Retiring From EMU

You've given your best to Eastern, now it's time to do something for yourself. See the eligibility requirements below, based on your employee classification. The process of retirement is pretty simple. Take a moment and view the guide - As You Retire from EMU [PDF]

  • Submit a letter to your supervisor, expressing your intent to retire. A sample notification is available on the Human Resources forms page - Notice of Intent to Retire [PDF]
  • You should inform Human Resources and the Benefits Office.
  • Contact TIAA or MPSERS to discuss your options, if you haven't already done so.
  • Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

Tools

Contact TIAA: 800.842.2252 (8:00 am to 10:00 PM EST)

Link to the TIAA Website

EMU Dedicated TIAA Financial Consultant

Leo Chen
Financial Consultant | TIAA Client Relationships
TIAA
777 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Main Phone: 866.842.2949, ext 253507
Direct Phone: 734.332.3507
[email protected]

For some helpful information from TIAA about making the most of your retirement, you can read their brochure, Making the Most of Your Retirement [PDF].

It's important to know your options for your employer plan money when you move on. Read about those options, in the document Your Money, Your Options, Your Future [PDF] from TIAA.

Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System retirees are eligible for medical, dental and vision through their specific plan. Contact MPSERS through Michigan's Office of Retirement Services website.

New enhancements are coming to our TIAA Plans. You can expect enhanced investment options, reduction and transparency in fees to plan participants, new brokerage window option for savvy investors and Roth post tax option to your 457(b) plan.

For more information, please select a document below:

Please note:

  • The ROTH post-tax savings option will be added to your existing 457b plan.
  • The combined total contributions under your 457b plan, whether on pre-tax basis or post-tax basis (under the ROTH provision) cannot exceed the current IRS maximum.
  • The ROTH does not increase the amount you can contribute annually, per IRS rules and regulations. It simply offers you a post-tax provision.

Emeritus Retirement Information

To gain emeritus status in retirement, you must be nominated by someone in your department after working 15 years at Eastern and it must be approved by the Board of Regents. To read about the benefits of emeritus status, choose if you are faculty [PDF] or staff [PDF].

Retirement Benefits at a Glance

  • Employee Class: AC Expand dropdown

    EMU Retirement Benefit Eligibility: Age 50 w/10 YOS

    Retiree with TIAA - Health Care, paid by retiree: Offered to age 65

    Retiree with TIAA - Dental, paid by retiree: Offered for life

    Retiree with TIAA - Eligible for Medi-Gap after age 65

    Life Insurance: $7,000

    Emeritus Status: 15 YOS with nomination

    View: AC Retirement Overview [PDF]

  • Employee Class: AH Expand dropdown

    EMU Retirement Benefit Eligibility: Age 50 w/10 YOS

    Retiree with TIAA - Health Care, paid by retiree: Offered to age 65

    Retiree with TIAA - Dental, paid by retiree: Offered for life

    Retiree with TIAA - Eligible for Medi-Gap after age 65

    Life Insurance: $7,000

    Emeritus Status: 15 YOS with nomination

    View: AH Retirement Overview [PDF]

  • Employee Class: AP Expand dropdown

    EMU Retirement Benefit Eligibility: Age 50 w/10 YOS

    Retiree with TIAA - Health Care, paid by retiree: Offered to age 65

    Retiree with TIAA - Dental, paid by retiree: Offered for life

    Retiree with TIAA - Eligible for Medi-Gap after age 65

    Life Insurance: $7,000

    Emeritus Status: 15 YOS with nomination

    View: AP Retirement Overview [PDF]

  • Employee Class: CA Expand dropdown

    EMU Retirement Benefit Eligibility: Age 50 w/10 YOS

    Retiree with TIAA - Health Care, paid by retiree: Offered to age 65

    Retiree with TIAA - Dental, paid by retiree: Offered for life

    Retiree with TIAA - Eligible for Medi-Gap after age 65

    Life Insurance: $7,000

    Emeritus Status: 15 YOS with nomination

    View: CA Retirement Overview [PDF]

  • Employee Class: CP Expand dropdown

    EMU Retirement Benefit Eligibility: Age 50 w/10 YOS

    Retiree with TIAA - Health Care, paid by retiree: COBRA only

    Retiree with TIAA - Dental, paid by retiree: COBRA only

    Life Insurance: $4,000

    Emeritus Status: 15 YOS with nomination

    View: CP Retirement Overview [PDF]

  • Employee Class: CS Expand dropdown

    EMU Retirement Benefit Eligibility: Age 50 w/10 YOS

    Retiree with TIAA - Health Care, paid by retiree: COBRA only

    Retiree with TIAA - Dental, paid by retiree: COBRA only

    Life Insurance: $7,000

    Emeritus Status: 15 YOS with nomination

    View: CS Retirement Overview [PDF]

  • Employee Class: FA Expand dropdown

    EMU Retirement Benefit Eligibility: Age 55 w/15 YOS or Age 60 w/10 YOS

    Retiree of TIAA - Health Care, paid by retiree: Offered to age 65

    Retiree of TIAA - Dental, paid by retiree: Offered for life

    Retiree of TIAA - Eligible for Medi-Gap after age 65

    Life Insurance: $7,000

    Emeritus Status: 15 YOS with nomination

    View: FA Retirement Overview [PDF]

  • Employee Class: FM Expand dropdown

    EMU Retirement Benefit Eligibility: Age 50 w/10 YOS

    Retiree of TIAA - Health Care, paid by retiree: Offered to age 65

    Retiree of TIAA - Dental, paid by retiree: Offered to age 65

    Life Insurance: $7,000 Age 50 w/10 YOS

    Emeritus Status: 15 YOS with nomination

    View: FM Retirement Overview [PDF]

  • Employee Class: PS Expand dropdown

    EMU Retirement Benefit Eligibility: Age 50 w/10 YOS

    Retiree of TIAA - Health Care, paid by retiree: COBRA only

    Retiree of TIAA -  Dental, paid by retiree: COBRA only

    Life Insurance: $7,000

    Emeritus Status: 15 YOS with nomination

    View: PS Retirement Overview [PDF]

  • Employee Class: PT/PE Expand dropdown

    EMU Retirement Benefit Eligibility: Age 55 w/15 YOS or Age 60 w/10 YOS

    Retiree of TIAA - Health Care, paid by retiree: Offered to age 65

    Retiree of TIAA - Dental, paid by retiree: Offered to age 65

    Life Insurance: $7,000 Age 50 w/10 YOS

    Emeritus Status: 15 YOS with nomination

    View: PE/PT Retirement Overview [PDF]

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