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UK employees invited to attend retirement conference events

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2022) — University of Kentucky employees considering retirement soon — or who just want information on retirement — are invited to attend UK Human Resources’ retirement conference events 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 Terri Kanatzar, an HR retirement officer who works one on one with employees preparing to retire and organizes the conference. “One of the most popular sessions is on retirement health benefits. Employees want a better understanding of the retirement eligibility and process, as well as costs of their insurance.”   

The sessions for the conference are:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 — Retirement Health Benefits, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., UK Student Center Harris Ballroom. Attendance is capped at 288 people. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 — Paying Yourself: Income Options in Retirement, noon-1 p.m., via Zoom. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 — What Can I Expect from Social Security, noon-1 p.m., UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion A Auditorium and via Zoom.
  • Monday, Oct. 17 — Planning for Mental Well-Being After Retirement, noon-1 p.m., via Zoom.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18 — STEPS Employment Post-Retirement, noon-1 p.m., via Zoom.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 — Turn your Retirement Savings into Income, presented by Fidelity, noon-1 p.m., via Zoom.
  • Thursday, Oct. 20 — The Road to Debt Consolidation, presented by GreenPath, 1-2 p.m., via Zoom.

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

Those attending in-person events at UK HealthCare should complete a COVID-19 screening survey here.

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

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.