Employer News
Jan 21, 2020 12:00pm

Local Employee Termination Checklist Updated

Please note that the checklist for local employers to use when employees terminate employment has been updated. It now provides 2020 plan year information. You can download and print the checklist from the ETF website.

Employer News
Jan 21, 2020 12:00pm

State Employee Termination Checklist Updated

Please note that the checklists for state employers to use when employees terminate employment have been updated. They now provide 2020 plan year information. You can download and print both checklists from the ETF website.

Department News
Jan 13, 2020 5:00pm

Office Closures Observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

ETF, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, January 20, 2020, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. observance. Regular office and Customer Service Call Center hours (see below) will resume on Tuesday, January 21.


Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Customer Service Call Center Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Employer News
Dec 18, 2019 12:00am

Social Security Wage Base Set to Increase for 2020

As the designated liaison between the Social Security Administration and employers that provide Social Security coverage for their employees under the State of Wisconsin’s Section 218 Agreement, ETF provides the following updated information, including Social Security and Medicare wage bases for 2020.

Department News
Dec 17, 2019 5:00pm

When Are 2020 Annuity Payments Available?

Under state law, monthly Wisconsin Retirement System annuity payments are payable on the first day of the month. The chart below shows upcoming 2020 payments affected when the first falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday.

Department News
Dec 17, 2019 5:00pm

Holiday Closings of ETF Offices

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday December 25 and Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1. ETF’s customer service call center staff will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 26 and Thursday, January 2. Building hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wisconsin Retirement System members are encouraged to utilize ETF’s website to view and print forms, brochures and review online videos.

It's Your Choice: Health and Wellness News
Dec 17, 2019 5:00pm

New Well Wisconsin, Pre-Tax Reminders

New and Improved Well Wisconsin for 2020. Starting in January 2020, the Well Wisconsin portal will be all new — new dashboard, new challenges, new goal tracking.
Pre-Tax Accounts Reminders. Members with a TASC debit card will be deactivated and no longer work beginning January 1, 2020 for the following accounts: Health Care FSA, Limited Purpose FSA, Dependent Day Care FSA, and Transit and Parking Accounts.

Employer News
Dec 4, 2019 9:00am

ETF E-mail Updates Employer Subscriptions Changing

To improve employer-focused communications between ETF and your agency, ETF is updating ETF E-mail Updates topics and automatically subscribing your agency’s email address(es).