A study by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found the median age of retirement forAmericans is 62 years old, while some retire later in life, usually by age 67. If you’re emotionally ready to quit working and start traveling, or just play in your garden, consider joining the UNM Retiree Association (UNMRA).
UNMRA is your voice as a retiree to UNM’s administration, the Board of Regents, and the New Mexico State Legislature. UNMRA ensures retirees receive updates on new policies, or changes to policies affecting them. In particular, UNMRA pays close attention to any proposed changes in benefits for retirees. The association works closely with University authorities and state legislators to make necessary changes that are beneficial to retirees.
the UNMRA worked last year to include retirees in the larger health insurance
pool, thereby reducing potential premium increases, and this year it monitored
proposed changes to the ERB Defined Benefit Plan and opposed recommendations to
eliminate or reduce changes to planned COLA.
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 UNMRA.
The Association can help you with your transition to retirement and keep helping you as you enjoy the opportunities retirement offers. All retired employees, including branch campuses, foundations, and affiliated organizations of the University are eligible to apply.
Dues are $15 per year. For more information or to join, visit retiree.unm.edu. Contact the association at email@example.com or 505-277-3187.