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Schedule of Retirement Events

Retiring from Boise State – Workshop

Presented by Camile Mick, HR Benefits

Date: Monday, March 25th
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Bishop Barnwell Room – Student Union Building
Open to: Boise State Employees 55 and older.

Are you starting to plan your retirement from Boise State?
This workshop offers an overview on how the exit process works and information regarding your retirement benefits.

To Register: Please click here to register for the retiring from Boise State workshop and submit no later than 3/22/19.

Schedule a meeting with TIAA representative

Marilyn Huang will be on campus April 2 and April 3, 2019.

No matter where you are in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a
session with Marilyn Huang can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no
additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions
and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Register for one of the sessions at or calling 800-732-8353, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).
We look forward to working with you!
View TIAA’s April evite here

Getting Started with Medicare

SHIBA – Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
Presented by Colleen Van Winkle

Date: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Student Union Building – Lookout Room
Open to: All Boise State employees approaching Medicare age.

Human Resource Services is presenting a retirement workshop for Boise State University employees that are 60 years of age or older.

Learn the basics of Medicare, how to decide when to enroll, what supplemental coverage to consider, and where to find other resources.

Please complete a registration for Getting Started with Medicare workshop no later than May 3, 2019.

Space is limited to 50 attendees. Please sign up early to ensure a seat.
If you would like to attend, but the online registration is closed, please contact and we will notify you if a space becomes available.

You are welcome to bring a lunch to the workshop.

Investing in your Retirement Workshop

Presented by Ali Beldon with PERSI Choice

Date: Thursday, May 9th
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Bishop Barnwell Room – SUB
Open to: PERSI Eligible Employees

Do you know how much of your pre-retirement income you will need in retirement?

Do you know how much of your pre-retirement income you are on track to replace in retirement?

If you are interested in these answers and want to learn more about the tools available to help you plan for your retirement, register to attend this informative workshop. Ali will assist you in navigating the Retirement Calculator:

For the most accurate calculations, bring your most recent paystub and preferably know your login to your account. This won’t be necessary in order to attend this workshop, but it will make the projected numbers more exact this way.

Please register for the Investing in your Retirement workshop no later than 5/03/19. Please be sure to register early to ensure a spot.

PERSI Ready…

Presented by PERSI representative, Maria Quitugua

Ideal for employees new to PERSI, or those who want a refresher on the basic plan.

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Student Union Building – Bishop Barnwell Room
Open to: All PERSI members

    This workshop covers:

  • Defined Benefit
  • Eligibility
  • Beneficiaries
  • Contribution Rate
  • Vesting
  • Interest and more

Please register for PERSI Ready Workshop no later than May 17, 2019.


Presented by PERSI representative, Maria Quitugua

Designed for employees that are mid-career or later who are now starting to consider what retirement means to them and the benefits PERSI offers.

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Student Union Building – Bishop Barnwell Room
Open to: All PERSI members

    This workshop covers:

  • Choice Plan
  • Death Benefit
  • Disability Benefit
  • Retirement Formula
  • Rule of 90
  • Purchase of Service and more

Please register for PERSI Set Workshop no later than May 17, 2019.


Presented by PERSI representative, Maria Quitugua

Great for those employees who are close to retirement, this will help them understand their options and the retirement process for PERSI.

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Student Union Building – Bishop Barnwell Room
Open to: PERSI members within five (5) years of retirement

Individual Benefit Estimates will be provided if you register no later than May 10th.

Space is limited to 50 attendees. Please register for PERSI Go! Workshop no later than May 17, 2019.

Additional Retirement Resources

PERSI (Public Employment Retirement System of Idaho);  (800) 451-8228
Informational videos
State employee retirement benefits information is accessible through PERSI, the Public Employment Retirement System of Idaho.  Use the links above to access the website and the PERSI Member Handbook to learn more about the PERSI Base Plan, Choice 401 Plan, and unused sick leave benefits.
TIAA;  (800) 842-2733
On-campus Appointments: Boise State’s TIAA representative makes appointments with employees to review plan and investment options and assist with financial and retirement planning.

Please contact TIAA at 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment with a TIAA retirement representative.
On-Demand Online Education :  In addition, TIAA’s financial education web seminars provide a convenient, online alternative to a live seminar. You can access these seminars by clicking

Retirement Tools & Calculators: Access TIAA-CREF’s online tools and savings calculators by clicking:

VALIC;  (800) 448-2542
Personal Appointments:  Jennifer Braun-Blanco is Boise State’s VALIC representative. She is available for individual meetings on or off campus.
Her contact information is:, 208-859-2728.

Online Retirement Educational Information:   Click on this link to learn about financial planning, understanding financial products, creating a financial plan or a retirement plan, adjusting investments for retirement and to view video profiles.
Retirement Tools & Calculators: You can access VALIC’s online tools & savings calculators by clicking
The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare, with the latest information on Medicare enrollment, Medicare costs and coverage, and other helpful tools.
SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors)
SHIBA offers free services for people enrolling in Medicare, and selecting Medicare supplement coverage. For senior health insurance information, counseling, and assistance, call toll free within Idaho 1-800-247-4422, Idaho Dept. of Insurance, 700 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83720.

Social Security Administration

Local office: 208-321-2900, 1249 South Vinnell Way, # 101, Boise, ID 83709