ETF presents training for the administration of WRS benefits. Choose from in-person training opportunities or recorded webinars. Register using the links provided with each description. For questions regarding employer training, please contact ETFSMBEmployerTraining@etf.wi.gov.
ETF conducts free Wisconsin Retirement System employer training sessions for all state agencies and local government employers. This training is for staff who are new to the administration of the WRS, as well as for more experienced staff who want to focus on more complex WRS issues.
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|Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program Employer Webinar||This Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program (WDC) webinar, recorded on September 19, 2019, provides employers with an overview of the WDC Program, new online enrollment capabilities, contribution rate options, employee advice, and new online tools.|
|2020 ALEX Enhancements for State Employers||
In this webinar conducted by ETF in conjunction with Jellyvision, employers will be introduced to enhancements to ALEX (the interactive virtual benefits counselor) for the 2020 plan year. This training will only be offered once, but will be recorded and published on the ETF website.
|2020 Alex Enhancements|
|Local Employer Medicare Family Some Health Insurance Contracts||This recorded webinar provides employers with a description of the new Medicare Family Some Contract coverage level and also provides employers with a demonstration of how this new coverage level looks in myETFBenefits.|
|Group Life Insurance||This webinar guides employers through the basic rules and processes of eligibility, enrollment, coverage, cost, cancelling, continuing, and accessing resources regarding the Wisconsin Public Employers Group Life Insurance Program.|
|Income Continuation Insurance||This webinar covers the Income Continuation Insurance (ICI) program for both State and Local Employers. Topics discussed include eligibility, enrollment, and the employer error provision.|
|Local Employer Contribution Towards Health Insurance Premiums (88% Calculation Example)||This webinar, for Local Employers participating in the Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Program, covers the calculation of the maximum employer share of the premium contribution towards the health insurance premium.|
Local High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
|This webinar for, Local Employers participating in the group health insurance program, provides an overview of the HDHP including eligibility requirements, pair-able accounts, and much more.|
|Navigating ETF's 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.|
|Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM)||This webinar explains the role and responsibilities of ETFs' Pharmacy Benefits Manager, Navitus.||Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM)|
|Sick Leave Conversion Program Module 1||This module of the Sick Leave Credit Conversion Program training for employers provides an overview of the program, eligibility requirements and sick leave conversion credit calculations.|
|Sick Leave Conversion Program Module 2||This module of the Sick Leave Credit Conversion Program training for employers discusses employer and employee responsibilities, and when employers are to certify sick leave for their employees.|
|Sick Leave Conversion Program Module 3||This module of the Sick Leave Credit Conversion Program training discusses rehired annuitants, sick leave escrow, sick leave re-enrollment process and what happens to a member’s sick leave in the event of death.|
|Sick Leave Conversion Program Module 4||This module of the Sick Leave Credit Conversion Program training provides resources to help employers assist employees considering terminating employment, and the Q & A from the Sick Leave Credit Conversion Program in-person employer training.|
|State High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)||This webinar, for State Employers, provides an overview of the HDHP, including eligibility requirements, pair-able accounts, and much more.|
|State Health Savings Account (HSA)||This webinar reviews HSA eligibility requirements and includes helpful resources.|
|State Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA)||This webinar, for State Employers, reviews eligibility requirements, functionality, and available resources associated with LPSFA.|
|WRS Additional Contributions||This webinar, for all WRS Employers, provides information on additional contributions. Additional contributions means any contribution made by or on behalf of a participant to the retirement system other than employee/employer required contributions.|
|WRS Annual Reconciliation||This webinar, for all WRS Employers, review the annual reconciliation process. Annual reconciliation is the process in which employers reconcile total annual earnings reported periodically throughout the year to the total earnings reported in the Monthly Remittance Reports. Employers Annual Reports are due January 31.|
|WRS Category Determination||This webinar, for all WRS Employers, provides information on category determination. Once an employer has determined an employee is WRS eligible, the next step is to determine the appropriate employment category in which to enroll that employee.|
|WRS Contribution Rates||This webinar, for all WRS Employers, provides information on what makes up the WRS contribution rates. Each employer's contribution rates are specific to the employer and its employee contribution categories.|
|WRS Eligibility||Employers are responsible for evaluating and determining each employee's eligibility for WRS participation. This webinar, for all WRS employers, reviews eligibility rules, what opportunities employees have to meet WRS eligibility, and WRS eligibility facts.|
|WRS Employment of Annuitants||This webinar reviews how to determine if an employee is a Rehired Annuitant under Wisconsin law, requirements for rehire, required WRS forms, and much more.|
|WRS Keeping Reported Information Up-to-Date||It is very important that all Employers report accurate and up-to-date employee information. ETF provides a list of reports that employers should check all year long to ensure all information is reported correctly.|
|WRS Monthly Retirement Remittance Reporting||This webinar, for all WRS Employers, provides information on the WRS Monthly Retirement Remittance Report. Each month, employers must submit to ETF a reporting of total WRS earnings by contribution category and remit contribution payment based on those earnings, using the WRS Contribution Remittance Entry Application.|
|WRS Pending Transactions||This webinar, for all WRS Employers, covers the feature called "Pending Transactions," found on the WRS Account Update Application. Pending Transactions gives an employer the opportunity to review and delete any transaction that was submitted on the current day.|
|WRS Reporting & Termination||This webinar is for School District employers only. Topics include balance-of-contracts, summer school contracts, and determining the correct termination date for teachers.|
|WRS Reporting Employee Information to ETF||This webinar, for all WRS Employers, reviews the various transactions used to process employee information to ETF.|
|WRS Reportable Earnings and Hours||This webinar, for all WRS Employers, reviews which payment types are earnings for WRS purposes, and what would be considered reportable hours.|
|WRS USERRA||The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1994 provides certain pension rights to employees returning from a voluntary or involuntary uniformed service. This webinar will review the information and reporting for USERRA.|