2,500 and counting

Posted 02-Aug-2013

A year ago this spring DRS launched the Online Retirement Application (ORA) and so far over 2,500 members have submitted their retirement application with ORA. If your retirement is coming soon, keep in mind that ORA is convenient and easy to use.

The Online Retirement Application can be reached by accessing Your Retirement Account on the DRS website. Once you’ve signed up (or logged in), simply click the “Apply for Retirement” link on the left hand side of the page and away you go. The application provides detailed instructions to help you complete every step in the process.

If you haven’t seen ORA yet, here are some of the features that will help make the online retirement process as convenient as possible for you:

  • A customized, personal experience based on your retirement system and plan.
  • Retirement planning information and tools.
  • A list of everything you need before you retire online.
  • Lots of access to assistance either through the help text, email or phone.

And once you’re ready to retire, the application will be just a click away, ready for you to complete:

  • Forms will prefill with your information – you don’t need to type in your name, address, phone number and other personal information over and over again.
  • A worksheet to help you determine how your medical, dental and life insurance premiums will affect your monthly benefit.
  • Two calculators – one for help with your federal taxes and the other for purchasing service credit.
  • The retirement tracker will keep you informed about where your application is in the process and the forms you need to complete and return to DRS.

Curious? Log in to Your Retirement Account and check out ORA today. You can also visit the ORA information page on the DRS website for more information.

Applying for retirement really is just a click away.

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