It's Your Choice: Health and Wellness News
Jul 29, 2019 5:00pm
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Travel Assistance, Your Other Retirement Plan and Well Wisconsin

Learn about travel assistance benefits available through Securian, watch a video on how an HSA is another way to save for your retirement and remember to sign up for an onsite health screening to complete one of the three activities needed for the Well Wisconsin $150 incentive.

Department News
Jul 11, 2019 11:30am

ETF Launches New Website

ETF has launched a new, customer-centric website for the more than 630,000 Wisconsin Retirement System members, employers and other site users. The site provides quick, easy access to retirement, health and other benefits information, decision-making tools, and educational resources. 

Department News
Jul 2, 2019 12:00pm

Office Closures Observe Independence Day

ETF, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Thursday, July 4, 2019, due to the Fourth of July holiday. Wisconsin Retirement System members are encouraged to use the ETF website to view and print forms, brochures and other information. Regular office hours and Customer Service Call Center hours (see below) will resume on Friday, July 5.

Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Customer Service Call Center Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Department News
Jun 27, 2019 5:00pm

WRS Contribution Rates to Increase Slightly in 2020

Required contribution rates for Wisconsin Retirement System employers and employees will increase slightly in 2020. The Employee Trust Funds Board approved the rate changes June 20, following an annual report by the retirement system’s consulting actuary.

Department News
Jun 3, 2019 5:00pm

ETF Publishes New Group Health Benefits Annual Report

ETF has published its first annual report presenting key information and statistics about the state’s $1.6 billion Group Health Insurance Program covering some 240,0000 current and retired public employees and their families.

Department News
May 23, 2019 5:00pm

Office Closure Memorial Day Observed

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, May 27, 2019, due to the Memorial Day observance. Wisconsin Retirement System members are encouraged to utilize the ETF Internet site to view and print forms, brochures and other information. Regular office hours and Customer Service Call Center hours (see below) will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Customer Service Call Center Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Department News
May 21, 2019 5:00pm

Survey: Group Health Participants Struggle with Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs

A recent survey on how participants in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program are managing out-of-pocket costs points to the need for more help navigating their health care benefits and expenses.

ETF partnered with the Center for Financial Security (CFS) at the University of Wisconsin La Follette School of Public Affairs to survey participants about how perceptions of costs influence their health care decisions.