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Retirement Outlook for Retirees

The Retirement Outlook newsletter provides valuable information about DRS programs, benefits and services. You can review recent issues by choosing one of the links below.

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Past Issues

To request an older issue of the Retirement Outlook newsletter, please contact the DRS Communications Team.

Current Issue: Winter 2021

Featured article: 1099-R tax form available online starting Jan. 25

Also in this issue:
  • New record keeper service now live
  • Federal legislation impacts required minimum distributions
  • COVID update
  • Some things you can do with your DRS online account

Summer 2020

Featured article: Prioritizing service during the COVID-19 pandemic

Also in this issue:

  • PERS 1, TRS 1 one-time benefit increase took effect in July
  • New Cost-of-Living Adjustments established for 2020
  • A new record keeper coming
  • Pension-related bills passed for the 2020 session

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.)