and health and well-being,” said Gail Carbol, HR benefits manager. “One of the most popular sessions is on retirement health benefits offered by the UK retirement officers, Terri Kanatzar, Hannah Farmer and Coleman Simpson, who organize the conference and work one-on-one with employees preparing to retire. Employees want a better understanding of the retirement eligibility and process, as well as costs of their insurance.”  

The sessions for the conference are: 

  • Monday, Oct. 2: Social Security and UK Benefits, 8 a.m. to noon via Zoom and in-person at Gatton Student Center, Harris Ballroom (maximum in-person attendance: 288) 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 3: Retirement Readiness with CAPTRUST, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4: STEPS Employment Post Retirement, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom 
  • Thursday, Oct. 5: Turning Retirement Savings into Income, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom 
  • Monday, Oct. 9: Common Estate Planning Considerations, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom  
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11: Thriving in Retirement: Planning Today for Wellness Tomorrow, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. 

Participants can find out more information and register for all events at

For more information about retirement planning resources, visit the HR website for retirement planning


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