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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.