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Which Type of Benefits Presentation Fits Your Needs?

Representatives from the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) frequently give presentations at a variety of locations throughout Wisconsin. These staff appearances offer members an opportunity to learn about the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and related benefits. We encourage all members to attend an ETF presentation. Statewide benefit presentations, group appointments, webinars and benefit fairs offer you an opportunity to ask questions of knowledgeable ETF staff. In addition, our online videos offer you the opportunity to learn about your benefits where and when it is convenient for you.

ETF learning opportunities map



Click on the map at left to view learning opportunities available in your area of the state.


Statewide Benefit Presentations

If you are interested in learning about the full array of benefits ETF administers, attend one of the presentations below. We now offer two different benefit presentations:

  1. WRS Benefits for Employees Nearing Retirement (ET-7375) offers valuable information for those within five years of retirement.
  2. WRS Benefits for New and Mid-Career Employees (ET-7374) is designed for active employees who plan to continue to work for five or more years.

Speakers at these events are well versed in all of our benefit programs. They will also discuss ETF news, insurance and other ETF-administered benefits. No reservation is needed for these events.

Group Appointments

If you are a WRS participant who has a retirement packet/estimate and plans to retire within the next 12 months, we encourage you to attend a group appointment (ET-7114). An ETF representative will offer you a step-by-step explanation of your retirement estimate, your annuity options and the application process. You must call 1-877-533-5020 or 1-608-266-3285 to make an appointment.


Think of a webinar as a way to attend a meeting without leaving home or work. Using your computer and speakers or a headset, you can hear a presentation and see the presenter's slides through an Internet connection. You will be able to ask questions and benefit from the questions asked by others. Click here to view current webinar offerings.

Online Videos

You may also learn about a range of ETF-administered benefits by watching these videos. You can learn at your own pace, where and when it is convenient for you. The video library offers presentations on WRS benefits, employee orientation and other related benefits.

Benefit/Health Fairs

ETF representatives also attend benefit fairs throughout the state. At these events, staff will be available to answer your questions on the full range of ETF benefit programs.

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