Employer News
May 21, 2020 12:00am

Distribution for the 2021 It’s Your Choice Guides - Employer Response Required

For the 2021 plan year, the It’s Your Choice decision guide will continue to be a printed guide, as a companion piece to the collection of It’s Your Choice web pages. You must notify ETF by July 19, 2020 of your intent to go completely electronic, or whether you will need copies of the paper guide.

Department News
May 19, 2020 2:00pm

Business Closure Observes Memorial Day

The Department of Employee Trust Funds, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, May 25, 2020, due to the Memorial Day observance.

Department News
May 13, 2020 4:20pm

GIB Approves Minor Benefit Changes for 2021

The Group Insurance Board today approved minor benefit changes for 2021 and discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

Employer News
Apr 23, 2020 12:00am

Local Employer Action Required – 2020 Annual Statement of Benefits

Delivery services are taking necessary precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result, are not currently offering signature confirmation of secure delivery of employee statements. After evaluating various options, ETF has decided that the most secure option is to mail the 2020 Annual WRS Statement of Benefits directly to all active WRS participants.

Employer News
Apr 20, 2020 12:00am

Consider Participating in the Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Program

Have you considered joining the WPE Group Health Insurance Program? The program is administered by ETF and offers competitive health insurance premium rates, one-stop shopping for access to many provider networks statewide, and a prescription drug benefit program administered by a pharmacy benefits manager credited with saving employers millions of dollars in prescription drug costs.

It's Your Choice: Health and Wellness News
Apr 15, 2020 5:00pm

Well Wisconsin Radio, FSA Carryover, COVID-19

StayWell Presents: Well Wisconsin Radio, 2019 Flexible Spending Account(s) and Commuter Fringe Benefit Accounts Carryover Balances, Benefit Questions about COVID-19?

Department News
Apr 7, 2020 12:00am

Q&A on WRS Benefits and COVID-19

ETF has compiled answers to frequently asked questions by employers and members about the impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on Wisconsin Retirement System retirement and insurance benefits.

Employer News
Apr 7, 2020 12:00am

State Employers: WRS Annual Statement of Benefits Coming Soon

The WRS Annual Statement of Benefits (dated January 1, 2020) will soon be delivered to active employees with WRS contribution balances as of December 31, 2019. There are special instructions and web resources for your employees.