Use the resources on this page to complete a task or take action for your retirement, health and other benefits. In the near future, we plan to offer members convenient and secure online access to their benefits information. Stay tuned.
Click on the name of a task to be taken to its description and link. Click on Back to Top to return to this list.
Apply for Retirement
The retirement checklist will take you through the steps to plan and apply for retirement.
Change My Address
ETF sends you important information about your WRS benefits. Follow these steps to update your address.
Change My Bank
Direct deposit is the most secure, reliable and convenient method of receiving benefit payments and is generally the only payment method used by ETF. Use these steps to update your information.
Change My Tax Withholding
Most retirement payments are subject to federal and state taxes. Have ETF withhold the right amount of money from your monthly benefit payment. Note: Federal withholding tables are subject to changes by the Internal Revenue Service. Consult with you professional tax advisor or visit irs.gov for the latest information.
Designate a Beneficiary
Make sure ETF knows who you want to receive your WRS assets upon your death by keeping your beneficiary designation up-to-date.
Enroll or Make Changes to My Health Benefits
State employees* or retirees: Use the following link to enroll, make changes to, or opt out of your health benefits.
* State employees include State of Wisconsin, Legislature and Wisconsin Court System Employees Covered by STAR; Beyond Vision, Fox River Navigation System Authority, WEDC, WHEDA, WHEFA; UW System; and UW Hospital & Clinics.
Local employees or retirees: Turn in one of the following forms to your employer.
- Group Health Insurance Application/Change Form for Employees (ET-2301)
- Group Health Insurance Application/Change for Retirees & COBRA Continuants (ET-2331)
Log in to My WDC Account
Access your Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program (WDC) account information by clicking on the following link to go to the WDC website and login.
Make Additional Contributions
There are 3 ways to make additional contributions: an online payment, send a check or money order, or a payroll deduction through your employer. See the Additional Contributions page for more information. Use the link below to make a convenient, online payment.
Please keep in mind the following:
2. You will need your ETF Member ID.
3. US Bank will email you a receipt confirming your deposit.
Note: The e-Payment site is administered by US Bank. No fees are charged for making payments or using the e-Payment site. Any fees for returned payments or overdraft charges are the responsibility of the member. Payments received by 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) will be considered received for the current business day. Any payment received after 8:00 p.m. CST will be considered for the next business day. On your bank statement, this payment shows up as “WRSETFAddl".
Pay My Invoice
If you have received a benefit overpayment, you’ll need to pay the extra money back to ETF. Use the link below to make a convenient, online payment.
Note: The e-Payment site is administered by US Bank. Any fees or overdraft charges incurred are the responsibility of the member. Payments received by 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) will be considered received for the current business day. Any payment received after the 8:00 p.m. CST will be considered for the next business day. On your credit card or bank statement, this payment shows up as “ETF e-Payment".
Report the Death of a WRS Member
Understand the steps to report a death and ETF’s process for paying benefits.
Schedule an Appointment
Non-retired members may schedule a benefits counseling appointment. Before scheduling an appointment, you must have received a Retirement Benefit Estimate and Application (ET-4301) or a Disability Benefit Estimate and Application (ET-5302). See the Applying for Retirement section for more information.
To schedule an appointment, please use the convenient appointment scheduling system or call ETF at 1-877-533-5020. Choose either an online or by phone, individual appointment or an online group appointment. Wait times for appointments can be up to 6 weeks, depending on availability.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not offering in-person appointments at this time.