March 5, 2009

New retirement Incentive program is focus of March forums

The new Staff Retirement Incentive (SRI) program, announced Feb. 27 by Vice President for Human Resources Mary Opperman, has generated a much interest across campus. To help answer questions about the program, Opperman will host open forums each Friday in March for anyone interested in learning about this program (see below for schedule). Benefit Services staff also will be on hand to provide information on the benefits available for those retiring through the SRI. No registration is necessary.

This past week, employees who are eligible for the SRI received packets of information, which also are available at http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/newRetirement.

Key features of the SRI program:

Who is eligible for the new retirement incentive program?

Getting your questions answered

The following open forums on the Staff Retirement Incentive Program (SRI), hosted by Mary Opperman, vice president for human resources, are open to the entire Cornell community. Staff members from Benefit Services also will be available to answer questions. No registration is necessary.

Every spring and fall, Benefit Services offers the Pre-Retirement Seminar Series to help faculty and staff plan for a financially secure retirement. Staff members in the endowed or statutory colleges are encouraged to attend a session. Bring your "Retirement and Beyond" brochure; it is the "textbook" for the session. To reserve a space at one of these sessions, register online at http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/benefits/registration or call 607-255-3936.

Statutory Benefits Presentations:

Endowed College Benefits Presentations:

Benefit Services strongly recommends that employees contact one or more of the investment companies below when seeking advice about the allocation of their retirement accounts and how best to use their accumulations to meet income needs.

Vendor

For a Personal
Appointment

General
Information

Web Site

TIAA-CREF

Fidelity Investments

ING

MetLife

800-732-8353

800-642-7131

888-883-6320

315-521-1830

800-842-2776

800-343-0860

800-677-4636

800-560-5001

www.tiaa-cref.org

www.fidelityatwork.com

www.ingretirementplans.com/custom/suny

http://www.metlife.com/suny