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 TRS Plan 3 member, you have the opportunity in January to change your contribution rate. If you decide to do so, please complete the TRS Plan 3 Contribution Rate Change. Once you have filled out the form, submit it to your employer between January 1 and January 31.
Also, please note that the Internal Revenue Service has provisionally qualified the state of Washington’s TRS Plan 3 with an important condition – that the annual rate change option be removed.
In response, the Select Committee on Pension Policy will recommend a bill to the 2014 Legislature to ensure TRS Plan 3 will remain qualified with the IRS. Under the proposed legislation, TRS Plan 3 members will have the option to change their contribution rates in January of 2014 and once more in January 2015. After that, TRS Plan 3 members would only be able to change their rate when they change employers, as is the case currently with PERS and SERS Plan 3 members.