Saturday, May 18, 2024

DRS Podcast Episodes for Retirees

From the Department of Retirement Systems:

As a retiree, you’ve worked hard to save – and now, you want to know you’re making the best financial decisions.

In our latest podcast episodes, we take a deeper look at how to get the most out of Medicare and as well as your pension. We’ve brought in the experts and ask them our burning questions.

Listen now, or read the transcripts 🔊

Ep 19 – How SHIBA helps with Medicare questions
Some of the biggest decisions you’ll make in retirement are around your health care. Luckily, the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) offer a free, unbiased service. Our guest Tim, explains how SHIBA volunteers help people of all ages and backgrounds with their Medicare questions and options.

Ep 28 – Divorce and your pension
Upon divorce or separation, your monthly benefit is not subject to sharing or division unless it is court-ordered. If you are going though a separation, you can call DRS to find out what resources are available to you. Our guest is Kumano, a DRS team member who talks about common mistakes and misconceptions that can happen in this process.

Ep 31 – PEBB and Medicare overview
As a retired public employee, you have access to insurance options through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB). And when you retire at age 65 or more, you’re required to enroll in Medicare. Find out more about Medicare and what options you have for a PEBB retiree health plan. Our guest is Ellen, from the Washington State Health Care Authority.

This podcast can also be found on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Spotify and Podbean.

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