Department News
Nov 22, 2021 9:30am

Office Closure - Thanksgiving 2021

The Department of Employee Trust Funds, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business on Thursday, November 25, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. ETF’s customer service call center staff will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 26.

Department News
Nov 17, 2021 4:30pm
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GIB Approves Medicare Advantage Contract Extension

The Group Insurance Board today approved a contract extension with UnitedHealthcare for the Medicare Advantage plan through 2025. The Board also reviewed multiple strategic initiatives related to the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

WRS News Online for Employees
Nov 12, 2021 8:00am Nov 2021 Edition

WDC Lifetime Income Score Helps With Financial Planning

The WDC Program has received national recognition for a pilot project that increased participants’ engagement with their retirement savings strategies and plans. Have you logged into your account lately? Notice that you’re benefiting from the results of this project.

WRS News Online for Employees
Nov 12, 2021 8:00am Nov 2021 Edition

Savi: Student Loan Relief Program for WRS Members

Don’t let student loan debt be a barrier to achieving your personal or financial goals. If you need help navigating the complexities of federal student loan programs to lower payments or forgive loans, check out the free Savi Student Loan Relief Program.

WRS News Online for Employees
Nov 12, 2021 8:00am Nov 2021 Edition

SWIB Wins Pair of Institutional Investor Allocators' Choice Awards

The financial industry is taking notice of the hard work, success, and innovation of SWIB staff. SWIB was recognized with two industry honors – Team of the Year and Partnership of the Year – at the 4th Annual Institutional Investor Allocators’ Choice Awards.

WRS News Online for Employees
Nov 12, 2021 8:00am Nov 2021 Edition

New WRS Contribution Rates Take Effect January 1

Required contribution rates for 2022 were approved by the ETF Board in June and take effect January 1. How will this affect your paycheck?

WRS News Online for Employees
Nov 12, 2021 8:00am Nov 2021 Edition

Upcoming Governing Board Meetings

Find out when the governing boards of the WRS and the SWIB Board of Trustees are scheduled to meet.

WRS News Online for Employees
Nov 12, 2021 8:00am Nov 2021 Edition

WDC Program Announces Fee Reductions

Monthly fees for the WDC will decrease by an average of 34%, effective January 1, 2022. The Deferred Compensation Board, citing favorable investment returns and administrative cost savings, recently approved the fee decrease.