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Employer Bulletin

All Employers
Vol. 16, No. 12
August 19, 1999

Benefit Presentations Set for September-November and ETF Annual Report Now Available On Line

Benefit Presentations Review Retirement Programs, Issues

The Department of Employe Trust Funds (ETF) is sponsoring free, public presentations in September, October, and November for Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) participants considering or planning retirement. The workshops are valuable opportunities for members, spouses, and other individuals seeking general information on retirement issues and WRS benefit programs.

Topics covered during the presentations, conducted by ETF staff, include calculating formula retirement benefits, annuity options, disability/separation benefits, taxes, survivor benefits, as well as health and life insurance. Question-and-answer sessions follow each presentation.

Most of the workshops run from 7 to 9 p.m. All locations are handicapped accessible with adequate free parking.

The first meeting is set for September 27 via interactive television presentations held in Cameron, Baldwin/Woodville and Somerset, Wisconsin.

Please inform your employes of the dates and locations. The reverse side of this Bulletin features a list of presentation dates and locations. Please reproduce the page for display in your work areas. You may also want to highlight presentations held within driving distance of your office(s).

For more information, please contact Luana Schneider, ETF Member Services Bureau, (608) 266-3463.

Review ETF Annual Report On Internet Site

ETF's 1998 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (ET-8501) is now available on our Internet site. The report contains a wealth of useful information, including 1998 program statistics and financial information on benefit plans administered by the Department. If you would like a printed copy of the report, call ETF's Supply and Mail Services Department at (608) 266-3302. Please allow two to three weeks for delivery.


To Help You Better Understand
The Public Retirement & Benefits System

(Except for October 4 and 5 sessions in King)

All locations are Handicapped Accessible and have adequate free parking
Alma Center
October 26 (Tuesday)
Lincoln High School-JS Bates Theatre
124 S School St, Alma Center, WI
Big Bend
October 12 (Tuesday)
Big Bend Elementary School
W230 S8695 Big Bend Dr, Big Bend, WI
Gordon (In Douglas County)
October 14 (Thursday)
Gordon Town Hall
9707 E County Rd Y, Gordon, WI
October 4 (Monday)
(2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m)

October 5 (Tuesday)
(9-11 a.m.)
Wisconsin Veteran's Home-Marden Hall Theatre
N2665 Hwy QQ, King, WI
Mineral Point
November 3 (Wednesday)
Mineral Point Middle High School - Cafeteria
705 Ross St., Mineral Point, WI
October 20 (Wednesday)
Pembine School - Cafeteria
N18775 Sauld St., Pembine, WI
Rib Lake
November 3 (Wednesday)
Rib Lake High School - Commons
1200 North St., Rib Lake, WI
November 10 (Wednesday)
Verona Area High School - Performing Arts Center
300 Richard St., Verona, WI (Enter on N Main Entrance)
The following presentations are hosted by individual employers:
November 4 (Thursday)
Sauk County Administration Bldg.-B24
505 Broadway, Baraboo, WI
Eau Claire
November 4 (Thursday)
Chippewa Valley Technical College, M103 Auditorium
620 W Clairemont, Eau Claire, WI
November 9 (Tuesday)
UW Marshfield/Wood County Student Center
2000 W Fifth St., Marshfield, WI
If weather should become severe, please listen to local radio stations for cancellation announcements.
Interactive Television Public Presentations
(Reservations needed for the following sites)
Hosted by Northern Lights Network:
September 27 (Monday) CESA #11 with sites at Cameron, Baldwin/Woodville and Somerset
September 28 (Tuesday) CESA #11 with sites at St. Croix, Siren and Spooner
Call Connie Manske at (715) 986-2020 to make a reservation to attend the presentations at one of these sites.
Hosted by ERVING Network:
October 11 (Monday) Bonduel, Clintonville, Keshena and Wittenberg
Call Debbie Bernard at (715) 823-7172 to make a reservation to attend the presentation at one of these sites.

The Department of Employe Trust Funds does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the provision of programs, services, or employment. If you are speech, hearing or visually impaired, and need assistance, call (608) 266-3285 or TTY (608) 267-0676. We will try to find another way to get the information to you in a usable form.


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