The Department of Employee Trust Funds is pleased to recognize Wisconsin Retirement System employers as “champions” of Wisconsin Strong: Your Financial Security™, our innovative financial wellness program for WRS employees, retirees, and their families. Congratulations to the following employers!

Cities: Altoona, Ashland, Whitewater

Counties: Buffalo, Calumet, Clark, Fond du Lac, Green, Pierce, Racine, Taylor

School Districts: Bayfield, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, Cadott, Cumberland, Denmark, Greenfield, Hamilton, Herman Neosho Rubicon, Maple Dale Indian Hill, Marshall, Mauston, Niagara, North Cape, Norway J7/Drought School, Onalaska, Poynette, Rosholt, Sparta Area, Waukesha

Housing Authorities: Rhinelander, Sawyer County

Universities and Technical Colleges: UW-Platteville, Southwest Technical College, University of Wisconsin System

Villages: Fox Crossing, Kimberly, Saukville

Agencies: Dept. of Natural Resources, Dept. of Financial Institutions, Dept. of Revenue, Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Legislature, Wisconsin Technical College System, Wisconsin Public Service Commission

ETF encourages all WRS employers to support employee financial wellness by signing up to be a Wisconsin Strong champion.

Why Wisconsin Strong?

Employee financial stress is real, and it can erode employee productivity, engagement, job satisfaction, and ultimately undermine overall health and well-being. Research has shown that more than 8 in 10 employers believe that employee financial wellness programs and tools can help create more productive, loyal, satisfied, and engaged employees.

That’s why ETF and the Department of Financial Institutions joined forces to create this holistic approach to empowering employees to understand and maximize their WRS benefits, save for the future, and achieve financial wellness at any age. The Wisconsin Strong program provides employers with a helpful and intuitive toolbox of proven resources designed to support the most common financial wellness needs.

As a participating Wisconsin Strong champion, you’ll receive an efficient, turnkey employee wellness program to help your employees learn, increase their financial literacy, and take action at all career stages.

Watch our recorded webinar to learn more about Wisconsin Strong. Find out how easy it is to offer this relevant financial wellness program to your employees and their families.

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