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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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.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 8:30 am Join
Thursday, Oct. 19, at 4 pm Join
Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 2:30 pm Join
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.

Tuesday, Dec. 5, at noon 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?
Thursday, Oct. 5, at 8:30 am Join
Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 4 pm Join
Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 am Join
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’ (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, Oct. 17, at 2:30 pm Join
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, Oct. 4, at 2:30 pm Join
Thursday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 pm Join
Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 8:30 am Join
Thursday, Nov. 9, at 4 pm Join
Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 4 pm Join
Thursday, Dec. 21, at 2 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, Oct. 3, at 11:30 am Join
Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 4 pm Join
Thursday, Nov. 9, at 8:30 am Join
Thursday, Dec. 7, at 1:30 pm Join
Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 4 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!
Thursday, Oct. 5, at 3 pm Join
Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 pm Join
Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 4 pm Join
Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 8:30 am Join
Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 11:30 am 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, Oct. 3, at 4 pm Join
Thursday, Oct. 19, at 1 pm Join
Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4 pm Join
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, Oct. 4, at 4 pm Join
Thursday, Oct. 19, at 11 am Join
Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 8:30 am Join
Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 am Join
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 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
Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 2 pm 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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