Live Webinars Scheduled for August
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.
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.
- Wednesday Aug 05, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
- Tuesday Aug 11, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Wednesday Aug 19, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday Aug 27, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Additional Contributions Find out how making additional contributions to your WRS account can potentially increase your retirement. This webinar also provides examples of how contributions grow over time with interest, how to pay additional contributions (payroll deduction or direct pay), etc.
- Thursday Aug 06, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
- Friday Aug 14, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Tuesday Aug 18, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
How a Divorce Affects Your WRS Benefits (retired members and alternate payees) This webinar explains how a divorce affects a retired member’s WRS benefits, including what happens when the WRS annuity is split by a qualified domestic relations order, benefit rights of alternate payees, and more.
- Wednesday Aug 12, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
- Tuesday Aug 18, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
How a Divorce Affects Your WRS Benefits (non-retired members and alternate payees) This webinar explains how a divorce affects a non-retired member’s WRS benefits, including what happens when the earnings and service are divided by a qualified domestic relations order, benefit rights of alternate payees, the importance of keeping beneficiary designations update and more.
- Thursday Aug 20, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday Aug 26, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Beneficiary Designations Do you have a beneficiary designation on file with ETF and does it reflect how you’d want your WRS death benefits paid? This webinar reviews the importance of having a beneficiary designation on file and keeping it updated as life events occur. We’ll also review the process of how to correctly complete a designation form, what it means if you do not have one on file with ETF, and how to request a copy of your current form.
- Thursday Jul 23, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
WRS Employer and Employee 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 2015.
- Wednesday Jul 29, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Overview of the Wisconsin Retirement System This webinar will cover participation in the WRS, vesting requirements, how the WRS is funded and benefits available under the WRS. Also included is a brief overview of the Core and Variable Trust Funds and how the WRS is structured.
- Tuesday Jul 28, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
5 Basic Steps to Your Retirement Consider this webinar your quick reference guide to starting the retirement process within the next 12 months. We’ll review: choosing a termination date, how to request a retirement estimate – and how to read and understand it. We’ll also cover how to schedule a retirement appointment and – drum roll here — how to submit the retirement application
- Thursday Jul 23, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
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