Whether at the beginning or end of their careers, your employees have important decisions to make that will impact their quality of life in retirement. Good information, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered by experts, is key to making those decisions.
The DRS Education & Outreach (E&O) team increases awareness of retirement benefits and promotes retirement education for your employees. The team presents complex retirement information in an easy-to-understand manner, answers questions and helps your employees better understand their retirement benefits and options. We offer educational presentations on retirement system benefits and the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). In addition to group presentations, we offer 15 to 20 minute sessions with individual employees. Typical topics include:
We also share information at events such as benefit fairs, new employee orientations, staff meetings and conferences.
We offer a variety of live webinars. Most webinars include a 30 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute question-and-answer session.
We host retirement seminars around the state. Designed for employees who are near retirement, these seminars present information about Social Security, Medicare, retiree health insurance options and VEBA. Seminars also include important steps to prepare and apply for retirement.
Our team will partner with you to promote retirement planning for your employees. To find out how to join DCP, schedule on-site education for your employees or communicate with your E&O team representative, see the state map or call DRS at 360-664-7005 or 800-547-6657, Option 1, ext. 47005.
More employee resources:
Active members: Update your name and/or address through your employer. That new information will soon appear in your online retirement account.