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ETF Webinars and Other Learning Opportunities

Do you want to know more about your Wisconsin Retirement System benefits? No matter what your status is as an employee, ETF has a live, interactive webinar or employee benefits seminar right for you. Perhaps you would rather attend a group retirement appointment — we have those, too.

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

  • How to use our online calculator to request a retirement benefit estimate
  • How to enhance your benefit by making additional contributions
  • WRS annuity payment options
  • Choosing a retirement date
  • Five key steps to prepare for retirement
  • The Variable Trust Fund and how it affects your benefits
  • WRS employer and employee contribution rates
  • WRS effective rates and annuity adjustments

WRS Employee Benefits Seminars
Whether you are just beginning your career under the Wisconsin Retirement System or close to retirement, join us for an ETF-hosted presentation on WRS employee benefits. In this two-hour, evening seminar we thoroughly review benefit basics, the Core and Variable Trust Funds and things to know and do to maximize your benefits as you move through your career. Those within five years or so of retirement will appreciate hearing about WRS annuity options, return-to-work rules, post-retirement annuity adjustments and much more. Seminars run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and are scheduled statewide. Use our interactive map to find a presentation near you.

Group Retirement Appointments
Do you already have your official WRS benefit estimate, but still want to talk to a benefits specialist about it and the retirement process as well? Consider attending one of our group retirement appointments. These appointments are for members who have their official estimate and are within a year of retirement. We will provide an explanation of the estimate, WRS annuity options, the application process and answer questions.

  • Use the interactive map to find a group appointment scheduled in your area.
  • Sign up for ETF E-mail Updates to receive immediate notification of upcoming educational events. Registration is free and fast — sign up with an email address.
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