Resources

For more information about your pension benefits and retirement options as well as legislative updates, forms, self estimates, ordering licenses, paying taxes, voter registration, obtaining information about part-time employment, political volunteerism and fund-raising, and other activities of interest to retirees, visit the following sites:

 

 Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA) 800-562-6900 http://www.insurance.wa.gov/about-oic/what-we-do/advocate-for-consumers/shiba/

Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB)/Health Care Authority (HCA) 1-800-200-1004http://www.pebb.hca.wa.gov/
 Social Security 1-800-772-1213 http://www.socialsecurity.gov/
Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) 1-800-547-6657 For more information about your pension benefits, retire and rehire, forms, self-estimates, and legislative updates, visit the Department of Retirement Systems Web site: click on www.drs.wa.gov
For information about how billions of dollars in investments for state retirement and other public trust fund assets are being managed and performing, visit the new, improved Web site of the Washington State Investment Board : click on www.sib.wa.gov
 For a wealth of information about senior advocacy (particularly health care and prescription drugs), visit the Web site of the 13 million member AARP : click on www.aarp.org
 For information about the changing face of education and more benefits for educators – from discounts to important services that can make your lives easier and richer – click on to the Web site of the National Retired Teachers Association : click on www.aarp.org/nrta
To find out more about the how the government of Washington state works; who your current legislators are and how to contact them; how to order and submit many state forms for licenses, patents, and copyrights; and how to search for part-time employment, go to the state’s homepage by clicking on http://access.wa.gov
To broaden your information about retirement benefits and their funding (actuarial assumptions such as mortality rates, growth in the retirement systems, salary growth, inflation, and rate of return on our investments) visit the new Web site for the Office of the State Actuary athttp://osa.leg.wa.gov/index/index.php