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Cost-of-Living Adjustments – 2017

Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) have been set for 2017. COLAs for all plans take effect July 1. The tables below show the new COLAs based on your retirement date and plan. COLAs are based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton area. For more information about COLAs, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page. COLAs for PERS, SERS and TRS Plans 2 …

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Washington State Labor Council Convention

Three RPEC delegates attended the Washington State Labor Council Convention where they advocated successfully for the passage of the Aging and Retirement Resolution.  This resolution creates a committee with both current employees and retirees, from both the public and private sector, to work on how we can address the lack of retirement security in this state in a way that …

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SHIBA News Flash – Social Security scam & Qualified Medicare Beneficiary info

Warn clients of new Social Security scam The Social Security Administration (SSA) reports scammers are impersonating it’s employees and calling citizens. The caller claims the citizen is due a cost-of-living increase and they need to get some information so they can increase the citizen’s Social Security check. SSA warns that if citizens give out their personal information to these scammers, …

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Have you seen the Summer 2017 newsletter?

Click on the image below to download the RPEC Summer 2017 newsletter. You can find this edition as well as past editions by going to the menu bar above and selecting Publications, then Council Newsletter.

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