Social Security

Information for employers about being covered by a Section 218 agreement and supplying Social Security Coverage for some or all of their employees.

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Dec 8, 2016 12:00am Newsletter Local Employer / State Employer

Employer Bulletin: Social Security Wage Base Set to Increase for 2017

As the designated liaison between the Social Security Administration and employers that provide Social Security coverage for their employees under the State of Wisconsin’s Section 218 Agreement, ETF provides the following updated information, including Social Security and Medicare wage bases for 2017.

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Dec 6, 2017 12:00am Newsletter Local Employer / State Employer

Employer Bulletin: Social Security Wage Base Set to Increase for 2018

As the designated liaison between the Social Security Administration and employers that provide Social Security coverage for their employees under the State of Wisconsin’s Section 218 Agreement, ETF provides the following updated information, including Social Security and Medicare wage bases for 2018.

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Dec 6, 2018 12:00am Newsletter Local Employer / State Employer

Employer Bulletin: Social Security Wage Base Set to Increase for 2019

This information applies to all Wisconsin Retirement System employers and all other public employers in Wisconsin that provide Social Security coverage for their employees under Wisconsin’s Section 218 Agreement.

Wisconsin's 218 Agreement with Social Security

All employers that wish to take part in the Wisconsin Retirement System must join and be covered by a Section 218 Agreement, which is an agreement between the state and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide Social Security coverage for state and local government employees.

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Dec 14, 2020 12:00am

Social Security Wage Base Set to Increase for 2021

As the designated liaison between the Social Security Administration and employers that provide Social Security coverage for their employees under the State of Wisconsin’s Section 218 Agreement, ETF provides Social Security and Medicare wage bases for 2021. This information applies to all WRS employers and all other public employers in Wisconsin that provide Social Security coverage for their employees under Wisconsin’s Section 218 Agreement. 

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Dec 16, 2021 1:00pm

Social Security Wage Base Set to Increase for 2022

ETF provides updated Social Security and Medicare wage bases for 2022. This information applies to all WRS employers and all other public employers in Wisconsin that provide Social Security coverage for their employees under Wisconsin’s Section 218 Agreement. 

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Dec 18, 2019 12:00am

Social Security Wage Base Set to Increase for 2020

As the designated liaison between the Social Security Administration and employers that provide Social Security coverage for their employees under the State of Wisconsin’s Section 218 Agreement, ETF provides the following updated information, including Social Security and Medicare wage bases for 2020.

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Aug 5, 2018 12:00am Newsletter Local Employer / State Employer

Employer Bulletin: Categorizing Employees for WRS Purposes

This bulletin provides some helpful tips for employers to use when determining a new employee’s employment category or when making a change to an existing employee’s category.

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Sep 12, 2016 12:00am Newsletter Local Employer / State Employer

Employer Bulletin: 2015 Wisconsin Act 174

The purpose of this Bulletin is to explain a recent law change, 2015 Wisconsin Act 174, which affects the Wisconsin Retirement System.