Other Helpful 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)- Telephone: 800-562-6900 or visit their website
    http://www.insurance.wa.gov/about-oic/what-we-do/advocate-for-consumers/shiba/
  • Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB)/Health Care Authority (HCA)- Telephone:1-800-200-1004 or visit their website http://www.pebb.hca.wa.gov/
  • Social Security- Telephone:1-800-772-1213 or visit their website http://www.socialsecurity.gov/
  • Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)- Telephone: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 website www.drs.wa.gov
  • Washington State Investment Board- for information about how billions of dollars in investments for state retirement and other public trust fund assets are being managed and performing visit www.sib.wa.gov
  • AARP- For a wealth of information about Senior advocacy (particularly health care and prescription drugs) visit https://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/nrta/
  • Government of Washington- for more information on 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 https://access.wa.gov/
  • Department of Retirement Systems- Prospective retirees can access important information about the rules, regulations and timelines regarding the decision to retire here https://www.drs.wa.gov/

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