Think you’re getting close to retiring? The Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies' survey of American retirees and pre-retirees found the median age when Americans retire is 62 years old. Those who retire later in life usually do so by age 67. If you’re thinking about retirement—if you’re emotionally ready to quit working and start traveling, playing in your garden, going to events you couldn’t previously attend during the day—consider joining the UNM Retiree Association (UNMRA), your voice as a retiree to UNM’s administration, the Board of Regents, and the New Mexico State Legislature.
Why join this inexpensive association? Two benefits stand out for current Association members. UNMRA makes sure retirees receive updates on new policies, or changes in policies, affecting them. In particular, UNMRA pays close attention to any proposed changes in benefits for retirees. If the changes are beneficial, they will be supported. If they are not, the Association works with University authorities and state legislators to make necessary changes.
And yes, you can join now! Any currently employed UNM faculty or staff member eligible for retirement or within one year of eligibility may become a member of the Association upon payment of annual dues. Only UNM retirees shall vote, be members of the Board of Directors, or hold office in UNMRA. Retired UNM employees, for the purpose of being eligible for membership in the Association, shall include retired employees of all branch campuses, foundations, and other affiliated organizations of the University.
How do you join? For $15/year, you can join, vote, serve on the Board, attend events, meet your friends, and keep up to date with what’s going on at UNM. Go to the membership website and click on Join Now! Joining takes only a few minutes.
So if you’re thinking retirement, think UNMRA. The Association can help you with your transition to retirement and keep helping you as you enjoy the opportunities retirement offers. Contact us via our website: retiree.unm.edu, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 505-277-3187.