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Retirement Options

Eastern Kentucky University offers a variety of savings and investment opportunities to assist with retirement planning. Benefitted employees are required to participate in one of the following retirement plans. Plan participation depends upon employment category.

Click here for more information about Supplemental Retirement Options.

Click here to view the recent Retirement Plan Enhancements Presentation (Fall 2019)

Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS)

  • Does not require certification or a 4 year college degree
  • Allows experience to substitute for a college degree

Find out more about KERS

Visit KERS Website | (800) 928-4646

Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS) 

  • Requires either certification or graduation from a 4-year college or university

Find out more about KTRS

Visit KTRS Website | 1-800-618-1687

Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Voluntary Supplemental Retirement Options

For more information about enrolling in an ORP retirement plan, please contact the EKU Benefits office at 859-622-5094 Option 5

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