Department News
Sep 16, 2021 1:00pm
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Webinar: Investment Basics

Isn't it time to begin investing in your future? At this webinar on September 29, you'll learn about investment fundamentals such as the differences between cash equivalents, bonds, stocks, and mutual funds. Register now for the morning or evening session!

Department News
Sep 13, 2021 1:30pm
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Employer Webinar: Savi Offers Student Loan Assistance

Find out what’s happening nationally with student loans, what these changes mean for you and your employees, and how the Savi platform can help. Register now for this webinar on September 23.

Employer News
Sep 7, 2021 10:00am

September Well Wisconsin Resources Available

September Well Wisconsin resources are now available for employers participating in the Group Health Insurance Program. Get information on participant communications coming soon from WebMD and the upcoming October 8 incentive deadline. Access the new employer-sponsored activity toolkit and share with your employees.

Employer News
Sep 1, 2021 2:00pm

New Training Video for Understanding COBRA Eligibility

Understanding COBRA—the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act—can sometimes be tricky. A new nine-minute training video answers these questions and provides additional information on qualifying events, responsibilities, and timelines.

Department News
Aug 30, 2021 1:00pm

Office Closure to Observe Labor Day 2021

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, September 6, 2021, due to the Labor Day observance. Wisconsin Retirement System members are encouraged to utilize the ETF Internet site to view and print forms, brochures and other information. Regular office hours and Customer Service Call Center hours (see below) will resume on Tuesday, September 7.

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
Aug 30, 2021 11:30am

ETF Awards Benefitfocus Insurance Administration System Contract

ETF has selected Benefitfocus as the new insurance administration system. Benefitfocus offers a single, cloud-based solution that personalizes the enrollment experience and streamlines benefits administration for more than 239,000 members.

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

Legislative Update

Wisconsin’s 2021-23 biennial budget bill (2021 Wisconsin Act 58) became law on July 8.
We have completed an initial review of the law and prepared a summary of the provisions that relate to the Department of Employee Trust Funds.

Employer News
Aug 27, 2021 8:00am

Clear Cache When Using myETF Benefits

Employers using myETF Benefits should clear cached images and files frequently for the best user experience. Please contact your agency’s help desk with questions on clearing your Internet browser’s cache.