Retirement Outlook for Retirees

The Retirement Outlook newsletter provides valuable information about DRS programs, benefits and services. You can review the current or previous issues by choosing one of the links below.

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Current issue: Winter 2016-2017

Featured article: Annuity purchase window offered for LEOFF, WSPRS retirees who missed out

Also in this issue:

  • Email updates let you know what's going on
  • 1099-R tax forms
  • Retirement benefit payment schedule
  • Protect your personal information
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Summer 2016

Featured article: Sign up for direct deposit

Also in this issue:

  • Email updates let you know what's going on
  • 2016 legislative update
  • Benefit payment schedule
  • Pension notes
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Winter 2015-16

Featured article: Direct deposit for retirees — easier than ever!

Also in this issue:

  • DRS financial reports available
  • Empower Retirement becomes new Plan 3 Record Keeper March 4
  • Legislative session underway
  • Thinking about returning to work?
  • 1099-R tax forms
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Summer 2015

Featured article: Upgrading to serve you

Also in this issue:

  • DCP and Plan 3: still working for you
  • 2015 legislative update
  • Monthly benefit payment schedule
  • What you need to know about pension advances
  • Facts about DRS retirement plans
  • Charitable giving made easy
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Winter 2014-15

Featured article: DCP rollovers permitted even after retirement

Also in this issue:

  • 1099-R tax forms mailed by January 31
  • State Supreme Court issues retirement-related rulings
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  • Monthly benefit payment schedule
  • DRS selects Empower Retirement as DCP, Plan 3 record keeper
  • DRS financial report now available
  • Keep your information up-to-date
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Winter 2013-14

Featured article: Online withholding calculators

Also in this issue:

  • Better choices for better health
  • 2014 benefit schedule
  • Some retirees may change their named survivor
  • Supreme Court hears litigation on annual increases
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Summer 2013

Featured article: Subscribe to automatic email updates

Also in this issue:

  • Is my initial benefit final?
  • Check out the DRS Facebook page
  • Charitable giving made easy
  • Supreme Court to hear litigation on annual increases
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Fall 2012

Featured article: One of our own

Also in this issue:

  • Staying active is key to retirement
  • Automated Deposit: fast, easy, reliable
  • Pension notes
  • CFD: Make a world of difference
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Winter 2011-12

Featured article: It's that time... Tax Time

Also in this issue:

  • Get Automatic Email Notices of DRS web updates
  • 2012 Schedule of Benefit Payments
  • Charitable Giving Made Easy
  • We want to know: What would it take?
  • DCP offers flexibility
  • Send us your travel photo
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Summer 2011

Featured article: Legislative Update

Also in this issue:

  • Summary Annual Financial Report - Available Online
  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions
  • Cost-of-Living Adjustments - an overview
  • Direct Deposit - Now easier than ever
  • Pension Notes
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Winter 2010-11

Featured article: Oldest trooper recalls lifetime of service

Also in this issue:

  • Newsletter goes online with next edition
  • Does DRS makes "house calls"?
  • What's the state of your pension plan?
  • 1009-R form to be mailed in January
  • 2011 Benefit payment schedule
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