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2018 RPEC Election Endorsements

2018 RPEC Election Endorsements Ballots have been mailed for the Washington State Primary Elections on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The RPEC Political Action Committee (PAC) has provided their election endorsements. Download the 2018 RPEC Election Endorsements here.

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PERS 1, TRS 1 one-time benefit increase takes effect in July

From the Department of Retirement Systems – As a result of legislation approved earlier this year, certain retirees in Plan 1 of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and Plan 1 of the Teachers’ Retirement System (PERS 1 and TRS 1) will receive a one-time benefit increase in July of this year. Under the law (SSB 6340), eligible PERS 1 and …

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New Medicare card scams hit nationwide

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner Medicare started mailing new cards to beneficiaries in April and will finish mailing them nationwide in a year. In Washington state, beneficiaries will start receiving their replacement cards this July. The cards have a new look but, most importantly, they have unique numbers to replace the Social Security numbers previously used on the cards. Medicare …

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Washington State DRS – **Alert: Fraudulent Email**

From the Department of Retirement Systems – The Department of Retirement Systems has learned that some public employees are receiving a fraudulent email that purports to be from DRS. The subject of the email is “Effective Immediately: Changes to Pay Schedule and DCP/PERS/SERS/TRS Contribution Limits for 2018.” This email did not originate from the Department of Retirement Systems and the …

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