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.

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

Take Action: Get a Flu Shot and Stay Healthy This Season

Flu season is approaching and typically runs through May. Think about getting your flu vaccine as soon as possible. While the flu vaccine won’t protect you from developing COVID-19, it’s still a good idea to get flu shot. Find out about CDC guidelines and where you can get a flu shot.

Department News
Aug 19, 2020 4:30pm

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

The Group Insurance Board today approved a modest premium increase for the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. The overall state premium increase of 2.7% is less than the national trend for the second year in a row, according to Segal, the Board’s consulting actuary.

Department News
Jul 17, 2020 1:00pm

Federal Tax Table Adjustment

The federal tax tables have changed for 2020. WRS retirees may see an adjustment to their federal tax withholding deductions beginning with the August 1, 2020 payment.