March 2021
On the left, a teacher points to her white board which flows into text on the right which reads News to Know.

Encourage members to claim their myVRS Accounts: The most important way VRS members can help protect themselves from identity theft involving their benefits is to set up their online myVRS accounts soon after they’re hired. By registering for myVRS, completing the identity-verification steps and then establishing a password-protected account, members will help prevent someone else from attempting to claim the account fraudulently.

Defined contribution plan distribution requests move online: To improve account security and efficiency, VRS defined contribution plan participants may now conveniently request a distribution through Account Access, ICMA-RC’s secure online portal.

Are you new to administering VRS benefits? Let us know so our employer representative team can introduce themselves to you and point you to resources and training opportunities.