Are you planning to retire within the next few years? DRS retirement planning seminars provide information you need as you near retirement. These group seminars are held from 9 am to 1:30 pm on Saturdays throughout the state. See the schedule.

Note: Some seminars have been changed to online webinars in light of guidance from local health and government officials.

Seminar topics

  • Preparing for retirement
  • Social Security
  • Health insurance
  • VEBA (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association)
  • How to apply for retirement
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Seminar preparation

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

See available seminars and register here. Go there

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How do I get the most out of my seminar?

Discover how to prepare in the questions below!

Questions about attending seminars

Do I need to register for a seminar?

Yes. You can register by mail, email, phone or online.

Where are the seminars held?

We host seminars throughout Washington state. Check the schedule for the cities closest to you.

What time is the seminar?

Seminars are held from 9 am to 1:30 pm on Saturdays.

What should I bring to the seminar?

  • Note taking materials: Bring note taking materials. Printed materials are not provided at these seminars. Resources mentioned in the seminar are all available through the DRS website. See “What materials should I review before the seminar?” for more information.
  • Food and beverages: Take care of food and beverage needs prior to the event. These items are not available or permitted in most venues.
  • Attire: Bring layered clothing options. The training room temperatures can fluctuate.

May I bring a guest?

Yes. You are welcome to bring a guest.

Retirement Seminars are group presentations. Individuals can contact DRS Retirement Specialists by email or phone at 800-547-6657.

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.)