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MTA Retirement Workshops- June 16 and June 24


Dear FSU Member,

We’d like to inform you of the following retirement workshops conducted by the MTA’s retirement specialist, Ed McCourt (see his email below). These workshops are for FSU/MTA members only.


Caroline Coscia                                 Jeff Melnick

FSU President                                   FSU Vice President

Senior Lecturer II                              Professor

Political Science                                American Studies

For information on the FSU, links to our contract and bargaining updates, and a calendar of events, see the FSU webpage

I’d like to advise you and the FSU membership at UMB of two opportunities for retirement consultation this month.  On Thursday, 6/16 and Friday, 6/24, 40-minute individual sessions are available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For those just now hearing about retirement consultations, these sessions assist members in securing answers to retirement questions as they relate to the member’s specific situation.  For example:

- Given my age and my service, when is the best time for me to retire?

- I’ve heard that members may be able to “buy back” service. Might I have a buy back opportunity?

- I’m involved with the Section-60 option for transfer into the MSERS?  Where I am in this process?

- Why take option “C” instead of Option “A” or “B”?

- How will my Social Security benefit be affected by my MA pension?

- Where will I stand with health insurance in retirement?  Will I be going into Medicare?

- As I move toward retirement, what, if any options, exists for me to enhance my retirement benefit?

Interested members should, click on this link and register (There is an image of the link’s display at bottom. Members start by clicking on the tab to the left, going the June calendar and clicking on either date). 

Registration requires a member’s name and email, a best phone contact, the member’s campus affiliation, the member’s MTA numberfound on the wallet-sized membership card, and preference for a call or online Meet (Zoom-like) session.  Once completed, a confirmation email is generated.     

If neither of these days is suitable or if all slots are taken, members should email me directlyI will place their names on an email list to receive announcements of additional summer ‘22 retirement consultation opportunities. 


Ed McCourt 

Ed McCourt

MTA Retirement Consultant – Higher Ed