Retirement Links

Department of Retirement Systems

https://www.drs.wa.gov/

800-547-6657

DRS: Nearing Retirement
https://www.drs.wa.gov/retirement-planning/nearingretirement/

DRS: Resignation timing affects health and pension benefits for school employees and teachers
https://www.drs.wa.gov/resignation-timing-health-benefits/

 DRS: Retirement Checklist
https://www.drs.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/checklist.pdf

 DRS: Retirement Planning FAQs
https://www.drs.wa.gov/retirement-planning/faq/

 DRS: Retirement Planning Seminars
https://www.drs.wa.gov/retirement-planning/seminar/

 DRS: Retirement Planning Videos
https://www.drs.wa.gov/multimedia/seminar-videos/


Medicare

https://www.medicare.gov/

800-633-4227

CMS-L564 Request for Employment Information
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms-Items/CMS009718


Social Security

https://www.ssa.gov/

800-772-1213

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)

https://www.insurance.wa.gov/about-shiba-services

Call 800-562-6900; TDD 360-586-0241

Washington state's SHIBA provides free, unbiased and confidential help with Medicare to people of all ages and backgrounds. Their volunteer advisors, located around the state, can help you:

·       Assess your health care coverage needs.

·       Determine your general eligibility for health care coverage programs         

·       Evaluate and compare Medicare plans and programs.

·       Provide enrollment help with Medicare.

·       Speak with 1-800 Medicare on your behalf.

·       Make referrals to other agencies and programs.

·       Collect and report possible Medicare fraud complaints.


VEBA-Classified Staff

www.veba.org

800-832-2101
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