Department News
Aug 26, 2019 9:00am

Office Closures Observe Labor Day

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, September 2, 2019, 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 3.

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
Aug 23, 2019 1:00pm

Wisconsin Pharmacy Cost Study

ETF was awarded a technical assistance grant from the National Governor’s Association to continue the work ETF has been doing on the Pharmacy Cost Study Committee.

Employer News
Aug 23, 2019 12:00am

Income Continuation Insurance Manuals Updated

Both the state and local income continuation insurance administration manuals have been revised. The revision date of each chapter is indicated next to the title of each chapter. Please disregard any previous versions of these manuals.

Department News
Aug 21, 2019 4:00pm

State Health Insurance Premiums to Increase; First Increase in Three Years

The Group Insurance Board today approved an overall 4% health insurance premium increase and 2020 plan changes for the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. The rate increases are less than national projections, according to Segal Consulting, the Board’s consulting actuary.

Employer News
Aug 19, 2019 12:00am

Sick Leave Credit Conversion Program Webinar Series

ETF has published the Sick Leave Credit Conversion Program webinar series, a resource for employers administering this program. The four available recorded webinars are available for viewing anytime and include four modules.

Employer News
Aug 8, 2019 12:00am

It’s Your Choice 2020 Preview Information

This employer news items provides information on 2020 insurance rates, as well as updates for the 2020 plan year. The It’s Your Choice 2020 open enrollment period is September 30 - October 25, 2019.

Employer News
Aug 7, 2019 12:00am

New USERRA Checklist Available

There is a new USERRA Checklist (ET-2573) to help employers report USERRA to ETF for current and/or previous years.

Employer News
Aug 7, 2019 12:00am

Updated Rehired Annuitant Form Available

The Rehired Annuitant (ET-2319) form has a new look! The revised form must be used; please discard any old printed copies you may have.

Employer News
Jul 23, 2019 12:00pm

Recorded Webinars Help Navigate Redesigned Website

To assist employers with navigating the newly redesigned website, ETF has published new webinars focusing on the WRS and insurance benefit programs. These webinars provide employers with tips, demonstrations and resources to efficiently navigate both the WRS and insurance employer sections of the site.

Employer News
Jul 15, 2019 3:00pm

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.