Retirees, inactive members, beneficiaries and legal-order payees: You can update your address from your online retirement account. Just select “Address” from the welcome screen. If you need to update your name, fill out and send in a printed form as well as a copy of documentation showing the change.
Active members: Update your name and/or address through your employer. That new information will soon appear in your online retirement account.
If you’re a retiree who is receiving monthly paper statements regarding your automatic benefit deposits, you’ll notice a change this fall. Starting with October's benefit payment, DRS will no longer mail the paper statements that have accompanied the monthly direct deposit payments to your account. You’ll receive a paper statement yearly and when changes are made to your account.
This change will make your paperwork load a little lighter while helping DRS reduce the use of paper and make better use of resources. If needed, you can always access an electronic copy of your two most recent monthly statements through your online retirement account, available here through the DRS website.
Statements include your deposit amount and any deductions you have set up. Through the online account you can also print a letter stating your lifetime benefit amount if you need proof of income. If you are unable to use an online account, contact us or call DRS (360-664-7000 or toll free 800-547-6657) and we can help you get the information you need.
If you’ve been receiving monthly statements, the upcoming change is automatic and does not require any action on your part. If you’re a retiree who originally selected the options of few or no paper statements for your direct deposit, you will not be affected by this change. All direct deposit participants always have the option of completely cancelling paper statements and accessing the information online only.