While there will be no general meeting/luncheon in October, there are still events coming up in the next few weeks that will provide opportunities to stay updated on retirement programs and plans. Check your October newsletter for exciting news about our November 21, 2021 Luncheon and Meeting, and the plans for the January 2022 Luncheon and Meeting
First, WSSRA is sponsoring (and will be recording) a Zoom webinar for WSSRA retirees who use PEBB for Medicare Supplemental Insurance on Tuesday, October 26th at 9:00 a.m. The Webinar is free and does not require pre-registration. Ellen Wolfhagen of the Health Care Authority (HCA) will present the latest information on the impending fee changes for the UMP (Uniform Medical Plan) and the PEBB UHC (United HealthCare). "Switching plans must take place by November 30. With cost differences now significant, those contemplating making a Medicare supplement change for 2022 will be interested in the information provided." A flyer describing the seminar and access procedures is available HERE.
Next up, WSSRA is sponsoring two Zoom-based pre-retirement seminars in October and November 2021 (Thursday, October 28th and Thursday, November 4 at 4:30 p.m). A flyer describing the seminars and registration procedures is available HERE.
Dates and Topics:
Thursday, October 28th, 2021 @ 4:30PM: Department of Retirement Systems and Health Care Authority/PEBB
Thursday, November 4th, 2021 @ 4:30 PM: Social Security/Medicare and VEBA
Please promote this to all of your friends/relatives who are within 1-5 years of retirement as a certificated or classified employee.
Phone: 360-413-5496 ext 111
Last but not least, please reach out to any new classified or certificated employees you may know about the WSSRA New Educator Zoom Webinar on November 9, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Webinar participants must register, but the webinar is completely free, and will provide valuable information on choices available to new employees.
This webinar will feature presentations from the following:
• WA State Department of Retirement Systems (Plan 2 vs. Plan 3 analysis)
• A certified financial specialist will explain the benefits of early planning
A copy of the flyer is available HERE.
To Register visit www.wssra.org and fill out the WSSRA Webinar Pre-registration form under “Events Tab” or you can email Tara@wssra.org with your name, email address and we will contact you before the seminar with Zoom instructions.