Former school employees to host free retirement seminar

Retirement planning is hard work – it isn’t as easy as it seems.

A group of retired school employees host a free retirement seminar on Saturday, April 22, to help other school employees plan for the momentous event.

The meeting begins at 8 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Church, 19030 8th Ave. S, SeaTac.

The Washington State School Retirees Association’s four King County units – Renton-South King, Seattle, East King, and Southwest King – are presenting the meeting for anyone who works or has worked for a public school in Washington. That encompasses Kent, Auburn, Renton, Tahoma school districts as well as Seattle, Highline and Bellevue.

The group wants all school area educators and support staff, from janitors and cooks to bus drivers, to have access to the free retirement seminar with state and local experts.

The highlight of the conference will be Jeff Dixon-Ross of the Public Employees Benefit Bureau, who will discuss all the insurance benefits available to school district retirees, including Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB).

Rick Nebeker, president of Washington State School Retirees’ Association and Catherine Cad00, Department of Retirement, will address plans 1, 2 and 3 of TRS, PERS, and SERS as well as deferred compensation.

Don Berg and Arleen Nomura, from Statewide Health Insurance benefits advisors will discuss Medicare options, and both will be available to answer any one-on-one questions after their presentation.

Rohn Rutledge from Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA) will discuss the benefits derived from joining the Washington State School Retirees Association and one of its local units.

Please pre-register for the event, or direct any questions you may have, by emailing