Employees in Retirement Eligible Positions receive Retirement Benefits through WA State Department of Retirement:
DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS (DRS) INFORMATION
RESOURCES FOR RETIREMENT PLANNING
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Additional Retirement Opportunities:
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
email@example.com (360) 221-6808, ext. 2209