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Outlook Summer 2014
Current issue: Summer 2014

Featured article: Connect with DRS

Also in this issue:
Gain sharing, UCOLA case updates
TRS Plan 3 contribution rate change window ending after 2015
Retirement Planning Seminars


Outlook Winter 2014
Issue: Winter 2014

Featured article: Online retirement improvements

Also in this issue:
TRS Plan 3 contribution rate change window
Gain sharing update
Plan 3 Account Access update
Seminar schedule
Better choices for better health
New contribution rates


Outlook Summer 2013
Isue: Summer 2013

Featured article: Retire online

Also in this issue:
Legislative update
Retirement planning seminars
Is my initial benefit final?
Administrative factors changing Oct. 1
Gain sharing appeal
New contribution rates


Outlook Winter 2013
Issue: Winter 2013

Featured article: All-in-one retirement account access

Also in this issue:
Education Annual Statements now available
TRS Plan 3 rate change opportunity
Retirement planning
January plan transfers
Homepage refresh
Same-sex marriage



Issue: Summer 2012

Featured article: Online Retirement Application gets high marks

Also in this issue:
Lights, camera...
Keep your beneficiary designation up-to-date
2012 Legislative session update
Seminar registration
Retired from the city of Seattle, Tacoma or Spokane? DRS needs to hear from you



Issue: Winter 2011

Featured article: Stay Connected with email updates from DRS

Also in this issue:
Annual statements available for education employees
PEBB launches new cost-efficient way to receive communications
Fund Transition Complete
Do you want to decrease your federal income tax obligation? DCP
January brings opportunity for change
We want to know: What would it take to be a 100% satisfied customer of DRS?


Issue: Spring 2011

Featured article: Baby boom generation approaches retirement

Also in this issue:
Legislative Update
New Contribution Rates are scheduled to take effect, for most members, in the coming months
Benefits for Qualified Domestic Partners
Annual retirement statements now available
Fund lineup analyzed
DRS Education and Outreach Team


Issue: Summer 2010

Featured article: Legislature caps busy session with passage of pension-related legislation

Also in this issue:
Quickly build your DCP account with catch-up options
DRS website has a variety of information
Our Central Reception Unit: the voices and faces of DRS
How career transitions affect your retirement benefit and DCP account
Contribution rate changes
National Save for Retirement Week
Fitness clubs offer discounts


Issue: Winter 2010

Featured article: SCPP, LEOFF Plan 2 Board propose legislation

Also in this issue:
Retirement plan data available online
Retirees say planning is the key
DCP can help you save for retirement
Your account information - day or night
Coming soon: Census 2010
2055 Retirement Strategy Fund became available in January
Ready to start planning for retirement?
WSIB corner

Issue: Summer 2009 Legislative Update

Featured article: 2009 Legislative update

Also in this issue:
Administrative factors updated
Public disclosure requests for pension information
Governor appoints new DRS Director
Making it easy to see your future
Web site redesign



Issue: Fall 2008/Winter 2009 Retirement Planning

Featured article: How to plan for your retirement

Also in this issue:
Focusing on the future during a volatile market
How contribution rates are determined
New early retirement provisions now in place
January brings the opportunity for change
DRS unveils new investment options
Are you a PERS member who formerly served as a judge?



Issue: Spring/Summer 2008 Pension Plan Checkup

Featured article: A new feature in Outlook – pension plan checkup

Also in this issue:
Financial Fitness for Life: Live healthy. Retire well.
New early retirement factors available this summer
Your annual statement
Update your beneficiary