Department News
Nov 21, 2022 10:00am

Office Closure - Thanksgiving 2022

The Department of Employee Trust Funds, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business on Thursday, November 24, 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 25.

Department News
Nov 16, 2022 5:00pm

GIB Simplifies Income Continuation Insurance Program

The Group Insurance Board today approved changes to simplify the Income Continuation Insurance Program for employers and members and addressed other topics affecting the administration of the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

WRS News Online for Employees
Nov 15, 2022 8:00am Nov 2022 Edition

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program News

There’s a lot to share about the WDC! Topics include tips for keeping your account safe and secure; new IRS contribution limits; and a popular investment option is changing its share class – and comes with a lower expense ratio.

WRS News Online for Employees
Nov 15, 2022 8:00am Nov 2022 Edition

Choosing When to Retire Webinar

We're offering extra sessions of this popular webinar through December 15.

WRS News Online for Employees
Nov 15, 2022 8:00am Nov 2022 Edition

ETF’s Projections for Core Effective Rates and Adjustments

Your WRS account is credited annually with the effective rate of interest. ETF will announce rates in February. In the meantime, see ETF’s projections for the Core effective rate and the Core annuity adjustment (for retirees).

WRS News Online for Employees
Nov 15, 2022 8:00am Nov 2022 Edition

Know Your Options: Variable Trust Fund Participation

Are you one of the approximately 37,000 active employees currently participating the Variable Trust Fund? ETF encourages you periodically review and understand how the Variable Fund affects your benefits, both before and during retirement.

WRS News Online for Employees
Nov 15, 2022 8:00am Nov 2022 Edition

How Does Interest Crediting Work?

Annual interest is credited each December 31 on monies that have been in the system for the full calendar year. This information can be found on your WRS Annual Statement of Benefits, distributed each April.