The State Agency Health Insurance Standards, Guidelines and Administration Employer Manual (ET-1118) has been revised. Please disregard any previous versions of this manual. You can see a summary of the changes here.
The Local Employer Health Insurance Standards, Guidelines and Administration Manual (ET-1144) has been revised. Please disregard any previous versions of this manual. You can see a summary of the changes here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.