Department News
May 19, 2020 2:00pm

Business Closure Observes Memorial Day

The Department of Employee Trust Funds, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, May 25, 2020, due to the Memorial Day observance.

Department News
May 13, 2020 4:20pm

GIB Approves Minor Benefit Changes for 2021

The Group Insurance Board today approved minor benefit changes for 2021 and discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program.

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.

Department News
Apr 29, 2020 12:00pm May 2020 Edition

Your 2020 Statement of Benefits

Your statement is a once-a-year summary of your retirement account information. It’s also one of your most important financial planning tools! Here are some essential things to know and do once you get your statement.

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.