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Are you planning to retire in the next few years?

DRS Nearing Retirement Seminars provide information you need as you approach retirement. 2021 seminars are available online.

Nearing Retirement Seminar schedule

Per guidance from local health and government officials, these half-day sessions are currently available as live online webinars.

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.

  • 9:00 am – Getting Ready for Retirement
  • 10:00 am – Break
  • 10:15 am – Applying for Retirement
  • 10:45 am – Break
  • 11:00 am – Social Security
  • 11:30 am – Break
  • 11:45 am – Health Care
  • 12:45 pm – Break
  • 1:00 pm – VEBA
  • 1:30 pm – Program Ends


Join the live seminars here

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Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9 amJoin
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 9 amJoin
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 9 amJoin
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9 amJoin
Friday, May 7, 2021 at 9 amJoin
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9 amJoin
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9 amJoin
Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9 amJoin

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Seminar preparation

If you haven’t checked out these resources, now is the time:

Unable to attend a live seminar? View closed-captioned seminar videos online. View videos

See all available webinars and join here. Live webinar schedule

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.

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.)