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Retirement Newsletters

Newsletter for Active Members

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 Fall 2017 (Adobe PDF Document) issue contains an article concerning 2017 Retirement Legislation. This issue also includes articles concerning Member Annual Statement changes, FRS Retirement Webcasts, 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, termination, reemployment and renewed membership, and more. Finally, the newsletter provides division contact information.

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.

 

Newsletter for Retired Members and Beneficiaries

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 2018 (Adobe PDF Document) issue contains articles about the cost-of-living adjustment, direct deposit, and FRS Online. The remaining 2018 benefit payment schedule is included along with articles discussing what you need to know about returning to work and how to make sure you are receiving all of your eligible benefits. Other brief articles discuss how to adjust your federal tax withholding and FRS retirees around the world.

The Jan. 2018 (Adobe PDF Document) issue contains the 2018 benefit payment schedule and information about the various tools available on FRS Online. Related information is provided regarding the IRS Form 1099-R, tax help, and enrolling in direct deposit. There is an article with information for retirees on free stuff available for seniors. Other brief articles provide information on adjusting your tax withholding 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.