To join a webinar, select “Join” 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. No need to register! All listed times are Pacific Time. Most webinars include a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session. Some webinars run a bit longer, so we recommend you choose a time when you’ll have 60 minutes available. For more information about joining a webinar, see how to Join a DRS Webinar.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
Whether you’re new to investing or have been a long-time investor, discover more about the basic principles of investing, such as:
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.
Being a member of more than one DRS retirement plan can seem confusing – especially when it comes to calculating your retirement benefit. And what if you are also a member of a city plan? Content includes:
Note: Participation in DCP does not make you a dual member.
This DRS webinar is for Plan 1 members of the Washington State Patrol Retirement System (WSPRS). Content includes:
|New webinars coming soon|
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.
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.
Per guidance from local health and government officials, Nearing Retirement Seminars offered by DRS are currently available as live online webinars. These half-day sessions are designed for those who plan to retire in the next few years. Be sure to review How to Join a DRS Webinar and join 15 minutes before the session starts. For login or audio assistance, call 360-664-7930.
Also see DRS nearing retirement videos.
|Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9 am||Join|
|Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9 am||Join|
|Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9 am||Join|
|Friday, July 9, 2021 at 9 am||Join|
|Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 at 9 am||Join|
|Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at 9 am||Join|
|Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at 9 am||Join|
|Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at 9 am||Join|
|Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at 9 am||Join|
To attend, you’ll need a computer with internet access and sound. We recommend you join the webinar 10-15 minutes early to test your connection. If you have a microphone, please mute it after you join the webinar. For assistance in joining a webinar, see how to Join a DRS Webinar.
Persons of disability needing assistance in accessing DRS training, or those needing the information in an alternate format, can call Tina Greene at (360) 664-7005 or TTY Relay Service at 711.
Active members: Update your name and/or address through your employer. That new information will soon appear in your online retirement account.