Attention Employees covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System
See below for the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) information regarding their upcoming webinars during the month of March.
Webinars Live Webinars Scheduled for March ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions. Visit our webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions.
WRS Benefits: For New and Mid-Career Employees This one-hour webinar is for employees who are five years – or more – from retirement. The information presented will help ensure sound, strategic decisions over the course of your career. Topics include vesting, ways to enhance a WRS retirement benefit, purchasing service, military service credit, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, contribution rates, the importance of a beneficiary form and how to complete one, and how “life event” changes affect retirement benefits.
Mar 05, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Mar 10, 2015 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Mar 25, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mar 31, 2015 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
WRS Retirement Benefit Calculation Methods This webinar will explain the methods used for benefit calculations and the components of each method. Anyone who has requested or is planning to request an estimate will have a better understanding of how that amount was calculated. Individuals will have the opportunity to ask questions on this topic at the end of the session.
Mar 10, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 p.m. Mar 18, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Mar 19, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Mar 24, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Overview of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) This webinar will cover participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, how the WRS is funded and what benefits are available under the WRS. A brief overview of the Core and Variable Trust Funds and how the WRS is structured are included.
Mar 11, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Mar 23, 2015 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Retirement Annuity Options This webinar will help to increase your understanding of the WRS annuity options available to you at retirement. We will also explain the difference between a beneficiary and a named survivor.
Mar 11, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Mar 17, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Mar 26, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
WRS Effective Rates and Annuity Adjustments This webinar will provide employees and retirees a greater understanding of how WRS trust fund investment returns affect WRS retirement accounts and monthly pensions. For example, do investment returns affect how much retirees initially receive when they begin their pensions? Do retirees receive adjustments to their monthly pension amounts over the years? This webinar will cover the process of how the rates and adjustments are calculated, beginning with the investment returns reported by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board for the Core and Variable Trust Funds.
Mar 12, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Mar 17, 2015 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Mar 19, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Mar 27, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
How to Read the Statement of Sick Leave Account (State and University Retirees) This webinar will cover the annual Statements of Sick Leave Accounts for State and University retirees. Areas we will cover include:
-Information for those who are using their sick leave; -Information for those who are currently covered under another non-state/university plan; and -Information for those who are currently covered under another state/university plan
Mar 03, 2015 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Mar 06, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Mar 09, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
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