DRS retirement planning seminars are for members who are within five years of retirement. Seminars are held from 9 am to 2:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays at various locations throughout the state. If you're unable to attend one of these sessions, we also offer prerecorded seminars online.
These seminars are designed to provide a broad range of information you need as you near retirement. They will help you understand the details of your retirement benefits by learning how VEBA (Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association), health insurance, deferred compensation and your pension work.
These are group presentations. Individual appointments with DRS retirement specialists can be made by email or by calling 800-547-6657 or 360-664-7000.
Please note: LEOFF Plan 1 and WSPRS Plan 1 benefit information is no longer offered at DRS seminars. For retirement planning assistance in these plans, we encourage you to:
Please be advised that organizations not affiliated with, nor invited by, DRS may have information tables at or near the seminar.
What to bring: Please note that printed materials are not provided at these seminars. To review, download or print seminar materials, visit the Seminar Preparation page. You are encouraged to come prepared to take notes.