Staying Informed. Keeping Involved.

The University of Georgia Retirees Association (UGARA) includes all UGA retirees — faculty, staff and administrators — who become members when they officially retire from the university. UGARA's primary mission is to represent the interests of its members.

Through its elected Council, UGARA will keep retirees informed of opportunities for engagement with the university community, of university benefits for which they are eligible, and of other resources available to them.

UGARA now has a Facebook page -- please "like" and share!

See the BENEFITS page for information about same-sex spouse benefits enrollment.


Regents approve health plan premiums for employees and retirees

The new University System of Georgia Retiree Council (USGRC) met May 21, 2015. Here is a summary report from Brahm Verma, UGARA's representative to the Council. [link to Summary Report]

View the presentation by Marion Fedrick, USG Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, at the May 19, 2015 Board of Regents meeting. [link to Personnel and Benefits]

UGARA MESSAGE FOR UGA RETIREES — We have been hearing concerns of UGA retirees and some active employees since the planned changes in how healthcare insurance will be provided in 2016 became known. We want to assure you that the UGA Retiree Association (UGARA) Council and other University System of Georgia (USG) institutions are doing much to understand the proposed transition and see that this change does not affect retirees in ways that compromise accessibility to healthcare. More…

UGARA Letter to USG Vice Chancellor Marion Fedrick

Response from VC Marion Fedrick

Powerpoint Presentation to Board of Regents (11/13/13)

See the USG website for information about 2016 changes in retiree health insurance. []





We are interested in hearing about interesting volunteer work or other activities UGARA members are involved in. Please email news to Communications Chair Sharron Hannon (

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