Department News
Jan 28, 2020 5:00pm

W-2 Wage Statements for Wellness Incentives

ETF has distributed the 2019 W-2 tax statements for fringe benefits to affected Wisconsin Retirement System members. The statements were mailed to retirees’ home addresses on file with ETF.

WRS News Online for Employees
Jan 23, 2020 12:03pm January 2020 Edition

ETF Projections for Effective Rates, Annuity Adjustments

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board has announced preliminary 2019 investment returns for the Core Trust Fund and the Variable Trust Fund. How will this affect your Wisconsin Retirement System account?

WRS News Online for Employees
Jan 23, 2020 12:02pm January 2020 Edition

We Are Proud to Serve You

Happy New Year! As the 2020s dawn, your Wisconsin Retirement System continues to be strong and well-positioned to meet the State’s retirement commitments well into the future. Thank you for all you do to make the WRS the success that it is.

WRS News Online for Employees
Jan 23, 2020 12:01pm January 2020 Edition

Investment Success: True Value Measured Over the Long Term

This past year the WRS Trust Funds earned extremely strong preliminary gross returns; however, the true value that SWIB provides is measured over long time horizons and not simply by the rise and fall of the market in a single year. Over the long term, SWIB’s investment strategy -- along with the WRS’s unique design -- has maintained the plan’s fully funded status and kept the WRS financially stable.

WRS News Online for Employees
Jan 23, 2020 12:00pm January 2020 Edition

Contribution Limits Increased in 2020

WDC Contribution Limits Increased in 2020
The IRS has set a 2020 contribution limit of $19,500 OR 100% of your includible compensation and increased the age 50+ catch-up contribution and the “special” catch-up contribution were also increased. Find out how you can enhance your retirement savings with these new provisions.