WRS News Online for Employees
Sep 8, 2020 11:30am Sept 2020 Edition

GIB Approves Modest Premium Increase for 2021; Below National Trend Again

The Group Insurance Board recently approved an overall health insurance premium increase of 2.7% for state employees and minor benefit changes for 2021. This is the second year in a row that rates have been less than the national trend.

WRS News Online for Employees
Sep 8, 2020 11:30am Sept 2020 Edition

SWIB Response to COVID-19

As the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, SWIB -- with its highly diversified strategy -- is well positioned to weather the current market volatility. We continue to actively monitor investments and seek out market opportunities to keep the trust funds strong for the long term.

WRS News Online for Employees
Sep 8, 2020 11:30am Sept 2020 Edition

Stay Well, Wisconsin!

It’s easier than ever to fulfill the Well Wisconsin program activities and earn your wellness incentive. And check out recorded episodes of Well Wisconsin! Radio. Episodes feature wellness news and information in an interview-style forma, including: how to get better quality sleep, how to safely explore and enjoy our beautiful state parks, and free health coaching.

WRS News Online for Employees
Sep 8, 2020 11:30am Sept 2020 Edition

David Villa Named to Institutional Investor Allocator Voices

SWIB Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer David Villa has been named to Institutional Investor 2020 Allocator Voices, an elite group of innovators who lead some of the most cutting-edge investment institutions. Villa is one of 30 influential innovators from the North America class.

WRS News Online for Employees
Sep 8, 2020 11:30am Sept 2020 Edition

SWIB Part of Global Peer Financing Association

SWIB has joined three leading pension plans to create a peer-to-peer network that encourages the development of a more effective and transparent marketplace for securities financing activities and brings asset owners to together to share best practices and unite as a voice in the investment industry.

WRS News Online for Employees
Sep 8, 2020 11:30am Sept 2020 Edition

Living Our Values – A Message from ETF

ETF's mission is to deliver quality benefits and services to WRS members and their families while protecting the integrity of the Public Employee Trust Fund. We value the diversity of those we serve, and we believe our greatest asset is our workforce. Learn more about who we are and what we do.

WRS News Online for Employees
Sep 8, 2020 11:30am Sept 2020 Edition

SWIB Podcast Features Timely, Important Information

SWIB is excited to announce an all new podcast series, The SWIB Podcast, where WRS members can turn to for timely information about the investments that help fund the state’s pension system. Podcasts feature discussions with SWIB staff regarding the global market environment and SWIB’s investment strategies that keep the WRS positioned for long-term success.

WRS News Online for Employees
Sep 8, 2020 11:30am Sept 2020 Edition

Know Your Benefits: Can I get an In-Person Retirement Appointment?

ETF has canceled all in-person appointments and benefits presentations through the end of this year, due the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, ETF staff are not traveling to on-site health benefits fairs. Here’s how you can talk with a benefits specialist to get the help you need, including scheduling a retirement appointment.

WRS News Online for Employees
Sep 8, 2020 11:30am Sept 2020 Edition

Pharmacy Update: Allow 10 Days for Delivery of Mail Order Medications

Group health insurance program members who utilize Serve You Rx should allow for these time frames: up to ten days for refillable prescriptions and up to two weeks for new prescriptions. Specialty medications are delivered next day. Learn how utilizing mail order for prescriptions can save time and money.