Retiree Resources

Planning for Retirement

Thinking about retirement? You can get free advice through the university’s Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EFAP). Topics include understanding your pension, knowing the best time to retire, annuities versus life income funds and more. 

Your Pension

Visit the Pension Office for information on the university's pension plans and their benefits. Take a look at our frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you have additional questions, email our pension administrator

Life Insurance 

When you retire you have the option of converting your life insurance from the U of M group plan to an individual plan. For details, contact the Compensation and Benefits department:

Health & Dental Benefits After Retirement

U of M provides health and dental benefits to eligible retired staff members; there are separate eligibility provisions depending on if you are a full-time or part-time retiree and when you retired. 

Note: If you retired prior to 2004 and are turning age 75, you need to find your own supplementary insurance and we can help you with this transition. If you retired after 2004 and are turning 75, you need to pay 100% of your premiums.

Questions? Need assistance filling out your claim? Contact us: 

Your Records 

Please keep your records up-to-date and promptly report changes to the Compensation and Benefits department, such as:

  • home address
  • marital status
  • dependents
  • payroll deductions such as United Way
  • banking



This website is designed to provide information on the main features of the benefit programs. It is for information purposes only, and is not intended to provide you with specific financial, legal, investment, or tax advice. The actual benefit provisions are contained in the Master Contracts issued by the insurers to the University of Manitoba. The University of Manitoba retains the right to modify, reduce, or terminate benefits at any time. In the event of any variation or discrepancy, the contracts will prevail and not the information contained in this website.