WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 31, 2022 8:00am Sept 2022 Edition

Health Insurance Benefits Update

The annual It’s Your Choice open enrollment period is September 26-October 21. This is when state and local employees participating in the group health insurance program can make changes for next year, including switching health plans, coverage levels, or adding/deleting certain dependents.

WRS News Online for Employees
Aug 31, 2022 8:00am Sept 2022 Edition

SWIB Real Estate Portfolio Important to Overall WRS Investment Strategy

SWIB’s real estate portfolio helps diversify the Core Trust Fund and has generated an impressive track record of investment performance, to the benefit of the WRS. This success is helping keep the WRS fully funded and well positioned to deliver on its promise to more than 652,000 members.

Department News
Aug 18, 2022 12:30pm

GIB Approves Premiums and More Plan Choices for Members in 2023

The Group Insurance Board has approved a modest health insurance premium increase and expanded service areas and provider networks for the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program in 2023. Despite the departure of WEA Trust from the program, members will have more health plan choices.

Department News
May 23, 2022 3:00pm

Business Closure Observes Memorial Day 2022

The Department of Employee Trust Funds, including all customer service phone lines, will be closed for business Monday, May 30, 2022, due to the Memorial Day observance.

Department News
May 19, 2022 10:00am

GIB Approves Benefit Changes for Plan Year 2023

The GIB has approved several health and pharmacy benefit changes for plan year 2023. The changes were recommended by ETF, based on feedback from members, health plans, and other stakeholders.

WRS News Online for Employees
May 2, 2022 8:00am May 2022 Edition

SWIB Works to Weather Market Volatility

With the country still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, market volatility caused by economic and world events has caused more uncertainty. Volatility in the financial markets is not new and is something SWIB is prepared to deal with through its diversified asset allocation and strategic investment management.

Department News
Feb 21, 2022 10:30am
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ETF Receives 2021 Governor's Financial Literacy Award

ETF recently received a 2021 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award for its pilot financial wellness program, Wisconsin Strong: Your Financial Security™. More than 18,000 WRS members and their families participated in the program, which concludes at the end of February 2022.

It's Your Choice: Health and Wellness News
Feb 16, 2022 3:00pm

Well Wisconsin Radio: Finding Purpose

Well Wisconsin Radio is better than ever in 2022 and now includes podcast, Random Acts of Kindness Week: February 13 - 19, Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test Coverage