Upcoming Webinars

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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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!
Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 8:30 am Join
Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 11:30 am 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:

  • What are the plan similarities and differences?
  • What are the benefits of each plan?
  • How much will I contribute?
  • How can DCP supplement either plan?
Thursday, Dec. 7, at 1:30 pm Join
Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 4 pm Join

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?
Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 2:30 pm Join
Thursday, Dec. 21, at 8:30 am Join

Plan 2: LEOFF, WSPRS, PSERS

This DRS webinar is for Plan 2 members of the Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System (LEOFF), 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?
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 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?
Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 4 pm Join
Thursday, Dec. 21, at 2 pm Join

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 10 am Join
Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 12:30 pm Join

Getting Ready for Retirement

Are you nearing 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 am Join
Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 1 pm Join

Applying for Retirement

Members who are close to retirement might have questions about the application process. This webinar previews the steps to take to formally request an estimate and apply for retirement.

Thursday, Dec. 7, at noon Join
Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 4 pm Join

Medicare

As retirement approaches, you’ll want to make some key decisions about your healthcare. Medicare can be an important factor in many of those decisions. If you aren’t familiar with Medicare and other available resources, or if you just want to brush up on the topic, this webcast is for you.

See Social Security's publication about Medicare.

Tuesday, Dec. 5, at noon 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, at noon Join

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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Here’s what customers are saying about DRS webinars:

Great info. I’m 15 years out from retirement and thought I knew all I needed at this point in my career, but I learned a lot! So glad I took the time to attend and will be listening to other recorded sessions.

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Super helpful webinar today – thank you so much. I am going to recommend that my co-workers participate in your future sessions. It was presented in a very clear and organized way. The presenter’s examples were very important to me. Thanks again!

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Excellent presentation. Thank you! When I am not at work, I care for my 94 yr old mother so attending an in-person seminar is not usually possible. This was very helpful.

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Thank you again for an awesome webinar, everyone left happy for getting their questions answered.

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Loved the webinar. The presenter moved along at just the right pace. Not too fast to keep up, but not so slow to be boring. I got tons and tons of good information. Thank you very much for all the tips about things to look at in my account. I’ll be busy.

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Loved the presentation. Gave simple examples and resources to get questions answered. Please continue to offer these from time to time.

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