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Preparing for a successful retirement is one of the biggest financial responsibilities you will face. UC offers a comprehensive array of retirement benefits, savings programs and educational and counseling resources to help you plan for retirement.

UC’s primary retirement benefits provide a strong foundation, with costs shared by you and UC. Voluntary savings programs and retirement planning resources give you the tools to save even more toward a financially secure future. For more information, visit Your Retirement Benefits webpage.

Financial Education and Guidance

UC offers retirement services and tools to assist faculty and staff in career-long financial planning for retirement. You may register for financial education classes/workshops or you can schedule a one-on-one financial consultation with a Fidelity Investments Retirement Planner.

Financial Education Class
  1. Click the registration button below

  2. Choose your location or select live webinars
  3. Select the class or webinar on a date that works best for you
  4. Register for the class

Focus on Future Workshop Registration

One-On-One Consultation

Individual financial planning is also available throughout the year. You may schedule One-on-One Retirement Counseling with a Fidelity Investments Retirement Planner by calling (800) 558-9182. For more information on the UC Retirement Savings Program offered through Fidelity Investments, visit or contact Fidelity Investment's customer service at (800) 642-7131.

Are You Ready to Retire?

Regardless of what stage you are in for planning your retirement, whether it's in the next few months or even the next year or so, the first step of the process should be to view the Preparing for Retirement video. This presentation provides an overview of your UC retirement benefits, examples of retirement benefits, calculations, and information about what you need to do to retire from UC. It consists of 8 brief modules. The full presentation lasts about 60 minutes, but you can easily view those specific sections that interest you.

The What to do if You're Preparing for Retirement website will walk you through the step-by-step process to help you complete the application process and the election of your retirement benefits.

The UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) is your resource to learn about the overall Retirement Plan, including: Retirement Savings Program, Retiree Health & Welfare Benefits, and how to enroll in the plan. You will also be able to find valuable links to additional resources including the UC Focus on Your Future.

Pre-Retirement Information and Resources

Human Resources recommends that faculty and staff contact RASC with their initial retirement questions. However, if you should have any additional questions, HR will have a dedicated staff member available to provide assistance.

Appointments are available throughout the year and take place in the Human Resources Central Benefits Office located at University Village, Suite 208. To schedule a confidential pre-retirement 30-minute appointment, email the Benefits Office at for assistance.

A Pre-Retirement Information and Resources Checklist is available to assist you in identifying all the necessary information and documents to complete the retirement process.

Throughout the year, faculty and staff have access to resources to help with pre-retirement counseling and financial planning. The following resources are available for you to view on the UCNet website.

Additional Retirement Resources

  • Prudential Life Insurance Conversion Estimator Tool
    Prudential offers a life insurance conversion estimator tool on the Prudential microsite for UC members. This helpful tool allows employees who are considering converting their insurance benefit to preview an estimate of the premiums before they decide to convert. To access the life insurance conversion estimator tool, please click here.

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1201 University Ave., Suite 208
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