When and How to Apply for Retirement Benefits
Change is inevitable –that last day of work will come, one day. While some life circumstances are beyond our control, there are many steps toward retirement we have some ability to manage and shape. These website links may assist you in this retirement planning journey.
Partners Human Resources and Benefits Intranet site will lead employees to entity websites for information related to retirement. See entity intranets or call your benefits office for details.
The following organizations are not currently on the Partners HR/benefits sites and instead maintain their own benefits sites:
Martha’s Vineyard Hospital/Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Neighborhood Health Plan
Federal Government Retirement Benefits
Social Security The official federal government website that offers information about federal benefits (including Medicare health insurance and social security) and online application procedures.
How to Apply Online For Social Security Benefits
Retirement Age Calculator – Find Your Full Social Security Retirement Age
Health Insurance Resources
Massachusetts Heath Connector website is a resource for Massachusetts residents searching for health and dental insurance plans. The 2017 Open Enrollment Period ended January 31, 2017. However, you can apply at any time of the year for dental plans, if you need help paying for health coverage, or if you experienced a qualifying event such as retirement. https://www.mahealthconnector.org/learn/plan-information/health-dental-insurance-carriers
Medicare (federal health insurance for people age 65 and older or disabled people)
How to Apply Online for Just Medicare Benefits
Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE), a volunteer organization that provides support to people age 65 and over (or disabled persons eligible for Medicare). SHINE offers health insurance information on hundreds of supplemental Medicare plans. Visit the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs at: http://www.mass.gov/elders/healthcare/shine
United States Government As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. They offer resources to help people estimate their retirement benefits, learn about factors that could affect retirement and more.
Retirement Tool Kit
For more information or to discuss retirement concerns please contact Partners Employee Assistance Program at 1-866-724-4EAP.
In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service.
This content was last modified on: 07/13/2017