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Retirement

retirement information

It's never too early to begin planning for retirement.

Retirement Eligibility

Retirement eligibility guidelines are available! See how to qualify.

Learn about retirement eligibility

Retirement Benefits

WVU employees are eligible to continue many benefits into retirement. 

Learn about retirement benefits

Retirement Income and Phased Retirement

WVU offers several options to help you save for retirement. 

Learn about retirement income options

Frequently Asked Questions

Prepare for your future by exploring the most commonly asked retirement questions.

View retirement FAQs

Resources and Announcements

See the latest in WVU retirement resources and announcements.

View retirement resources 

Your Retirement Road map

Wondering what to do and when? We're here to help.

Plan your retirement road map

WVU Retirees association

Join other WVU retirees for travel, guest lectures, volunteer opportunities and fun!

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Join the WVU Retirees Association

The Association is open to all WVU faculty and staff members who are retired, current employees who are in phased retirement or who meet retirement eligibility from West Virginia University, the WVU Foundation or the WVU Research Corporation. 


Learn more about the WVU Retirees Association

Changing your benefits

You may want to review your benefits and beneficiaries when planning for retirement.

Beneficiary Change

Naming a beneficiary for your life insurance and retirement determines who will receive your policy benefits upon your death.

Qualifying Life Events

Qualifying life events, which end dependent eligibility (such as marriage, divorce or birth of a child), must be reported immediately. 

Learn about qualifying life events

Release of Information

Employees can designate persons with whom the WVU Employee Benefits staff are allowed to discuss their benefits-related information. 

Learn how to authorize release of your information