Employer News
Feb 2, 2023 2:00pm

New Employer Training: Health Plans, Medicare, and Retirees

Many state employees want to continue their health insurance into retirement. However, they might have several questions prior to retiring like what determines their eligibility? What impact does gaining Medicare eligibility have on health insurance?

It's Your Choice: Health and Wellness News
Jan 17, 2023 4:00pm

Kicking off Well Wisconsin 2023

It’s a new year, and Well Wisconsin can help you live well in 2023! Check out this short video or review this handout to see how Well Wisconsin can help you get closer to fulfilling your health and wellness goals.

Department News
Jan 17, 2023 1:45pm

ETF Publishes Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for 2021

ETF has published its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for 2021. This report provides information about the WRS and other benefit programs administered by ETF, including the related financial statements and independent auditor’s report.

Department News
Jan 11, 2023 8:30am
Wisconsin silhouette in money

WRS in the Spotlight for Pension Plan Stability and Sustainability

Pew Charitable Trusts cites the WRS as one of three public employee pension plans that has maintained high funded ratios at predictable costs over the past 20 years and conducts a wide-ranging Q&A-style interview with ETF Secretary John Voelker.

Department News
Jan 11, 2023 8:00am

Office Closures Observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2023

ETF, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, January 16, 2023, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. observance. Regular Customer Service Call Center hours (see below) will resume on Tuesday, January 17.

Customer Service Call Center Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Employer News
Jan 10, 2023 8:00am

January 2023 Well Wisconsin Updates

Discover what’s included in the 2023 Well Wisconsin program, explore changes to the WebMD One portal, and delve into new resources for creating a culture of well-being across your worksite.

Employer News
Dec 20, 2022 8:00am

Social Security Wage Base Set to Increase for 2023

ETF provides updated Social Security and Medicare wage bases for 2023. This information applies to all WRS employers and all other public employers in Wisconsin that provide Social Security coverage for their employees under Wisconsin’s Section 218 Agreement. 

Department News
Dec 19, 2022 12:00pm

Holiday Closings of ETF Offices 2022

The Department of Employee Trust Funds, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2. ETF’s customer service call center staff will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27 and Tuesday, January 3.  Wisconsin Retirement System members are encouraged to utilize ETF’s website to view and print forms, brochures and review online videos.