Subject: DRS Email 13-006, Washington Saves Week

  • Notice No.: 13-006
  • Date: February 26, 2013
  • Applies to: All Employers
  • Subject: DRS Email 13-006, Washington Saves Week

Are your Employees as Smart as a Retiree?

They can find out During Washington Saves Week, Feb. 25 – March 2

Have your employees ever wondered how the ones who retired right, got it done?

During Washington Saves Week 2013, your employees are invited to drop by the DRS website to learn how to become as smart as a retiree. From Feb. 25 – 28 they’re invited to watch fun videos on the DRS website that will show them ways to maximize their retirement savings while reducing their taxes. At the end of the week on March 1, they can use what they learned all week to play Are you as Smart as a Retiree?

We have also attached two posters that you may use. One markets the DRS website and the other DCP.

If you’re a public employer who participates in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP), invite your employees to Watch this short video to hear what folks are saying about the program.

Contact DCP today for more information: 888-327-5596 or www.drs.wa.gov/dcp

Please feel free to forward the information below to your employees:

Are you as Smart as a Retiree?

Find out During Washington Saves Week, Feb. 25 – March 2

Have you ever wondered how the ones who retired right, got it done?

During Washington Saves Week 2013, you are invited to drop by the DRS website to learn how to become as smart as a retiree. From Feb. 25 – 28 you’re invited to watch fun videos on the DRS website that will show you ways to maximize your retirement savings while reducing your taxes. At the end of the week on March 1, you can use what you’ve learned all week to play Are you as Smart as a Retiree?

Did You Know?

  • Fewer than 50% of Americans say they have a savings plan with specific goals.
  • Only 66% of Americans spend less than their income and save the difference.
  • Only 66% of Americans have sufficient emergency funds for unexpected expenses like car repairs or a doctor’s visit.
  • Finances are employees’ #1 cause of stress, which leads to higher health care costs for organizations and negatively impacts employee productivity and morale.
  • Employees who learn how to effectively manage their benefits are more empowered, more engaged, and more satisfied with their compensation, benefits, and overall jobs.

Washington Saves Week is an opportunity to learn good savings behavior and assess plans for saving. This year get the tools you need to either put a plan together or renew your retirement savings goals.

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