Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program (VRIP)

Southeast has continually worked through its budget review process to identify strategic measures for expense reductions and potential revenue enhancements in order to meet budget demands imposed on Southeast Missouri State University. In an effort to reduce personnel expenditures on a voluntary basis, Southeast will offer a Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program (VRIP) benefit.

All questions related to the VRIP should be directed to Alissa Vandeven, Director of Human Resources

avandeven@semo.edu
(573) 651-2855

Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program (VRIP) Provisions and Forms:

VRIP Frequently Asked Questions

VRIP Informational Meetings:

Informational meetings will be held (see schedule below) for eligible VRIP participants.  Pre-registration is not necessary.    VRIP guidelines and application procedures will be discussed, along with a review of retiree health insurance options and MOSERS retirement application and election procedures.  Representatives from MOSERS and UnitedHealthcare will be in attendance and available for employee questions and consultation.  TIAA will be in attendance at the August 30 meeting and available for faculty questions and consultation regarding the College and Universities Retirement Plan (CURP).

Date

Time

Location

August 8, 2017

2:00 p.m.

University Center Program Lounge

August 9, 2017

10:00 a.m.

University Center Program Lounge

August 30, 2017

12:00 noon (common hour)

University Center Redhawks Room

August 31, 2017

10:00 a.m.

University Center Program Lounge

VRIP and Retirement Planning Timeline:

Action

Deadline Date

VRIP Application Window Begin Date

August 15, 2017

VRIP Application Window End Date

October 13, 2017

Post-65 Medicare-eligible Retiree Open Enrollment Begin Date

October 15, 2017

Post-65 Medicare-eligible Retiree Open Enrollment End Date

December 7, 2017

Pre-65 Retiree Health Insurance Enrollment

30 days prior to retirement date

MOSERS Retirement Application Forms Submission Deadline

30 days prior to retirement date


Financial and Retirement Planning Resources:

Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS)
1-800-827-1063
http://www.mosers.org

MOSERS Retirement Application Forms:

MOSERS Retirement Handbooks: https://www.mosers.org/Members/Handbooks.aspx  

CURP Retirement Handbook: https://www.mosers.org/Employers/CURP.aspx

College and Universities Retirement System (CURP)
1-800-842-2252
https://www.tiaa.org/public/tcm/curp

Social Security Administration – Cape Girardeau location
1-866-931-7077
2445 Cape Centre Drive
Cape Girardeau, Missouri  63703

UnitedHealthcare – Pre- and Post-65 Medicare-eligible health insurance plans
http://www.uhc.com
Pre-65 Retiree Plans Customer Service:
1-866-633-2446
Post-65 Medicare-Eligible Retiree Plans Customer Service:
1-800-523-5800

  • NOTE:  Post-65 Medicare Eligible Retiree 2018 Medicare supplement plan provisions and premiums will be finalized by and communicated during the VRIP Informational Meetings.
  • NOTE:  Pre-65 Retiree 2018 health insurance plan provisions and premiums will be finalized by and communicated during the VRIP Informational Meetings.

E4 Health – University’s Employee Assistance Program provider
Financial and Retirement Planning Assistance
1-800-765-9124
http://www.helloE4.com (Username:  SEMO; Password:  guest)

MOSERS and CURP Applications, Retiree Benefits and Insurance – Human Resources Point of Contact:
Holly Bauwens, Assistant Director of Human Resources
hbauwens@semo.edu
(573) 651-5098

Contact

573.651.2206
Fax: 573.651.2108
humanresources@semo.edu
Academic Hall Room 012
Office of Human Resources
One University Plaza, MS 3150
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701