Department News
Sep 16, 2021 1:00pm
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Webinar: Investment Basics

Isn't it time to begin investing in your future? At this webinar on September 29, you'll learn about investment fundamentals such as the differences between cash equivalents, bonds, stocks, and mutual funds. Register now for the morning or evening session!

Department News
Sep 13, 2021 1:30pm
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Employer Webinar: Savi Offers Student Loan Assistance

Find out what’s happening nationally with student loans, what these changes mean for you and your employees, and how the Savi platform can help. Register now for this webinar on September 23.

Department News
Aug 30, 2021 1:00pm

Office Closure to Observe Labor Day 2021

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, September 6, 2021, due to the Labor Day observance. Wisconsin Retirement System members are encouraged to utilize the ETF Internet site to view and print forms, brochures and other information. Regular office hours and Customer Service Call Center hours (see below) will resume on Tuesday, September 7.

Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Customer Service Call Center Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

ETF Ombudsperson Services Resolves Disputes

ETF encourages you to know how your benefits work, but when additional assistance is needed Ombudsperson Services acts as an impartial party for equity, fairness, and compliance.

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

Health Insurance Benefits Update

The annual It’s Your Choice open enrollment period is September 27 through October 22. Premium rate increases for 2022 are modest and less than the national trend for the third year in a row. We've got a new tool to help you make health plan design decisions.

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

Contact the WRS Governing Boards

Did you know you can send correspondence to the WRS governing boards? Find out how to write or email the Boards, associated deadlines, and other considerations.

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

ETF In-Person Services and COVID-19

ETF has implemented a phased, COVID-19 pandemic bounce back plan for resuming onsite and in-person services. The plan focuses on protecting the well-being and safety of members and ETF staff. Find out the latest in safety protocols and services offered.

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

Now is a Good Time to Consider Income Continuation Insurance

Consider enrolling in the Income Continuation Insurance program, an income replacement plan that replaces a portion of your income if you are unable to work because of sickness or injury. Premiums are the lowest they have been in years for both state and local government employees.

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 30, 2021 8:00am Sept 2021 edition

Well Wisconsin: Tune in to Greater Well-Being

Tune in to greater well-being with the Well Wisconsin Program. There’s a new web page – no log in required! Find out what’s on tap for Well Wisconsin Radio programs through December, and here’s a reminder about the $150wellness incentive deadline for 2021.