WRS Webinars Offered in February

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 their webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions.

Additional Contributions

Adding money to your WRS account, via additional contributions, can enhance your eventual WRS retirement benefit. Learn how contributions grow with effective rate interest crediting, how to deposit (payroll deduction or direct pay), and much more.

February 4, 2020      6:00pm-6:30pm

February 6, 2020      12:30pm- 1:00pm

February 10, 2020    10:30am- 11:00am

February 25, 2020     11:00am- 11:30am


Preparing for Your Retirement

Planning to retire in the next 1 – 10 years? Then this is for you. We’ll discuss:

  • The money you and your employer have put towards your retirement account.
  • How your retirement account grows through investments.
  • When you can retire.
  • Options for receiving your retirement benefit.
  • Rules you must follow if you return to work after retiring.
  • What happens to your account after you die.
  • Changes to your health and life insurance in retirement.

Learn in a way that fits your schedule. Go to this public presentation in a city near you or attend a live webinar!

February 5, 2020        6:30pm- 8:30pm

February 20, 2020      9:00am- 11:00am


Beneficiary Designations- What Happens to My Account When I Die?

Death is never easy to talk about, but it’s important to know where your money is going. We’ll discuss:

  • How to update your account so your loved ones may receive money after your death.
  • Important times to make sure your account is up to date.
  • What happens if you forget to update your account.
  • How to check who you currently have on file.

February 6, 2020            11:00am- 11:30am

February 11, 2020          12:30pm- 1:00pm

February 17, 2020          6:00pm- 6:30pm

February 24, 2020          11:30am- 12:00pm


WRS Effective Rates and Annuity Adjustments

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, we hope you may have a better understanding of how the State of Wisconsin Investment Board investment returns affect your WRS pension.

February 7, 2020         11:00am- 11:30am

February 13, 2020        11:30am- 12:00pm

February 17, 2020        12:30pm- 1:00pm

February 27, 2020         6:00pm- 6:30pm


Overview of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

Are you new to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)? In this webinar we’ll let you know what to expect. We’ll discuss:

  • Who is in the WRS.
  • What happens to the money you put in to the WRS.
  • How to become vested in the WRS.

February 7, 2020         12:30pm- 1:00pm

February 12, 2020       11:00am- 11:30am

February 20, 2020        6:00pm- 6:30pm

February 27, 2020         12:00pm- 12:30pm


Register for a webinar