Employer News
Jul 15, 2019 12:00am

Well Wisconsin: Flu Shot Clinics and Health Screenings

The Well Wisconsin Program is available to subscribers and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Program. Read more for information on StayWell onsite flu shot clinics, an upcoming diabetes webinar and 2019 Well Wisconsin reminders.

Department News
Jul 11, 2019 12:00am

ETF Launches New Website

ETF has launched a new, customer-centric website for the more than 630,000 Wisconsin Retirement System members, employers and other site users. The site provides quick, easy access to retirement, health and other benefits information, decision-making tools, and educational resources. 

Department News
Jul 2, 2019 12:00am

Office Closures Observe Independence Day

ETF, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Thursday, July 4, 2019, due to the Fourth of July holiday. Wisconsin Retirement System members are encouraged to use the ETF website to view and print forms, brochures and other information. Regular office hours and Customer Service Call Center hours (see below) will resume on Friday, July 5.

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

Department News
Jun 27, 2019 12:00am

WRS Contribution Rates to Increase Slightly in 2020

Required contribution rates for Wisconsin Retirement System employers and employees will increase slightly in 2020. The Employee Trust Funds Board approved the rate changes June 20, following an annual report by the retirement system’s consulting actuary.

Employer News
Jun 27, 2019 12:00am

WRS Regional Employer Training Sessions: 2019

ETF is conducting free WRS employer training sessions for employers throughout the state.  This training is beneficial for employers new to the administration of the WRS and for more experienced employers who have been working with the WRS for several years and would like a WRS refresher.

Employer News
Jun 27, 2019 12:00am

Employee Trust Funds Board Announces 2020 WRS Contribution Rates

WRS rates are increasing in 2020 primarily due to lower-than-expected investment performance and changes in actuarial assumptions. For more information about the 2020 rates, the actuarial valuation report and presentation is available in the board meeting materials.  

Employer News
Jun 25, 2019 12:00am

WRS Beneficiary Designation Forms Revised

Both the Beneficiary Designation (ET-2320) and Beneficiary Designation - Alternate (ET-2321) forms have been revised. The forms now include a space for the beneficiary phone number and provide information on how to list a trust as a beneficiary. Please use the revised versions of both forms and discard any previous versions.

Employer News
Jun 19, 2019 12:00am

ETF’s New Website Available Now

Please note that all reports, applications, resources and links from the Online Network for Employers (ONE) have been relocated – scroll down to the Employer Tools section and box and select “ETF Web Applications for Employers."

ETF will host webinars focused on general navigation, insurance and WRS employer tasks. ETF will notify employers when these webinars are available and recorded versions will be placed on the new website for reference.