October 20th 2017

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - 2015

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The link above goes to the full document. Information pertaining to LEOFF Plan 1 can be found on pages 21, 25, 38-39, 42, 60-62, 80, 84, 88, 91, 128, 130, 132, 134, 138, 142, 147, 151, 155, 158, 162, 177, 190, 208, 220, and 228.

Select Committee on Pension Policy Meeting - 10/17/17

On Tuesday, October 17, LEOFF 1 Coalition President Andy Wilson, Board Member Bill Dickinson, and Lobbyist Joyce Willms were present at the Select Committee on Pension Policy Meeting.
The agenda included Recommendation to PFC on Long-Term Economic Assumptions, Preliminary 2018 Meeting Dates, OSA Update, Public Hearing with Possible Executive Session, Update: Subgroup on Tribal Schools, Plans 1 COLA Proposal Pricing Results, Media Alert: Seattle Police Off-Duty Employment.

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Select Committee on Pension Policy Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.

The Select Committee on Pension Policy is holding a committee meeting on October 17th at 10:00 a.m. Click here to read the meeting agenda.

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Assembly Day

Senate Legislative Assembly Days are scheduled for November 13 - November 15 House Legislative Assembly Days are scheduled for November 15 - November 17

Legislators Return to Olympia

4th Special Session Could Only Last One Day

Lawmakers might return to Olympia to fix the Hirst Decision and to pass the Capital Budget. Senator John Brawn, Republican, said the best case scenario would involve approval of the budget in September, but he expects it will happen later than that, maybe sometime in November.

Washington State Legislative Session:

2018 Regular 60 day session starts Monday, January 8 to Thusday, March 8, 2018

LEOFF 1 Coalition Newsletter - July 2017

Leoff 1 Newsletter

The legislators have gone home and we still have our pension! Click here to read more from the LEOFF 1 Newsletter.

Budget Update:

The Washington State Legislature released the state Omnibus Operating Budget (PSSB 5883) for 2017-2019 early in the morning Friday, June 30, 2017. There was no merger of the LEOFF 1 Retirement Plan. The state legislators are leaving our retirement money alone.
Special thanks to:
  • Senator Mark Miloscia
  • 30th Legislative District
  • Senator Phil Fortunato
  • 31st Legislative District
  • House of Representatives
Thank you for all your help.

-The LEOFF 1 Coalition Board

Keep Track with What's Happening at the Capital!

Washington State Wire - Click Here!
The Olympian: Politics/Government - Click Here!
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The Columbian: Politics - Click Here!
The Spokesman: Washington Politics - Click Here!

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Honorary Board Member Congressman Dave Reichert Retired Sheriff of King County Joins the Leoff1Coalition!

Read his full biography here.

Lobby your legislator

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Retired Teachers Thoughts on Pension Merger Article

It is important to point out that pension checks are not paid from the general fund. Each pay period, school employees contribute to their retirement accounts and the state makes a matching contribution. This money is invested over the course of an employee's career.
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Retirement Contributions

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Who is the LEOFF1 Coalition?

...and why does the Coalition ask for money?
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Leoff1 Coalition Supporter

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Suggestive talking points when meeting with your local legislative candidates

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Positions Points on Pension Mergers and Raids

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Pension and Investments

Washington state high court rules pension benefit reductions are constitutional
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We need your contact information

If you haven't made a contribution in the last six months please send one now. It takes money to fight for your pension.
Please fill out the form here.

Your LEOFF I Healthcare Benefits - What Are They And Who Decides? - By Joe Fischnaller

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The LEOFF 1 Coalition website contains some files that come in a "pdf" format which requires Adobe's Acrobat Reader in order to view and search through the documents. If you don't already have it, you can download it here.  It's free from Adobe.


Swisher v. City of Moses Lake Case letter from Joe Fischnaller, Atty - Click here

Finding of Fact Conclusions of Law and Order - case document filed Feb. 5, 2010 - Click here

Order of Motion for Summer Judgement - case document filed Oct. 9, 2009 - Click here

Superior Court of Washington for Grant County, Elvis T. Swisher vs City of Moses Lake - July 7, 2008 - Click here

State Legislators

Please read this
Bakenhus Decision 1956

of the

Original 1970 Manual
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Medical Benefits For Plan1 Members
Wa.St. RCW 41.26.030 Section 19
Last Updated March 2017

Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Plan 1 Hand Book

Contact - 1-800-547-6657
Last Updated March 2017

Department of Retirement Systems

Leoff1 Plan Disability Benefits
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Leoff1 Plan Disability Board Guidelines
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What To Do When
A Death Occurs

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Contact - 1-800-547-6657 ext.47081

Washington State Department of Retirement Systems

Annual Inflation
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Last Updated March 2014

Lifetime Retirement
Planning Frequently
Asked Questions

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Contact - 1-800-547-6657Last Updated 2010

For more government information and phone numbers, Click Here!

Social Security
Main Website: http://www.ssa.gov
Find an Office: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp
Contact: 1-800-772-1213
TTY: 1-800-352-0778

Veteran’s Benefits
After Death Occurs


Health Care:
1-877-222-VETS (8387)

VA Inspector General:

Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Legislator Information!
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