Benefits

Webinar: Retiring from a DRS plan

(PERS, TRS, or LEOFF)

This webinar is intended for employees participating in the:

  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) plans 1, 2, or 3
  • Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) plans 1 or 3
  • Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement System (LEOFF) plan 2

Watch the webinar segments

Note: To view each module’s video you will have to log in to Microsoft Stream. Click log in when prompted by your selected video. You will need to enter your full UW email address, i.e. johndoe@uw.edu, and click next. Next you will be asked to enter your UW NetID and password. After clicking ok, you will be redirected back to the video to view your selected content.

Each topic includes related .pdf documents you can download, as well as a copy of the PowerPoint presentation.

Please see disclosures at the bottom of the page, as this webinar is meant for informational purposes only.

This is an introduction to the Department of Retirement Systems various retirement plans.

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As you are preparing to retire it is important to understand the retirement eligibility rules for your specific plan. This video will go over the different eligibility rules.

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When you retire with a DRS pension, you will have a variety of income options available to you. This section will walk you through the different options. Also, this video walks you through the DRS application and its associated forms.

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As a UW retiree you are eligible to continue your PEBB medical and dental insurance. This section will walk you through the options available to you as a retiree.

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Are you Medicare eligible? Will you be Medicare eligible when you retire? Watch this video to learn more about your Medicare options and required deadlines.

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Said to be one of the most helpful segments of this workshop, this video will walk you through the enrollment process for your PEBB retiree health insurance benefits.

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As a UW retiree, you have the option to take your current life insurance with you using your portability or conversion options. You can also purchase PEBB retiree life insurance. This segment will walk you through it.

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Do you know what happens to your annual leave and sick leave when you retire? Watch this video to learn more about these topics.

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The UW has developed a helpful checklist to help employees navigate the year before you retire. This section will walk you through the checklist.

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If you are planning to work after you retire, there are specific rules that are important to know. Watch this segment to learn more.

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The UW offers a variety of privileges, discounts and special access to UW retirees. The UW Retirement Association represents retirees at the UW and helps you to stay engaged. Learn about what you can look forward to here.

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Retirement checklist Retirement application Feedback survey

Disclosures

The following terms of service apply to this Webinar and access to any documents, information or opinions obtained from or ancillary to this Webinar ("Webinar"). You are advised to read these terms of service carefully before accessing, participating in, reading any document or information made available in this context, or making any other use of this Webinar.

The information contained in these Webinars and related materials are not intended to constitute advice of any kind or the rendering of consulting, or other professional services of any kind. You should consult with an attorney, or financial advisor to determine what may be best for your individual retirement needs. The content of the information provided in the Webinar is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change at any time and without prior notice. The information and materials contained in the Webinar may contain inaccuracies or errors despite authors’ good faith efforts to provide accurate information. Before relying on any portion of the presentation, including information found at links to other resources or websites, consult an attorney or financial advisor.

The opinions expressed in the Webinar are those of the author(s) only, and may not necessarily represent the views of the University of Washington, United States Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Washington State Healthcare Authority, or of any other regulatory agency or private institution or body. To the extent permitted by law, the UW Benefits office and its agents and experts will not be liable for any loss, claim or damage, cost or expense, including any indirect or consequential damages or lost profit, whether arising in negligence or otherwise suffered in connection with the access to, participation in, or use of the Webinar by you or any other person.The Webinar may include links to other resources or websites. These links are provided for your convenience only, and do not signify that University endorses, approves, or makes any representation or claim regarding the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or any other aspects of, the resource(s) or website(s).