It's Your Choice: Health and Wellness News
Jan 20, 2022 3:00pm

Welcome to the 2022 Well Wisconsin Program

The Well Wisconsin Program is available to subscribers and their spouses enrolled in the Group Health Insurance Program. In partnership with WebMD, Well Wisconsin invites participants to earn a taxable $150 gift card by completing a health check, health assessment, and well-being activity.

Department News
Jan 14, 2022 12:46pm
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Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test Coverage Information

Effective January 15, 2022, most members covered under the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program can purchase over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test kits at no cost. Coverage limits and exclusions apply.

Department News
Jan 12, 2022 8:00am

Office Closures Observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022

ETF, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, January 17, 2022, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. observance. Regular Customer Service Call Center hours (see below) will resume on Tuesday, January 18.

Customer Service Call Center Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Department News
Jan 7, 2022 8:00am

When Will I Receive My Statement of Benefits in 2022?

ETF will begin distributing employees' January 1, 2022 Wisconsin Retirement System Annual Statement of Benefits in April, after 2021 account data reconciliation processes have been completed. The statement is a summary of an employee's year-end WRS retirement account information, including the effective rate of interest applied to the account.

Department News
Jan 6, 2022 3:30pm

Workshop: Student Loan Debt Relief

Find out how to prepare for repayment and avoid student loan debt relief scams at this free workshop, Student Loan Debt Relief, on January 20 and 21. Presented by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and Savi.

Department News
Jan 4, 2022 11:00am

1099-R Forms for Retirees

Watch your mailbox: ETF will mail 2021 1099-R forms, as well as W-2 tax forms for taxable retiree wellness incentives paid in 2021, by January 31.

Department News
Dec 20, 2021 12:00pm

When Are 2022 Annuity Payments Available?

Under state law, monthly Wisconsin Retirement System annuity payments are payable on the first day of the month. The chart below shows upcoming 2022 payments affected when the first falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday.

Department News
Dec 20, 2021 12:00pm

Holiday Closings of ETF Offices 2021

The Department of Employee Trust Funds, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business on Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31. ETF’s customer service call center staff will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, December 27 and Monday, January 3.  Wisconsin Retirement System members are encouraged to utilize ETF’s website to view and print forms, brochures and review online videos.