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Having a successful retirement means balancing retirement saving with your other life goals, and making retirement saving a top priority. To archive the best results, planning early and more aggressively provides the best advantage.

Contact: retirement@unitedafa.org


Retiree Benefits Video

Retirement FAQs PDF icon

Retirement Frequently Asked Questions (November 2015)

2017 Retiree Insurance Rates PDF icon

These documents have all of the 2017 insurance rates for retirees as indicated:
- Pre-merger CO/CMI retired August 29, 2016 and earlier
- Pre-merger UA retired June 30, 2003 and earlier
- Pre-merger UA retired between July 1, 2003 and August 30, 2016
- Pre-merger UA retired August 31, 2016 and later
- Flight Attendants hired August 12, 2016 and after, and pre-merger CO/CMI Flight Attendants retiring August 30, 2016 and later

2016 Retiree Insurance Rates PDF icon

This document has all of the 2016 insurance rates for retirees (retirees after 6/2003), and it includes all of the HMO rates for all company service bands, coverage bands, and both pre and post Medicare eligibility.

Saving for Retirement

July 2006 - All about saving for retirement and how to get started.


April 2003 - Eligibility information.


Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith produced a documentary for PBS Frontline entitled, "Can You Afford to Retire?", which includes an in depth review of United's pension default.

Saving for Retirement

Locating Retirement Savings Information

July 31, 2018 - AFA Article

401(k) Automatic Escalation Program versus Fidelity Annual Increase Program

July 27, 2018 - AFA Article

Fidelity Notifies Employees of Reduction in Annual Plan Level Fee

July 27, 2018 - AFA Article

Changing your 401(k) Contributions – Automatic Escalation

April 25, 2018 - AFA Article

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