Whether at the beginning of a career or nearing the end of it, your employees have important decisions to make that will impact their quality of life in retirement. Good information, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered by experts, is the key to making those decisions.
The DRS Education & Outreach (E&O) team travels across the state to increase awareness of retirement benefits and to promote retirement education for your employees.
The team presents complex retirement information in an easy-to-understand manner, answers questions and helps your employees better understand their retirement benefits and options. As you know, it's never too early or too late to plan for retirement.
We offer educational presentations on retirement system benefits and the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). We visit you on-site and can talk with your employees about one or both topics. We have expanded Plan 3 education to include Plan Choice and Withdrawing from Plan 3.
In conjunction with group presentations, we are available to conduct one-on-one appointments scheduled for 15 to 20 minutes. Typical topics discussed include:
We also attend various events, such as benefit fairs, new employee orientations, staff meetings, conferences, etc., to share information and help make the event a success.
Each month, we offer webinars on Plan 2, Plan 3, Plan Choice and DCP. Each quarter, a Social Security Administration representative provides a webinar on Social Security.
We host retirement seminars around the state. Designed for employees who are within five years of retirement, these seminars present information about Social Security, Medicare, retiree health insurance options, VEBA, retirement system benefits and DCP.
We offer a limited number of Benefit summits. Designed for early and midcareer employees, these summits focus on retirement benefits, DCP, Social Security and investment basics. Contact your area’s representative to find out whether any Benefit Summits are currently scheduled.
Our team will partner with you to promote retirement planning for your employees. To find out how to join DCP, to schedule on-site education for your employees or to communicate with your E & O team representative, open the state map or call DRS at 360-664-7005 or 800-547-6657, Option 1, ext. 47005.
Retirement planning information is also is also available in our Lifetime Retirement Planning section: