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.



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

Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at subsidiary of Alaska Airlines

December 21, 2022 - AFA Article

Confirming your Beneficiary Designations – Life Insurance & 401(k) Accounts

July 1, 2022 - AFA Article

VSL-B Part 1 - Participants and Benefits

May 17, 2022 - AFA Article

Scheduling Action Addressing Medical & Religious Reasonable Accommodation Grants

November 12, 2021 - AFA Article

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