Help Your Employees Plan for the Future

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.

DRS Education & Outreach

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:

  • How to use online services (online account access).
  • When can employees retire?
  • Assistance with making changes.
  • Plan choice questions.
  • How the DCP savings program can help employees prepare for retirement.

We also share information at events such as benefit fairs, new employee orientations, staff meetings and conferences.

Webinars

We offer a variety of live webinars. Most webinars include a 30 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute question-and-answer session.

Nearing Retirement Seminars

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.

 

Additional Information

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:

Updating Your Address and/or Name

Retirees, inactive members, beneficiaries and legal-order payees: You can update your address from your online retirement account. Just select “Address” from the welcome screen. If you need to update your name, fill out and send in a printed form as well as a copy of documentation showing the change.

Active members: Update your name and/or address through your employer. That new information will soon appear in your online retirement account.

Direct Deposit

Set up and manage direct deposit of your benefit payments from your online retirement account. Just follow the “Direct Deposit” directions under “My Account” in the navigation menu.

(If you prefer to fill out and mail in a printed form, select this link.)

Beneficiary Designation

Members, you can update your beneficiary information from your online retirement account. Select “My Account” in the navigation menu and then “View/Edit” beside “Beneficiary.”

(If you prefer to fill out and mail in a printed form, select this link.)