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During this DRS webinar, we'll discuss DCP, Washington state's Deferred Compensation Program. Content includes:
Find out more about withdrawing your funds from the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). Content includes:
Which plan is right for you, Plan 2 or Plan 3? During this DRS webinar, we'll discuss Plan Choice. Content includes:
This webinar introduces you to many of the retirement planning tools and resources available on the DRS website. Whether you’re just getting started in your career, you’ve been working for awhile, or you’re nearing the end of your career, you’ll find the help you need to prepare for a successful retirement.
|Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 12 pm||Join|
This DRS webinar is for Plan 2 members of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) and School Employees' Retirement System (SERS). Content includes:
Difficult questions to be sure, but it's important to know the answers. This webinar will provide you with this information.
|Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 12:30 pm||Join|
This DRS webinar is for Plan 2 members of the Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement System (LEOFF), Washington State Patrol Retirement System (WSPRS) and the Public Safety Employees' Retirement System (PSERS). Content includes:
|Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 3:30 pm||Join|
This DRS webinar is for Plan 3 members of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) and School Employees' Retirement System (SERS). Content includes:
Find out more about Plan 3 withdrawals through this webinar. Content includes:
Would you like to increase your retirement benefit payment without working longer? In this webinar find out more about purchasing additional service credit and purchasing annuities.
Identity theft and fraud are becoming more common. It seems there is a new scam to watch for every day. Find out how to protect your information and avoid scams with this presentation from DFI. Content includes:
|Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 2 pm||Join|
Whether you're new to investing or have been a long-time investor, discover more about the basic principles of investing, such as:
|Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 12 pm||Join|
Are you thinking about retiring early? As a Plan 2 or Plan 3 member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), School Employees' Retirement System (SERS) or Teachers' Retirement System (TRS), you have the option to retire early and begin receiving a monthly benefit once you meet the minimum service requirements. This webinar provides information about some of the things you might want to consider before deciding if early retirement is right for you.
Are you nearing retirement? This webinar reviews the steps to take to prepare and apply for retirement through DRS. Content will also include decisions you are asked to make during the retirement process.
Members who are close to retirement might have questions about the application process. This webinar previews the steps to take to formally request an estimate and apply for retirement.
When you apply for retirement, you'll choose from four benefit payment options offered by your plan. This webinar will discuss your options as well as qualifying reasons to change your option after you retire.
Thinking about working after retirement? Find out the potential impact to your Plan 2 or Plan 3 benefit if you return to work for an employer covered by one of the state retirement systems. This webinar is for members of Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), School Employees' Retirement System (SERS) or the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS).
As retirement approaches, you'll want to make some key decisions about your healthcare. Medicare can be an important factor in many of those decisions. If you aren't familiar with Medicare and other available resources, or if you just want to brush up on the topic, this webcast is for you.
See Social Security's publication about Medicare.
|Thursday, Sept. 5, at 11 am||Join|
Learn the answers to the following questions:
Note: Have your Social Security Benefit Statement available for this webinar. To access it, open a Social Security Account before the webinar and download your Benefit Statement.
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Great info. I’m 15 years out from retirement and thought I knew all I needed at this point in my career, but I learned a lot! So glad I took the time to attend and will be listening to other recorded sessions.
Super helpful webinar today – thank you so much. I am going to recommend that my co-workers participate in your future sessions. It was presented in a very clear and organized way. The presenter’s examples were very important to me. Thanks again!
Excellent presentation. Thank you! When I am not at work, I care for my 94 yr old mother so attending an in-person seminar is not usually possible. This was very helpful.
Thank you again for an awesome webinar, everyone left happy for getting their questions answered.
Loved the webinar. The presenter moved along at just the right pace. Not too fast to keep up, but not so slow to be boring. I got tons and tons of good information. Thank you very much for all the tips about things to look at in my account. I’ll be busy.
Loved the presentation. Gave simple examples and resources to get questions answered. Please continue to offer these from time to time.