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Security best practice: Virginia Retirement System members should claim myVRS accounts

From: Human Resources

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 laying claim to the account fraudulently. Within the next year, VRS will require all members to complete retirement forms through the myVRS account.

Even if the member doesn’t plan to use myVRS immediately, taking ownership of the account is a smart defensive move. Once you log into myVRS, you will find a growing library of tools and resources to assist you throughout your career, including the myVRS Retirement Planner, the myVRS Benefit Estimator and the award-winning myVRS Financial Wellness program.

For more information or questions, contact the HR Service Center at 540-231-9331 or hrservicecenter@vt.edu.