“If there is one person I trust when it comes to helping people navigate the retirement process, it has to be VRS support. The support and guidance provided was straight forward and in my best interest.”
- Joan Krause - Executive Secretary

We know people like you, sitting right where you are, thinking about retirement and not exactly knowing what to do. We were in your shoes not too long ago. We wish we knew what we know now before we went to the Human Resource / Benefits Department. Are you aware that employees retiring under the (VRS) Virginia Retirement System will have their salary reduced by half, and will lose 75% of the face value of their life insurance? If you have enough years in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) to retire, you need information, and you need it soon.That is why we set up VRS Support.


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2016 is 1/12th of the Way Gone. How Are You Doing On Those New Year’s Resolutions?

2016 is 1/12th of the way gone.  How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? I was recently with a group of seasoned teachers and we were talking about their retirement resolutions for 2016. Most of their goals/resolutions were things like: “saving a couple hundred dollars more a month” “figuring out exactly when will…

Pension Advance a Dangerous Choice

Pension Advance a Dangerous Choice Use future pension funds today! Virginia Retirement System members beware… Convert your pension into cash! It sounds too good to be true—and it is. Offers known as pension advances are targeting retirees, primarily those with public pensions such as members of the military, veterans, teachers, firefighters, police, and others. Touted…

How To Attain Worry Free Retirement

It’s never too early—or too late—to focus on retirement savings. The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College estimates that you need about 70% of preretirement income to maintain your lifestyle in retirement. For your loved ones in their 20s, the Center advises that they start saving 10% of their pay annually and gradually increase…


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