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Know Your Benefits: ETF Webinars and Group Appointments

Want to know more about your Wisconsin Retirement System benefits? Whether you are planning to retire in the distant future, within the year or somewhere in between - we have a live, interactive webinar or other e-learning that is right for you. Or, perhaps you would rather attend a group appointment.

Webinars are conducted online by an ETF benefit specialist and focus on a single topic of interest. ETF webinars over the next several months will cover these important topics:

  • Annuity options
  • The Variable Trust Fund
  • 5 steps to retirement
  • Returning to work after retirement
  • Top 10 things to know about your Statement of Benefits
  • Additional contributions
  • An overview of the WRS
  • Buying service
  • WRS employer and employee contribution rates
  • Beneficiary designations
  • How to use our online retirement benefit estimate calculator
  • Choosing a retirement date (December vs. January)

Monitor our webinar schedule on the Member Education web page. Better yet, sign up for ETF E-mail Updates to receive immediate notification of new registration opportunities. Registration is free and fast – sign up with an email address.

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What participants are saying about ETF webinars:

“This was the best webinar I've been to related to the WRS.  Great speaker, easy to understand and explained things very well. Very easy to follow, excellent presenter…good pace and easy to understand.  Excellent job!”

“I wanted to say that this presenter did an excellent job of presenting clear/understandable information to anyone with a 'beginner's knowledge' of retirement information. GREAT JOB!!  The material that was presented was easy to understand and gave a good idea as to where to start if thinking of retirement.”

Group Retirement Appointments
Do you already have your official WRS benefit estimate and feel you need to talk to someone at ETF to understand it better? Consider attending one of our group retirement appointments. We design these sessions specifically for members who are within a year of retirement and already have a retirement estimate from ETF. An ETF benefits specialist provides an explanation of the estimate, WRS annuity options, the application process and answers questions.

Use our interactive map to find a group appointment scheduled in your area.