ETF provides training for employers on the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and other ETF-administered benefits. To register for online recorded webinars, click on the link next to each description. If you have training questions, please contact ETFSMBEmployerTraining@etf.wi.gov.

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Wisconsin Retirement System Employer Trainings

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WRS Additional Contributions This 10-minute 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 Additional Contributions

WRS Category Determination This 13-minute 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 Category Determination

WRS Contribution Rates

This 10-minute 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 Contribution Rates

WRS Eligibility Employers are responsible for evaluating and determining each employee's eligibility for WRS participation. This 33-minute webinar, for all WRS employers, reviews eligibility rules, what opportunities employees have to meet WRS eligibility, and WRS eligibility facts.

WRS Eligibility

WRS Employment of Annuitants This 25-minute 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 Employment of Annuitants 

WRS How to Become a Participating Employer   This 25-minute recorded webinar defines the WRS, provides benefits of participation, and walks through how to determine eligibility responsibilities are outlined as well as the steps needed if an employer wishes to participate, along with due dates for required paperwork and effective dates of coverage.   WRS How to Become a Participating Employer 
WRS Keeping Reported Information Up-to-Date

This 30-minute webinar provides instruction for reviewing reports found in the WRS Earnings Reports (On-going) Application. Employers are responsible for accurate and up-to-date reporting.

WRS Keeping Reported Information Up-to-Date

WRS Monthly Retirement Remittance Reporting This 19-minute 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 Monthly Retirement Remittance Reporting

WRS Reportable Earnings and Hours This 20-minute webinar, for all WRS Employers, reviews which payment types are earnings for WRS purposes, and what would be considered reportable hours.

WRS Reportable Earnings and 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 15-minute webinar will review the information and reporting for USERRA.

WRS USERRA

 

 

ETF provides training for employers on the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and other ETF-administered benefits. To register for online recorded webinars, click on the link next to each description. If you have training questions, please contact ETFSMBEmployerTraining@etf.wi.gov.

State Insurance Benefits Employer Trainings

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MEBS Access and Logging In MEBS is the My ETF Benefits System that employers use to manage their own Employees ETF benefits. This 6-minute webinar explains What is MEBS, How to gain access to MEBS, and How to Log In.

MEBS Access and Logging In

MEBS Access and Logging In Slides (.pdf)

COBRA Eligibility This 9-minute video explores COBRA eligibility through: defining what COBRA is, identifying and providing examples for qualifying events, defining the responsibilities of various groups, and determining the timeline of various COBRA events.

COBRA Eligibility

COBRA Eligibility Slides (.pdf)

Group Life Insurance This 60-minute 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.

Group Life Insurance

Group Life Insurance Slides (.pdf)

Income Continuation Insurance Module 1

This 7-minute module of the Income Continuation Insurance (ICI) program for State Employers provides ICI definitions, identifying benefit amounts, determining eligibility, enrollment options, how coverage terminates, and elimination periods.

Income Continuation Insurance (ICI)

ICI Module 1 Webinar Slides (.pdf)

Income Continuation Insurance Module 2 This 10-minute module of the Income Continuation Insurance (ICI) program for State Employers provides the difference between general State premiums and UW faculty/Academic staff premiums, filing claims and return to work, and resolving employer errors.

Income Continuation Insurance (ICI)

ICI Module 2 Webinar Slides (.pdf)

Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) This 20-minute webinar explains the role and responsibilities of ETFs' Pharmacy Benefits Manager, Navitus. Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM)
Sick Leave Conversion Program Module 1 This 28-minute 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 1

Accumulated Sick Leave Webinar Slides (.pdf)

Sick Leave Conversion Program Module 2 This 15-minute 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 2

Accumulated Sick Leave Webinar Slides (.pdf)

Sick Leave Conversion Program Module 3 This 18-minute 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 3

Accumulated Sick Leave Webinar Slides (.pdf)

Sick Leave Conversion Program Module 4 This 22-minute 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.

Sick Leave Conversion Program Module 4

Accumulated Sick Leave Webinar Slides (.pdf)

State High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) This 50-minute webinar, for State Employers, provides an overview of the HDHP, including eligibility requirements, pair-able accounts, and much more.

State High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) Recorded Webinar

State HDHP Webinar Slides (.pdf)

State Health Savings Account (HSA) This 32-minute webinar reviews HSA eligibility requirements and includes helpful resources.

State Health Savings Account (HSA) Recorded Webinar

State HSA Webinar Slides (.pdf)

State Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA)

This 20-minute webinar, for State Employers, reviews eligibility requirements, functionality, and available resources associated with LPSFA.

State Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA) Recorded Webinar

State LPFSA Webinar Slides (.pdf)

 

ETF provides training for employers on the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and other ETF-administered benefits. To register for online recorded webinars, click on the link next to each description. If you have training questions, please contact ETFSMBEmployerTraining@etf.wi.gov.

Local Insurance Benefits Employer Trainings

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MEBS Access and Logging In MEBS is the My ETF Benefits System that employers use to manage their own Employees ETF benefits. This 6-minute webinar explains What is MEBS, How to gain access to MEBS, and How to Log In.

MEBS Access and Logging In

MEBS Access and Logging In Slides (.pdf)

Opening a Member Record
(Local Employer Health Insurance Application Processing: Keying Applications)

This 6-minute webinar explains how to locate a member record in the My ETF Benefits System (MEBS), how to verify the demographic data of a member in MEBS, and how to update a member record demographics in MEBS.

Opening a Member Record

Opening a Member Record Slides (.pdf)

COBRA Eligibility This 9-minute video explores COBRA eligibility through: defining what COBRA is, identifying and providing examples for qualifying events, defining the responsibilities of various groups, and determining the timeline of various COBRA events.

COBRA Eligibility

COBRA Eligibility Slides (.pdf)

Joining the Wisconsin Public Employers (WPE) Group Health Insurance Program This 10-minute training video provides local employers with a description of the overall process for how to join the Wisconsin Public Employers (WPE) Group Health Insurance Program, including a description of the program, steps to join, an overall timeline, and where to find additional resources.

Joining the Wisconsin Public Employers (WPE) Group Health Insurance Program

Joining the Wisconsin Public Employers (WPE) Group Health Insurance Program slides (.pdf)

 

Local Employer Verification of Health Insurance Coverage (ET-4814) Training

This 12-minute video is for Local Employers who offer their employees Wisconsin Public Employers Health Insurance, and explores changes to how the 4814 is processed by the employer when enrolled employees terminate.  It defines the ET-4814 form, lists the events that trigger the need to submit one, identifies major sections of the form, and examines the overall process, including some examples.

Local Employer Verification of Health Insurance Coverage (ET-4814) Training

Local Employer Verification of Health Insurance Coverage (ET-4814) Training slides (.pdf)

Local Employer Medicare Family Some Health Insurance Contracts This 20-minute recorded webinar provides employers with a description of the new Medicare Family Some Contract coverage level and provides employers with a demonstration of how this new coverage level looks in myETFBenefits.

Local Employer Medicare Family Some Health Insurance Contracts

Medicare Family Some - Employer Webinar Slides (.pdf)

Group Health Insurance Application/Change Form for Retirees & COBRA Continuants (ET-2331)

Group Life Insurance This 60-minute 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.

Group Life Insurance

Group Life Insurance Slides (.pdf)

Income Continuation Insurance This 43-minute webinar covers the Income Continuation Insurance (ICI) program for both State and Local Employers. Topics discussed include eligibility, enrollment, and the employer error provision.

Income Continuation Insurance (ICI)

ICI Webinar Slides (.pdf)

Local Employer Contribution Towards Health Insurance Premiums (88% Calculation Example) This 21-minute 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 Employer Contribution Towards Health Insurance Premiums (88% Calculation Example)

Local Health Insurance 88% Webinar Slides (.pdf)

Local High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)

This 25-minute 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.

Local High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) Recorded Webinar

Local HDHP Webinar Slides (.pdf)

Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) This 20-minute webinar explains the role and responsibilities of ETFs' Pharmacy Benefits Manager, Navitus. Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM)

 

ETF provides training for employers on the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and other ETF-administered benefits. To register for online recorded webinars, click on the link next to each description. If you have training questions, please contact ETFSMBEmployerTraining@etf.wi.gov.

WDC Employer Trainings

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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.

2021 WDC Employer Webinar

WDC Employer Webinar Slides (.pdf)

 

ETF provides training for employers on the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and other ETF-administered benefits. To register for online recorded webinars, click on the link next to each description. If you have training questions, please contact ETFSMBEmployerTraining@etf.wi.gov.

Navigating ETF and Employer Responsibilities 

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Navigating ETF's Redesigned Website  To assist employers with navigating the newly redesigned website, ETF has published new webinars focusing on the WRS (12-minutes) and insurance benefit programs (25-minutes). These webinars provide employers with tips, demonstrations, and resources to efficiently navigate both the WRS and insurance employer sections of the site.

Navigating ETF’s Redesigned Website: Employer Insurance Resources Employer Insurance Redesign Guide (.pdf)

Navigating ETF’s Redesigned Website: Employer WRS Resources Employer Website Redesign Guide (.pdf)