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.
5 Basic Steps to Your Retirement: Consider this webinar your quick reference guide to starting the retirement process within the next 12 months. ETF will review: choosing a termination date, how to request a retirement estimate – and how to read and understand it. ETF will also cover how to schedule a retirement appointment and – drum roll here — how to submit the retirement application.
- Wed, Jan 18, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Fri, Jan 20, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Thu, Jan 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Tue, Jan 31, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Returning to Work After Retirement: Whether retired or planning to retire, do you need information about what happens if you decide to work again? This webinar is for you. 2013 Act 20, which was effective July 2, 2013, made some important changes to laws that affect retired WRS members planning to return to work. This webinar covers the old law as well as the changes provided by Act 20.
- Thu, Jan 12, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Tue, Jan 17, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Thu, Jan 19, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
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 you make 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.
- Wed, Jan 11, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Thu, Jan 12, 2017 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Mon, Jan 23, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
- Wed, Jan 25, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WRS Annuity Adjustments and Effective Rates: Do WRS accounts receive an investment return? Do investment returns affect how much a retiree will initially receive when they begin their pension? Do those retired in the WRS receive adjustments to their monthly pension amount over the years? This webinar will cover the process of how account effective rates and annuity adjustments are calculated, starting with the investment return reported by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Also covered during the webinar will be explanations of both the Core and Variable Trust Funds and the calculations specific to each fund for effective rates and annual adjustments. At the end of this webinar, it is hoped that you will have a better grasp on how State of Wisconsin Investment Board investment returns affect your WRS pension.
- Thu, Jan 19, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Tue, Jan 24, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Fri, Jan 27, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Tue, Jan 31, 2017 11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
WRS Employee and Employer Contribution Rates: This webinar will review how employer and employee contributions help keep the WRS fully funded. We will discuss how the contribution rates are calculated, why they change annually, where those dollars go and the contribution rate changes for 2017.
- Fri, Jan 13, 2017 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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