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New WDC Website Provides Your Financial “Big Picture”

The WDC website has always been a great resource to help you manage this vital source of retirement income—and now it can do a great deal more. Recent enhancements provide you the option to track every aspect of your finances in real time – in one place, and with one login.

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Nominations Sought in Important Governing Board Elections

The process to elect members to the ETF Board and Teachers Retirement Board has begun! There are seats available for teachers, educational support personnel, and technical college teachers. Download the nomination materials now.

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Why Not You? Educational Support Personnel ETF Board Seat Available

Leilani Paul, who has served on the ETF Board as the Educational Support Personnel Member since 2015, urges colleagues to consider serving on this important WRS governing board.


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SWIB Real Estate Portfolio Important to Overall WRS Investment Strategy

SWIB’s real estate portfolio helps diversify the Core Trust Fund and has generated an impressive track record of investment performance, to the benefit of the WRS. This success is helping keep the WRS fully funded and well positioned to deliver on its promise to more than 652,000 members.

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Health Insurance Benefits Update

The annual It’s Your Choice open enrollment period is September 26-October 21. This is when state and local employees participating in the group health insurance program can make changes for next year, including switching health plans, coverage levels, or adding/deleting certain dependents.

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WEA Trust to Exit Group Health Insurance Program

WEA Trust will no longer offer health insurance as of December 31, 2022. This change affects all current WEA network areas and plan designs offered by the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. If you're currently insured with WEA, you'll need to select a new plan for 2023.

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Well Wisconsin Program Updates

Group health insurance subscribers and spouses: If you still need to complete a well-being activity for your Well Wisconsin incentive payment, here’s some inspiration; a reminder about flu vaccines; and information about a diabetes prevention program.

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WDC and My Total Retirement: A Retirement Investment Strategy Just For You

While basic investment strategies often consider only your age, My Total Retirement looks at a wide range of factors to develop a more in-depth picture of who you are to create a strategy that best fits your individual needs. Now you can experience this program free for 90 days.

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SWIB Named Finalist for Pair of Industry Awards

SWIB has been nominated by its peers for a pair of financial industry awards. SWIB’s Funds Alpha Team has been named one of three finalists for Team of the Year by With Intelligence as part of its 2022 Allocator Prizes. With Intelligence connects investors and fund managers to people and data needed to raise and allocate assets.

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ETF is Your Source for All Things WRS

Reminder: Contact ETF for any questions related to your WRS account and benefits. Occasionally, we hear about non-ETF retirement finance advisors/professionals providing incorrect information about WRS benefits.

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DeAngelis Appointed to SWIB Board of Trustees

Jeff DeAngelis has been appointed to the SWIB Board of Trustees. He replaces Tim Sheehy, who stepped down following the June board meeting due to another statewide appointment from Governor Evers. Trustee DeAngelis will serve the remainder of Trustee Sheehy’s term. More DeAngelis>

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Apply for WRS Disability Benefits Online

ETF has added an Online Disability Retirement Estimate Request tool to its website. If you think you’re eligible for WRS disability benefits, review these resources and use the new tool to apply online.

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to learn how to be there for your loved ones, keep them safe, help them stay connected, follow up and learn more. In addition, check out these resources available via your State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program benefits.

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Find Your Best Plan Design

Find the plan design that meets your medical needs! IBM Benefits Mentor is the interactive benefits counselor for state employees and non-Medicare retirees who participate in the group health insurance program.

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Upcoming Governing Board Meetings

Find out when the governing boards of the Wisconsin Retirement System and the State of Wisconsin Investment Board are scheduled to meet.

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