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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 HealthCare

Partners Ask my HR will provide employees information related to their retirement from a Partners entity.  Call 1-833-275-6947 for details. 

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 2018 Open Enrollment Period ends January 23, 2018. 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.

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:

United States Government  As the U.S. government's official web portal, 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 Resources

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: 11/07/2017

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