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DRS Members Planning for Retirement

If you are a member of the PERSTRS or LEOFF retirement plan, you will be entitled to receive a pension that will replace part of your salary at retirement. The rules governing your plan, including when you are eligible to retire are described in the Plan Booklet. Click the link to your plan above to view the Plan Booklets on line.

On Track for Retirement
To estimate whether your pension, along with Social Security and your personal retirement savings are likely to meet your income needs in retirement, you can follow the step-by-step method to determine if you’re on track.

Investment Choices for Retirement Plan Savings
If you have a Voluntary Investment Plan (VIP) or Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP), you are required to make investment choices to manage your retirement savings.

If you are a member of PERS 3, you have both a pension and a savings side to your retirement. Please visit the PERS 3 Investment Education web site.

Getting Ready to Go
If you are near retirement, please visit our Ready to Go web page for DRS members.

Health Insurance During Retirement
You can maintain your current employee medical and dental insurance during retirement on a self-pay basis. Note that the cost during retirement is far more than the cost during employment, when the university pays the majority of the premiums.

Financial News, Resources and Information 
A website for those looking for news, resources, and information about finances. Information provides great resources that can assist you in managing debt, talking with children about money, establishing a budget, and cutting expenses.

You may also want to attend one of the Workshops and Seminars that are available.

NOTE: The University and the Benefits Office staff cannot provide investment advice to employees.