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Department of Employee Trust Funds
Last Updated May 28, 2014

Live Webinars Scheduled

ETF is offering a series of live, interactive webinars – online presentations – designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) benefits. Unless otherwise noted, all webinars are 30 minutes with time for webinar-topic related questions at the end of the sessions.

Here is what some of our webinar participants have to say:

  • Great webinar! Glad ETF offers these, they are very informative and helpful.
  • It was very helpful to be able to ask questions specific to my situation. Thank you for making the webinar available.
  • Did an excellent job at answering questions about a very confusing subject (Variable Fund) esp. since every employees situation is different

NEW! Variable Fund

In this webinar we will discuss the Variable Fund - what it is, how it differs from the Core Fund, and the effect participation in this fund may have on your retirement benefit calculations. We will also discuss how to elect to participate in the Variable Fund, how to cancel Variable participation, and the impact the timing of these decisions may have on your Wisconsin Retirement System benefits.

Thursday June 12, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

NEW! Buying Service

If you are eligible to purchase service, doing so would increase your retirement or disability benefit. Find out how by viewing this webinar. We'll cover the types of service you may be able to buy, how and when you can buy service, and much more. Eligible types of service include service earned during prior WRS covered employment and forfeited through a separation benefit and some types of service earned with other government employers.

Thursday June 12, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday June 24, Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Friday June 27, 11:30 a.m. - Noon

 

NEW! Annuity Options

Congratulations! You have your official WRS retirement estimate and now you have to pick a monthly annuity payment option. But which one is right for you? Find out by viewing this webinar. We'll also cover accelerated payment options, the differences between a beneficiary and a named survivor, the importance of naming a beneficiary, and more.

Friday June 13, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Tuesday June 17, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday June 18, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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