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The Department of Employee Trust Funds

ETF administers retirement, insurance and other benefit programs for state and local government employees and retirees of the Wisconsin Retirement System.

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Plan Your Retirement

If you are planning to retire soon, be sure to consider how the timing of your retirement can affect your monthly annuity amount and other benefits. Here are some key items for your to-do list.

Increase Your Benefit

Among active WRS covered employees, the average age is 45 years and with an average of 11.8 years of service. To increase your WRS retirement benefit, consider making additional contributions and/or buying creditable service.

It's Never Too Early

Itís never too early to start preparing for retirement. Understanding your WRS benefits and developing a financial plan are key to making sure you have enough other supplemental retirement income to support the way you want to live. Here are some things to help you get started.


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Preliminary
WRS Performance*

Calendar Year 2014
as of 11/30/14

Core: 6.7%
Variable: 8.4%

*Subject to final calculation