Continuing Education header - 2018

Retirement Series for Future and Current Retirees

As retirement nears, many future and current retirees realize that they have many unanswered questions, increasing the anxiety that comes with retirement. Continuing Education at Triton College has designed three low-cost three-hour programs especially for those who are not sure about the realities of retirement. Each of our courses are three hours long, convene on Saturdays, and cost just $20. For more information on location and time please visit our homepage and download the current Continuing Education Guide.

Please take a look at our three retirement courses below...

Affording Retirement (RET C01)
Looking to explore if retirement is an option? This course will assist attendees in evaluating their readiness for retirement with several self-evaluation exercises. Once the exercises are complete, attendees will be introduced to the Ten Critical Questions related to retirement readiness. These are the essential questions that every retiree must answer before embarking on a successful retirement. We will cover how benefits are calculated, the nuances of Social Security, how benefits are taxed, benefits for spouses or widows and what happens to benefits if you are working. The basics elements of estate planning will be covered and students will be encouraged to conduct their own estate analysis.
Health Care in Retirement (RET C02)
There are many options for healthcare benefits when exploring retirement. Medicare: Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (Medical Insurance), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), and Part D (Prescription Plans) will be reviewed and discussed, as will supplements and the different choices available. Students will receive an overview of long-term care insurance and the four most common strategies used to protect estates from the high costs of long-term care. (OLD)Health Care in retirement can seem like a complex maze. This course is designed to help students understand Medicare Parts A&B, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, Medicaid and Long-Term Care insurance. A basic understanding of these health care options will help students make informed decisions and maximize any health care related benefits.

Financial Management in Retirement
(RET C03)
There are various financial elements to manage while in retirement such as investments, taxes, income needs, and insurance requirements. Examine the implications of retirement accumulation and distribution planning. Different types of qualified retirement plans, IRAs, and distribution rules will be reviewed. Managing taxation in retirement is briefly covered along with examining risk management. Students will assess risks to their life, health, and property.

Important Links
   • Register for a Continuing Education Course
   • Continuing Education E-Form (General Petition)
   • Become a Continuing Education Teacher
   • Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Triton College
School of Continuing Education
2000 Fifth Ave.
River Grove, IL. 60171

Times, dates and costs listed are subject to change. All tuition fees are subject to revision by the Triton College Board of Trustees without prior notice.