Your Turn to Ask

August 2023
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I’m a new VRS member. Where do I start?

Welcome to the Virginia Retirement System! Understanding your benefits and making financial decisions may seem complicated – but rest assured, VRS is here to help guide you along the way.

Learn About Your Benefits

Start with the VRS Member Guide, which provides action steps to tap into VRS benefits in your first weeks and months on the job. Chapter 4 is especially helpful for benefit details, and you’ll find pointers to VRS’ many resources such as the VRS website and the myVRS member portal. Both sites provide windows into your benefits and VRS resources.

Check Out myVRS Financial Wellness

VRS does much more than help Virginia’s public sector workers reach retirement. Members have access to myVRS Financial Wellness, which offers a personalized library of articles, videos, start-here guides and more to help you grow your financial capabilities. Managing student loans and learning to budget are among some of the most popular topics on the platform.

Get started by taking the Your Money Personality quiz. This quick assessment will provide insights into how you approach saving and spending – good things to know as you work toward future goals.

Engage With Us

Whether you have questions about your plan or want to learn more about preparing for retirement, VRS is dedicated to helping you understand your benefits.

Visit the Education and Counseling webpage to schedule convenient virtual or in-person member counseling and to see a full list of member education sessions. Hybrid plan members should check out the Hybrid Plan Learning Channel, where you will find a series of videos introducing you to the plan and explaining specific topics.

You can also connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn for the latest news and highlights from VRS. We look forward to seeing you there!