Resources Available for MU and UM Retirees

Effective July 14, 2019

MU Retirees Association (MURA) has compiled this reference list to be of service to MU and UM Systemretirees. However, please note that the information is subject to update and revision by the provider.  Always consult the provider for questions and the most current information. No single list can reliably capture all benefits available to MU and UM System retirees. Consider this reference guide as a starting point to your most basic questions while also exploring the links below, which can lead to more information and resources.  Pay close attention to the final entry, the UM System Total Rewards/Retirement page, where you will find a treasure trove of additional benefits too numerous to mention here in their entirety.  

Business Cards for Personal Use



Retired MU faculty and staff may purchase personal-use business cards with the MU logo using their new title, i.e., “<Former Position>, Retired” or “Professor Emeritus/Emerita.” Go to using either a Firefox or Chrome search engine. Click on “online products,” click on “business cards,” and follow the directions from there. When the form asks for a MO Code, enter “cash”; however, you may pay using your personal cash, check or credit card when the cards are picked up. The address on the card must be MU, but the phone number may be the retiree’s home or cell number.


Email Account and Tech Support – DoIT (Division of Information Technology) Support



Retirees may retain MU and UM email accounts and access tech support.   To enroll, go to   Log in to the self-service portal with your university user ID and password.  Then, select Service Catalog, and search for Retiree Access IT. You will be contacted to re-enroll each year.  (Note:  Emeriti Faculty are automatically enrolled and do not need to follow these steps.) You may also go to and click on the Help icon.  Login to the self-service portal with your University user ID and password and Search for Answers accordingly.

Note: Access to your email may be locked out for 30-45 days while the transition process occurs from active employee email to retiree email. Access will be available again after the 30-45-day period. A Help Desk is available at 573-882-5000 for computer, tech support, and IT-related questions.  


EyeMed Insight Plan D


For retirees whose families are not enrolled in the University’s full-service vision plan, the EyeMed Insight Plan D program offers a 45-60% discount depending on service, if paid at time of service. Visit an EyeMed provider and reference plan number 1015037.


Gustin Golf Course

Jim Knoesel, Director, 573-882-6016,

A.L. Gustin Golf Course may offer discounts if purchased by a given deadline.


International Travel Insurance

Risk & Insurance Management, UM System, 882-8577


Retired faculty and staff traveling abroad on university-related business should refer to the UM System Risk and Insurance Management website for information about university-contracted international insurance and other resources.


Mizzou Recreation Complex (MizzouRec)



Retired faculty and staff are eligible for non-membership rates: $49/month for a two-month minimum contract or $39/month for an annual contract.  Tiger Express memberships (Monday-Friday 5:30 am-12:30 pm, all day Saturday, & no Sunday access) are $38/month for two-month minimum or $28/month for an annual contract.  

MU Alumni Association (MUAA)

Todd McCubbin, Director



Retiree membership rates for seniors (persons age 65 or older) are $40 per individual annually or $55 dual annually. Individual senior life membership is $500, and dual senior life membership is $750.  Membership includes discounts at external merchants.


MU ID cards  


Mizzou Store, lower level behind Tiger Tech


Retirees may continue using the ID card they had as an active employee. If a replacement is needed, a new one may be obtained with “Retiree” on it.


MU Libraries  



All retirees are entitled to circulation privileges with an MU I.D.  Emeritus faculty also have access to interlibrary loan services.


MU Retirees Association (MURA)

Betsy Garrett, President 2020-2021

MURA membership offers a variety of educational and social activities, plus opportunities to connect with other retirees. Membership is open to retirees or those over 55. Membership rates are $12.50/year or $100/lifetime.

OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute



Classes and other learning opportunities are available with a membership or registration fees for Columbia area residents over 50.


Parking & Transportation


Turner Ave Garage, Level 2

$24/year parking pass for selected lots for retirees.  Order online or in person.

Rhynsburger Theater

Jabarbara Jennings, Box Office Manager

573-882-2021 or 882-PLAY (box office)


Two complimentary tickets are available for retirees with MU I.D. for performances at the Rhynsburger Theater Box Office, 129 Rhynsburger.


The Mizzou Store (University Bookstore)


10% discount is available with MU ID card.


Tiger Scholarship Fund (TSF)



TSF matches retiree donations, with the total determining seating and parking privileges.


TigerTech Store & Service Desk


Lower Level, The Mizzou Store in the Student Center


Retirees may purchase computers and accessories.  A Service Desk is available for: computer repair; walk-up support for in-warranty Dell and Apple computers; software installation, general troubleshooting; and ethernet cables, cable television cables, and Network Interface Cards (NICs).

University Optical & Mizzou Optical East

573-884-7710University Optical, inside the main lobby of University Hospital & Clinics

573-884-4568Mizzou Optical East, 3215 Wingate Court, Columbia


20% discount on eyewear including contact lenses.

UM System Total Rewards – Retiree Benefits


The Total Rewards website has information on retiree benefits such as pension, insurance plans (medical, dental, life, vision, and hearing), wellness resources (Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Assistance, Area Agencies on Aging Services, MyHR, and Extension Services), and much more.

Some options of special note include:

Silver Sneakers
Retirees who are age 65 or older and enrolled in University medical plans have access to Silver Sneakers, a free fitness program for seniors. Gym memberships at more than 14,000 locations with unrestricted access are available. Weights, treadmills, pools and other amenities are included. They also offer fitness classes for all abilities led by certified instructors at gyms and other locations.   See:

Real Appeal  (for non-Medicare-eligible retirees)
This online weight loss course is based on decades of clinical weight loss research focused on simple steps combined with personalized tools and support.   See:

Tuition Waiver for University of Missouri CreditCourses

Provided class space is available, retirees may enroll in University of Missouri college-level credit courses and have tuition and certain fees waived.  An application is required.  If approved, 100% oftuition, supplemental fees and student activity fees can be waived for retirees who were benefit eligible employees before retirement. Books and other expenses and costs are paid by the retiree.  See:

Tuition waiver for Spouse/Dependent

Notwithstanding any other provision, if an eligible spouse or an eligible dependent has received a tuition reduction benefit in a course of study during the semester of or immediately prior to the sponsoring employee’s retirement under the University of Missouri Retirement, Disability and Death Benefit Plan, the University will continue to provide a benefit equal to a 50% reduction of tuition in that course of study for up to a total of 140 credit hours of University of Missouri college credit courses, but in no event for a period longer than five years after the employee’s retirement.

NOTE: “Immediately prior to” refers to the semester prior to the sponsoring employee’s retirement. See HR-309 and HR-309Q&A for more details.

Resources for Retirees​ Compiled by MU Retirees Association​
July 13, 2019

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