DRS online services not impacted by Heartbleed
Posted April 11, 2014
During the past week, there has been widespread reporting about an Internet security issue called Heartbleed, which may put personal information such as user name, password, communication and transactional data at risk. Secure online services provided by the state Department of Retirement Systems (Online Account Access, Plan 3 and the Deferred Compensation Program) are not vulnerable to the Heartbleed security issue. DRS customers are not required to change their Account Login password(s) as a result of Heartbleed.
Website card sort seeks customer feedback
Posted April 9, 2014
DRS has launched an interactive tool – called a card sort – to gather feedback from customers. We'd like to hear how you would organize the information on the website and what’s important to you. read more.
Annual retirement statements available online
Posted March 4, 2014
If you’re a member of one of the following retirement systems, your 2013 annual retirement statement is now available to you online. read more.
New Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) for 2014
Posted March 3, 2014
New cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for DRS-administered retirement systems and plans have been established for 2014. LEOFF Plan 1 COLAs take effect April 1, 2014. COLAs for all other plans take effect July 1, 2014.
A simple new savings calculator from DRS
Posted February 3, 2014
The DRS website now features a simple and straightforward new savings calculator. read more.
Some retirees may change their named survivor
Posted January 23, 2014
Due to changes in the state’s civil marriage and domestic partnership laws in 2012, you may have the opportunity to change the survivor on your retirement benefit this year (before December 31, 2014). read more.
Resolve to save with DCP
Posted January 9, 2014
Did you resolve to save this New Year? About a third of Americans resolved to save more and spend less in 2013. Here’s how you can plan for success in 2014 with Deferred Compensation. read more.
1099-R tax forms
Posted January 22, 2014
Your 1099-R Form will be mailed by the end of January. If you can’t wait, after January 24 you can get a copy of your 1099-R by logging into Your Retirement Account and then selecting “My Documents.” read more.
Posted January 2, 2014
Reviewing your IRS tax withholding has never been easier. We now offer several tools to help you make informed decisions regarding your withholding tax. read more.