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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, April 4, at 4 pm Join
Wednesday, April 5, at 2 pm Join
Tuesday, April 18, at 1 pm Join
Thursday, April 20, at 4:15 pm Join
Tuesday, May 2, at 2 pm Join
Tuesday, May 16, at noon Join
Wednesday, May 17, at 2 pm Join
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

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?
Tuesday, April 18, at 11:30 am Join
Tuesday, May 16, at 2:30 pm Join
Thursday, June 8, at 4:15 pm 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, April 4, at 2 pm Join
Thursday, April 6, at 4 pm Join
Tuesday, April 18, at 4:15 pm Join
Thursday, April 20, at 2 pm Join
Tuesday, May 2, at 4 pm Join
Wednesday, May 3, at 2:30 pm Join
Wednesday, May 17, at 4:15 pm Join
Thursday, May 18, at 2:30 pm Join
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

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?
Thursday, April 6, at 2 pm Join
Wednesday, April 19, at 2:30 pm Join
Thursday, May 4, at 3:30 pm Join
Thursday, May 18, at noon Join
Tuesday, June 6, at 4:15 pm Join
Tuesday, June 20, at noon 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!
Tuesday, April 4, at 10 am Join
Wednesday, April 19, at 4:15 pm Join
Tuesday, May 2, at 10 am Join
Wednesday, May 17, at noon Join
Wednesday, June 7, at 2:30 pm Join
Thursday, June 22, 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.

Wednesday, April 5, at 4 pm Join
Thursday, May 4, at noon Join
Thursday, June 8, at 2:30 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

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.

Monday, April 24, at 1 pm 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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