The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has scheduled additional “Group Appointment” retirement seminars in Green Bay for March. An afternoon seminar is scheduled from to 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Wednesday, March 22, 2017; a morning seminar is scheduled from 9:00 AM to 11:30 on Thursday, March 23, 2017 . The seminars are being held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College – Green Bay. Registration is required, and can be done by calling 1-877-533-5020. Directions and room number are provided when one registers for a seminar.
To attend a retirement session, a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) member is required to have their retirement packet in hand upon arrival to the session. It is certainly NOT too late for a member interested in attending to request a packet. One can do so by calling the ETF call center at 1-877-533-5020. (IMPORTANT: Getting a retirement packet from ETF does NOT obligate one to retire. The member simply has their application and packet in case they do decide to retire sometime over the coming year.)
Any WRS member who is within one year of reaching their minimum retirement age (age 55 for non-protective job categories, age 50 for protective categories) or older is welcome to contact ETF to order a retirement packet. Requesting a packet can be done while registering for the retirement seminar.
The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds has tailored Group Appointment retirement seminars for members planning (or considering) retirement over the next several years. Topics covered include the WRS retirement pension, health insurance, life insurance, return-to-work rules, etc. The Group Appointment seminars offer a WRS member the opportunity to ask questions of knowledgeable, experienced ETF staff.
To see a listing of upcoming ETF retirement presentations and group appointment sessions in Northeast Wisconsin, you can use this link: http://etf.wi.gov/members/northeast.htm
You can also receive automatic e-mail updates of upcoming retirement presentations and group appointment sessions by registering at this link: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDETF/subscriber/new?topic_id=WIDETF_24