Department News
Aug 21, 2019 12:00am

State Health Insurance Premiums to Increase; First Increase in Three Years

The Group Insurance Board today approved an overall 4% health insurance premium increase and 2020 plan changes for the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. The rate increases are less than national projections, according to Segal Consulting, the Board’s consulting actuary.

It's Your Choice: Health and Wellness News
Jul 29, 2019 12:00am
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Travel Assistance, Your Other Retirement Plan and Well Wisconsin

Learn about travel assistance benefits available through Securian, watch a video on how an HSA is another way to save for your retirement and remember to sign up for an onsite health screening to complete one of the three activities needed for the Well Wisconsin $150 incentive.

Department News
Jul 11, 2019 12:00am

ETF Launches New Website

ETF has launched a new, customer-centric website for the more than 630,000 Wisconsin Retirement System members, employers and other site users. The site provides quick, easy access to retirement, health and other benefits information, decision-making tools, and educational resources. 

Department News
Jul 2, 2019 12:00am

Office Closures Observe Independence Day

ETF, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Thursday, July 4, 2019, due to the Fourth of July holiday. Wisconsin Retirement System members are encouraged to use the ETF website to view and print forms, brochures and other information. Regular office hours and Customer Service Call Center hours (see below) will resume on Friday, July 5.

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

Department News
Jun 27, 2019 12:00am

WRS Contribution Rates to Increase Slightly in 2020

Required contribution rates for Wisconsin Retirement System employers and employees will increase slightly in 2020. The Employee Trust Funds Board approved the rate changes June 20, following an annual report by the retirement system’s consulting actuary.