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Retirement

Employees in Retirement Eligible Positions receive Retirement Benefits through the WA State Department of Retirement

 

DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS (DRS) INFORMATION

NEW HIRE: PLAN CHOICE

RESOURCES FOR RETIREMENT PLANNING

RETIREE RESOURCES
 

Additional Retirement Opportunities:

Deferred Compensation:
DRS Deferred Compensation Information

Deferred Compensation is a way to put more money into retirement through the WA State Department of Retirement. 

403(b) through National Benefit Services:
National Benefit Services 403(b)

You can sign up for a 403(b) through National Benefit Services. For Documents, forms and a list of approved vendors go to the National Benefit Services site linked above. Once you are on their site, select WA State, South Whidbey School District for the employer and 403(b) for the plan.
403(b) Universal Availability Notice

Thinking about working after retirement?

Return to work rules vary by plan. Educate yourself about the rules and regulations before you start a position.
DRS Retiree Returning to Work


 

Deciding When to Retire

The date you separate from the district affects the date you can draw retirement as well as your COLA and Health Insurance.
DRS Retirement Date Information

 

Other ResourcesSome employees choose to join the Washington State School Retirees' Association (WSSRA).
Washington State School Retirees' Association

Registering for an online account with the DRS is the best way to manage your retirement: 
DRS Online Account Access 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Paula Simmons in the District Office
psimmons@sw.wednet.edu (360) 221-6808, ext. 2209