General Resources, Legal Planning & Videos

General Resources

Attend a virtual Pre-Retirement Program hosted in the Spring and Fall.  Learn about JHU retiree benefits, financial and legal planning, social considerations, Social Security, Medicare, and other aspects of retirement. If you are age 55+ you will receive a direct communication with program details. Webinars are also advertised in Today’s Announcements and Inside Hopkins Medicine.

An in-person Pre-Retirement Conference is tentatively scheduled for June 7, 2023. This event will allow you to meet face-to-face with vendors and benefits service center staff to ask questions and learn about resources.

Watch pre-recorded webinars covering JHU benefits for retirees

  • Insert links for recording, password and handout (handout needs to be added to the HR website’s document library, then Darlene can share the link) for the following:
    • JHU benefits in retirement – learn about JHU benefits available to eligible retirees
    • Retire Right – learn how to make a smooth transition from full-time employment to post-work life including social aspects, where to live and how to spend your time in retirement. Learn about employee benefits available to help with your planning.
    • ? Transitioning to Medicare ?
    • ? Mercer Marketplace 365+ retiree ?


Legal Planning

In addition to a will, there are two other important legal documents all adults should have. The advance medical directive allows an individual to appoint someone to make medical decisions on their behalf if they are unable to. Maryland residents may use a free template available from the Office of the Attorney General. A financial power-of-attorney allows an individual to appoint someone to make financial or legal decisions on their behalf. There are different types of powers-of-attorney that offer very broad or very limited powers and you should choose the one that’s right for you. If you want guidance, an elder law attorney is a professional who can assist you.

Through “JHEAP you and your household family members have access to free legal templates and are entitled to a free, 30-minute consultation with an attorney to answer basic questions.

If you are enrolled in MetLife Legal, you and your spouse may create these legal documents at no cost.