MetLife to give workshops on special-needs dependents

WUSTL’s Office of Human Resources cordially invites all faculty and staff to an annual workshop on “Planning For the Future of a Child or Other Dependents With Special Needs.”

A representative from MetLife’s Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids will conduct the workshop and discuss a service called MetDesk. MetLife underwrites WUSTL’s life-insurance coverage.

The topics that will be addressed are: eligibility for government benefits, guardianship/

conservatorship, and financial security and funding options.

“Parents of children with special needs, no matter what the child’s age or disability, may have many serious questions about how best to provide for their child’s future,” said Tom Lauman, director of benefits.

“We realize that some employees face unusually difficult planning decisions regarding the welfare of their child, and the most important of those is probably how to provide for ongoing care after their death,” Lauman said.

These workshops will provide important information about developing a personal plan. Please note that even though a MetLife representative will be making the presentation, employees are under no obligation to use a MetLife estate planner.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 22, Medical Campus, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Room 222, noon;

Wednesday, April 23, Danforth Campus, North Brookings Hall, Room 222, noon;

April 24, West Campus, Library Conference Center, Room A/B, noon.

Reservations are not required. For more information, contact your Benefits Department at 935-5931 for Danforth Campus employees or at 362-4929 for School of Medicine employees.