Getting Ready to Retire
You’ve been saving for retirement all these years and now the time has finally come. You are ready to retire, but where do you start? Once you have made the decision to stop working, there are still many decisions to make. We have gathered a number of resources to help you on your way, and strongly encourage you to attend a retirement orientation.
In order to be eligible for retiree health insurance and other benefits, retirees must have:
- attained the age of 55;
- completed at least 10 years of continuous benefits-eligible service;
- and their age plus years of service must equal at least 75.
Rule of 55 and 10: Those employees who, as of December 31, 2018, were 50 years old and had at least 10 years of service, will attain retiree benefits eligibility under the legacy rule of 55 and 10 (age 55 plus 10 years of continuous benefits-eligible service).
These comprehensive orientation sessions cover every aspect of your retirement from Georgetown. Orientations are generally held the second Wednesday of each month on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite. (new window)
Retirement Planning Resources
- Retirement Checklist
- Meet with a Retirement Counselor from TIAA, Fidelity or Vanguard
- 2021 Retiree Benefits Guide (new window)
- Taking the Leap Forward: Imagining Your Life After Retirement
- GURP Calculation & Application Request Form
Georgetown University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff
The goal of the Association is to serve as a liaison between retired faculty, AAPs, staff and the University, support its emeriti members’ professional endeavors through retired faculty grants, facilitate social ties through lectures, tours, and cultural activities, provide volunteering opportunities, and reach out to the community through the Learning Community Program.