What you need
to know as you prepare to retire
Whether you are about to pull the pin or
drop off your final passenger, here is a brief guide to assist
you in applying for and transitioning into retirement. Those
nearing retirement age might also wish to review the articles
below especially with regard to financial planning.
Preparing for retirement can seem like a
second full-time job. For sure, gaining an understanding of and
properly applying for Medicare, Railroad Retirement or Social
Security is no minor task. Understanding your financial needs in
retirement is also of crucial importance.
And staying in touch with your industry
and former co-workers made possible by the UTU Alumni
Association surely has mental health advantages.
The articles below are merely guides.
Ultimately, each retiree is personally responsible for applying
properly for retirement benefits and managing their
Continuing income a concern for retirees
Begin your document search early
Most eligible for $2,000 death benefit
UTUIA helps provide secure retirements
What is Medicare? How do I get started?
Do not become a victim of fraud
Below are phone numbers
and URLs for websites that can help you secure your plans
Insurance Association (UTUIA)
Toll free (800) 558-8842
Toll free (800) 809-0453
(Early Retirement Health Insurance)
Toll free (800) 842-5252
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
Toll free (877) 772-5772
Social Security Administration
Toll free (800) 772-1213
Toll free (800) 633-4227
Toll free (888) 225-7377
Department of Veterans Affairs
Toll free (800) 827-1000