News

Feb 16, 2024

Today is day 47 of the 60 day legislative session. The cutoff for bills to be passed out of fiscal committee in opposite house is February 26th.

Board Endorsed Bills

Feb 8, 2024

1099s for 2023 were recently sent out by the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). If you have questions or concerns about your 1099, please contact DRS at 800-547-6657. You can also view, print or download your 1099-R tax forms through your…

Jan 19, 2024

Beginning January 24, 2024, retirees may access their 1099-R by signing into their online account with the Department of Retirement Systems.

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Jul 27, 2023

The LEOFF Plan 2 Board has created a video for members introducing the Benefits Ombudsman, a program designed to assist members, their families, and employers in the event of a duty-related disability or death.

Apr 12, 2023

In 2018, House Bill 2202 provided a limited time for EMTs working for a public hospital district to transfer to or join LEOFF Plan 2.

This bill enabled EMTs to participate in LEOFF Plan 2 by purchasing service credit. The five-…

Feb 28, 2023

Each year, the Office of the State Actuary calculates the LEOFF Plan 2 Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (COLA) at the request of the Department of Retirement Systems.  Here are the 2023 results:

COLAs as of July 1, 2023

Sep 28, 2022

LEOFF 2 newsletters were mailed earlier this week. If you did not get yours, it could be because your address needs to be updated with the Department of Retirement Systems.…

May 4, 2022

It's official! Governor Inslee signed SHB 1701 on March 24, 2022.

Are you wondering how this bill will improve your benefit? Below are…

Jan 6, 2022

The LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Board has recommended three bills to the 2022 Legislature. If passed, these bills would make benefit improvements to the LEOFF 2 Retirement Plan. 

Jul 31, 2020

Member, employer and state contribution…

Jun 25, 2020

DRS will have reduced customer service availability in July due to mandatory furloughs of team members and high seasonal volumes of retirement processing.

  • DRS will be closed on the following dates: July 2, 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2020.…
Apr 9, 2020

You may be wondering if the recent turmoil in the financial markets puts your pension benefits at risk.  The answer is no.  Your pension benefits are guaranteed and your pension fund is fully protected.

Before this national health…

Apr 2, 2020

On March 31, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation related to the COVID-19 outbreak which waives return-to-work…

Apr 1, 2020

March 31, 2020, Governor Inslee issued a proclamation clearing the way for retirees from LEOFF Plan 2 to return to active service as a law enforcement officer or fire fighter while continuing to receive their pension benefit.  This change will…