Employer News
Mar 25, 2020 12:00am

Q&A for Employers on WRS Benefits and COVID-19

ETF has compiled answers to frequently asked questions by employers about the impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Topics include paid leave, rehired annuitants, terminations, and more.

Department News
Mar 24, 2020 10:30am

ETF Offices Closed to Public Due to COVID-19

The Department of Employee Trust Funds has temporarily closed its offices to the general public, in compliance with Gov. Evers' directive to restrict public access for essential services only in order to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Services are still available to Wisconsin Retirement System members and employers.

Employer News
Mar 23, 2020 12:00am

Dates for IYC Health Benefits 2021 Local Employer Kickoffs

ETF will host four regional It’s Your Choice health benefits 2021 employer kickoff meetings for local employers this fall, listed below. If you are a local employer and are planning to host employee benefit fairs, please try to schedule them around the dates and times of these regional kickoff meetings.

Department News
Mar 20, 2020 4:30pm

SWIB Addresses Stock Market and COVID-19

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board has released a statement about Wisconsin Retirement System investment performance and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department News
Mar 17, 2020 2:00pm

WDC Program Moves to Online-Only Appointments Due to COVID-19

All meetings between participants and Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program local plan representatives are now conducted online only. The WDC’s Madison office will remain open; however, it is closed to visitors.

Employer News
Mar 11, 2020 12:00am

Year-Round Access to GASB 75 Reporting for Local Employers

Local employers who participate in health insurance now have year-round access to reports that provide data for GASB 75 health insurance reporting. These reports, presented on a calendar-year basis, include data for annuitants and COBRA participants continuing coverage in the Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Program.