The Pension Boards—United Church of Christ invites people of all ages and retirement planning stages that have accumulation balances in the Annuity Plan to participate in an upcoming Pre-Retirement Seminar to be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9am (Mountain) at First Plymouth Congregational UCC in Englewood, CO.


Member Education: Pre-Retirement Seminar

PBUCC Pre-Retirement Seminars are designed to provide members—both clergy and lay—with important information to help make the transition to a new stage in life as easy as possible.

Throughout the year, the Pension Boards conducts retirement seminars and webinars for individuals and their spouses/partners all over the United Church of Christ. These sessions allow participants to take an active role in financial wellness while helping to maximize the Pension Boards’ benefit plans and programs.

Actively-contributing members of the Annuity Plan can also take advantage of free, robust financial planning tools and education through the EY Financial Planning Center® (EYFPC), by calling the EY Financial Planner Line ® (EYFPL) at 1.877.927.1047, Monday–Friday from 9am to 8pm (Eastern).

For more information about Member Education seminars and webinars, please contact Member Services at 1.800.642.6543.

About the Seminar

This workshop covers several topics, including: how a person can determine whether they can afford to retire; choices people have at retirement; the benefits of Social Security; and an overview of UCC benefits plans, including EY Financial Planning Services®, which is available to actively-contributing members of the Annuity Plan at no cost.

“It is our privilege to serve all of our members with the tools they need to achieve financial wellness and to secure their retirement,” said Wynonia Leak, Director, Employer Development and Member Education for PBUCC. “These workshops are designed to engage, inform, and get to the root of what may be causing someone to delay their financial planning. We live in uncertain times, and so it is our mission to help educate our members on how they can become financially secure for years to come.”

Seminar Topics will Include: 

  • How to determine if you can afford to retire
    • Where are you now?
    • Calculating your net worth
    • Family Discussion Checklist
    • E & Y Financial Planning Services®
  • Annuity Options: Your Five Choices in Retirement
    • When to retire
    • Which annuity income option to choose
    • Whom to name for survivor benefits
    • Basic or Participating Annuity
    • Do you want a partial lump sum withdrawal?
  • Social Security Benefits
  • UCC Benefit Plans Overview
    • UCC Medicare Supplement Plan
    • Prescription Drug Benefit
    • Dental
    • LIDI
    • Vision
    • Assistance for low-income retirees who qualify
  • Opportunities in Retirement
    • New Beginnings
    • Finding a place to live
    • Vocation
    • Employment


Here’s what some members had to say about the Seminar:

“It far exceeded my expectations. It made me realize how little I knew about retirement planning. This seminar gave me all the tools I need to move forward toward retirement.”

“[It] helped us determine if we can retire and be financially secure.”

“[It] answered many questions we had about what we will receive and how to apply for pension and social security.”

“[The seminar] was well worth attending. The presenters were very knowledgeable.”

“Get the word out in an even more assertive way to clergy so they know all these fabulous helps are available as [they] face retirement!”