Department News
Dec 14, 2021 11:00am

ETF Board Updates Actuarial Assumptions

The Employee Trust Funds Board recently considered and updated key economic and demographic assumptions that are used to value the liabilities of the WRS. This included reducing the current assumed rate of investment return from 7.0% to 6.8%.

Department News
Nov 30, 2021 2:00pm
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Webinar: Money, Visions, and Goals

This December 15 Money, Visions, and Goals webinar will help you better understand how you can use money to reach your financial goals. Register now for the morning or evening session!

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

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 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.

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.