Pre-Retirement Program and Resources

Pre-Retirement Program

Protecting your retirement savings and investments, having enough money to last a lifetime, and planning for your health care needs are all important considerations in preparing for your retirement from the university.

If you’re aged 55+ or within five years of retirement, you’ll no doubt have questions about how to make a smooth transition from full-time employment to post-work life. Be sure to take advantage of our pre-retirement programs, which offer insight into JHU retiree benefits, legal and financial planning, Medicare, Social Security, and other aspects of retirement.

We offer several opportunities throughout the year to help you develop your individual retirement plan. This year in 2024, we will host our comprehensive, virtual Pre-Retirement Program (PRP) from April 22-May 3, with an in-person fair on June 5 in East Baltimore, and the Fall Virtual Pre-Retirement Program (PRP) will occur September 9-22, 2024.

Recordings Available

The Spring Virtual Pre-Retirement Program took place April 22-May 3, and you are now able to access the webinar recordings and resources.

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Next in-person event: JUNE 5, 2024

Join Benefits & Worklife for a day of pre-retirement planning resources on June 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Turner Concourse in East Baltimore. This year’s theme is Preparing and Building for a Future in Retirement. Whether you are within 10 years of retirement or in your early-to-mid-career, you will find help building your future through a wide range of topics including: JHU benefits in retirement, personal financial planning, reducing stress around retirement planning, Medicare, Social Security, estate planning and more.

Register to attend in person

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.

Through your Securian Financial life insurance benefit you have access to professional services for legal matters, including will prep templates and a free 30-minute consultation per issue, by phone or in an attorney’s office (additional services available at 25 percent discount).