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To join a webinar, select "Join" 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. No need to register! All listed times are Pacific Time. Most webinars include a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session. Some webinars run a bit longer, so we recommend you choose a time when you'll have 60 minutes available. For more information about joining a webinar, see How to Join a DRS Webinar.

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Plan 2: PERS, TRS, SERS

This DRS webinar is for Plan 2 members of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) and School Employees' Retirement System (SERS). Content will include:

  • How much will my benefit be?
  • When am I eligible to draw my benefit?
  • How can I increase my benefit before retiring?
Tuesday, June 6, at 10 am Join
Thursday, June 8, at noon Join
Tuesday, June 20, at 4:15 pm Join
Wednesday, June 21, at 2:30 pm Join
Tuesday, July 18, at 3:30 pm Join
Thursday, July 20, at 8:30 am Join
Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 8:30 am Join
Thursday, Aug. 10, at 11:30 am Join
Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 4 pm Join
Thursday, Aug. 24, at 8:30 am Join
Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 4:15 pm Join
Thursday, Sept. 7, at 3 pm Join
Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 11 am Join
Thursday, Sept. 21, at 3 pm Join

Plan 2: LEOFF, WSPRS, PSERS

This DRS webinar is for Plan 2 members of the Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ (LEOFF) Retirement System, Washington State Patrol Retirement System (WSPRS) and the Public Safety Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS). Content will include:

  • How much will my benefit be?
  • When am I eligible to draw my benefit?
  • How can I increase my benefit before retiring?
Thursday, June 8, at 4:15 pm Join
Thursday, July 20, at 3 pm Join
Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 11 am Join
Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 am Join

Plan 3: PERS, TRS, SERS

This DRS webinar is for Plan 3 members of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) and School Employees' Retirement System (SERS). Content will include:

  • How much will my benefit be?
  • When am I eligible to draw my benefit?
  • How can I increase my benefit before retiring?
Tuesday, June 6, at 2:30 pm Join
Wednesday, June 7, at 4:15 pm Join
Wednesday, June 21, at noon Join
Thursday, June 22, at 4 pm Join
Tuesday, July 18, at 1 pm Join
Wednesday, July 19, at 2 pm Join
Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 8:30 am Join
Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 1 pm Join
Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 4 pm Join
Thursday, Aug. 24, at 11:30 am Join
Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 4:15 pm Join
Thursday, Sept. 7, at 8:30 am Join
Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4:15 pm Join
Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 1 pm Join

Plan Choice

Which plan is right for you, Plan 2 or Plan 3? During this DRS webinar, we'll discuss Plan Choice. Content will include:

  • How does the plan work (similarities and differences)?
  • What are the benefits of each plan?
  • How much will I contribute?
  • How can DCP supplement either plan?
Tuesday, June 6, at 4:15 pm Join
Tuesday, June 20, at noon Join
Wednesday, July 19, at 8:30 am Join
Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 11:30 am Join
Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 2:30 pm Join
Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 1 pm Join
Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 4:15 pm Join

Deferred Compensation Program (DCP)

During this DRS webinar, we'll discuss DCP, Washington state's Deferred Compensation Program. Content will include:

  • Minimum deferral amounts: Only $30 a month or 1%
  • Income tax reductions
  • Overview of investment approaches
  • How to make account changes
  • When you can withdraw your savings
  • And more!
Wednesday, June 7, at 2:30 pm Join
Thursday, June 22, at 2 pm Join
Tuesday, July 18, at 8:30 am Join
Wednesday, July 19, at 4 pm Join
Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 2 pm Join
Thursday, Aug. 10, at 8:30 am Join
Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 2:30 pm Join
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Distributions from Plan 3

Plan 3 has two parts: the defined contribution you fund and the defined benefit your employer contributes to. During retirement, you could receive two checks — one from each part. Find out more about Plan 3 withdrawals through this webinar.

Thursday, June 8, at 2:30 pm Join
Thursday, July 20, at 10 am Join
Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 1 pm Join
Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 8:30 am Join

Getting Ready for Retirement

Are you within five years of retirement? This webinar reviews the steps to take to prepare and apply for retirement through DRS. Content will also include decisions you are asked to make during the retirement process.

Thursday, Sept. 21, at 1 pm Join

Investment Basics

Whether you’re new to investing or have been a long-time investor, learn more about the basic principles of investing, such as:

  • Setting savings goals
  • Considering your time horizon
  • Identifying your tolerance for risk
  • Diversifying among asset classes
  • Periodically updating investment strategies
Thursday, June 22, at noon Join
Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 1 pm Join

Social Security Basics

Learn the answers to the following questions:

  • Who receives Social Security benefits?
  • What is full retirement age?
  • How does age at retirement affect the benefit?
  • How is the benefit amount determined?

Note: Have your Social Security Benefit Statement available for this webinar. To access it, open a Social Security Account before the webinar and download your Benefit Statement.

Tuesday, Aug. 29, at noon Register A link to the webinar will be sent to you the morning of the event.

To attend, you'll need a computer with internet access and sound. We recommend you join the webinar 10-15 minutes early to test your connection. If you have a microphone, please mute it after you join the webinar. For assistance in joining a webinar, see How to Join a DRS Webinar.

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