WRS News Online for Employees
Apr 29, 2020 12:00pm May 2020 Edition

Check Out These Timely ETF Webinars

Check out ETF webinars in high demand at this time of year for WRS employees. All webinars are live, presented by an ETF benefits specialist, and include time for Q&As at the end of the session.

WRS News Online for Employees
Apr 29, 2020 12:00pm May 2020 Edition

SWIB: Focus is on Long-Term Strategy

The uncertainty of COVID-19 has had a major impact on global financial markets. The State of Wisconsin Investment Board is continuing to monitor, analyze, and respond to market conditions. Here is a status update.

WRS News Online for Employees
Apr 29, 2020 12:00pm May 2020 Edition

WDC: Personal Investing and Market Turmoil

Here’s an update from the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program, including reminders about personal investing and market turmoil, enhanced security of online services, appointments with local plan reps, and more.

WRS News Online for Employees
Apr 29, 2020 12:00pm May 2020 Edition

Consider the Consequences of Taking a Separation Benefit

The only way to access your WRS retirement account before reaching minimum retirement age is to close your account and take a separation benefit. But carefully consider the consequences—you would be forfeiting employer paid contributions, interest, and creditable service.

WRS News Online for Employees
Apr 29, 2020 12:00pm May 2020 Edition

ETF’s Online Tools Provide the Right Info at the Right Time

Our online calculators and tools come in very handy when you want to do things like request a benefit estimate, calculate the cost of choosing an Accelerated Payment annuity option, and much more.

WRS News Online for Employees
Apr 29, 2020 12:00pm May 2020 Edition

Did You Know You Can Add Money to Your WRS Account?

Your deposits – called additional contributions – are invested in the WRS trust funds and earn the effective rate of interest each year. There are also other ways to increase your retirement income.

WRS News Online for Employees
Apr 29, 2020 12:00pm May 2020 Edition

Upcoming Governing Board Meetings

Find out when the next scheduled meetings are set for the Group Insurance Board, the WRS retirement boards (ETF Board, Teachers Retirement Board, and Wisconsin Retirement Board), the Deferred Compensation Board, and the SWIB Board of Trustees.

It's Your Choice: Health and Wellness News
Apr 15, 2020 5:00pm

Well Wisconsin Radio, FSA Carryover, COVID-19

StayWell Presents: Well Wisconsin Radio, 2019 Flexible Spending Account(s) and Commuter Fringe Benefit Accounts Carryover Balances, Benefit Questions about COVID-19?

Department News
Apr 10, 2020 1:15pm

Delivery of Statement of Benefits Delayed for Some Members

Delivery of the Wisconsin Retirement System annual Statement of Benefits has been delayed for local government employees. Here is an update on the distribution of statements to all WRS members, both state and local.