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Newsletter for Active Members

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FRS Bulletin: Once a year, the Division of Retirement distributes this newsletter to active members of the FRS Pension Plan to keep members informed of retirement legislation, benefit provisions and other retirement-related news of interest. Current issues are listed below:

The Summer 2016 (Adobe PDF Document) issue contains an article on the Division of Retirement's new Director. The issue also includes articles concerning 2016 Retirement Legislation, Member Annual Statement changes, the basics of DROP, information on FRS Online and how to update your beneficiary information online. There are also articles covering your membership options, information about volunteering, benefit forfeiture, cost-of-living increases, and more. Finally, the newsletter provides division contact information.

The Fall 2013 (Adobe PDF Document) issue contains an article on the 2013 Retirement Legislation. The issue also includes articles concerning Member Annual Statements, the basics of DROP, and benefit forfeiture. There is also a reminder about the division's publications and check delivery method changes. Finally, the newsletter provides information about updating your beneficiary through your FRS Online account and division contact information.

Newsletter for Retired Members and Beneficiaries

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FRS Retiree Newsletter: This newsletter is distributed to retirees and other beneficiaries of the FRS Pension Plan once or twice a year to keep them informed of retirement legislation, benefit provisions and other retirement-related news of interest. Current issues are listed below:

The July 2016 (Adobe PDF Document) issue contains an article on the Division of Retirement's new Director. There are also articles about the cost-of-living adjustment, direct deposit, and FRS Online. Reminders are included about the remaining 2016 benefit payment schedule and keeping your contact information current. Other brief articles discuss the volunteer spotlight, how to adjust your federal tax withholding, and how to contact the division.

The January 2016 (Adobe PDF Document) issue contains the 2016 benefit payment schedule and information about the various tools available on FRS Online. Related information is provided regarding the IRS Form 1099-R, enrolling in direct deposit, and direct deposit. There is an article with information for retirees on how to proactively protect your privacy and an article about volunteer opportunities within the state of Florida. Other brief articles provide information on adjusting your tax withholding, reemployment for retired members and how to contact the division.

If you need an older FRS Bulletin or FRS Retiree Newsletter not posted here, please contact the Research and Education Section by email.