1. New Members
  2. Retirement Planning
  3. Healthcare
  4. Contacts

As a public employee you are eligible for retirement benefits administered by the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) of Washington. You will receive enrollment materials at New Employee Orientation. The DRS plans that Snohomish County employees participate in are:

  • Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) Plan 2 or Plan 3
  • Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement System (LEOFF) Plan 1 or Plan 2
  • Public Safety Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) Plan 2

New Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) members:

  • You have 90 calendar days from your date of hire to choose between PERS Plan 2 and PERS Plan 3.
  • Review the Plan Choice Booklet and Plan Choice Video to compare the two plans.
  • You must submit the Member Information Form to Human Resources within 90 calendar days from your date of hire.
  • Your plan choice is irrevocable - so make your decision carefully and timely.
  • If you don’t make a choice between PERS Plan 2 or PERS Plan 3 within 90 days, you will be defaulted into Plan 3 with the Option A (5%) income contribution rate.
  • Review PERS plan information

All new and returning members:

Current Members