WRS Webinars in June

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. To avoid connectivity issues during webinars, we highly recommend using Google Chrome as your web browser.

Annuity Options

When you get your retirement estimate, you’ll see that there are many options for receiving your retirement benefit. You can choose to receive the payment for your life or extend it beyond your life to your loved ones. The choice is yours. We’ll discuss how each option impacts the size of your payment and affects your loved ones.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Define and explain annuity, annuitant, beneficiary and named survivor.
  • Compare the different annuity options.
  • Find resources with more information.
  • Identify the next steps for you to choose an annuity option.

Tue, June 7, 2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wed, June 15, 2022 6:00 pm -6:30 pm
Thu, June 30, 2022 1:00 pm -1:30 pm

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8663209767750215180

Buying Service

You may increase your retirement benefit by buying service if you have worked for:

  • Other government employers.
  • The WRS and taken a separation benefit.

We will discuss:

  • The types of service you can buy.
  • How and when you can buy service.
  • An online tool that lets you see how much buying service can increase your retirement benefit.

Wed, June 8, 2022 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tue, June 14, 2022 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Thu, June 30, 2022 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8001580844759445003

Variable Fund

Does putting money in the Variable Fund make sense for you? You and your employer put money in to your WRS account to save for your future. The money in your account is then invested to increase your savings. By default, your money goes into the Core Fund, but you can choose to put half your money into the Variable Fund.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Define Variable Trust Fund and explain how it works.
  • Analyze how the Variable Fund can affect your retirement benefit.
  • Elect to join or cancel the Variable Fund.

Wed, June 1, 2022, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Mon, June 20, 2022 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tue, June 28, 2022, 11:00 am – 11:30 am

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/3875115904739080976

Preparing for Your Retirement

Planning to retire in the next 5 years? Then this webinar is for you. Learn about your WRS benefits and the retirement process.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain how the WRS retirement benefit works.
  • Recognize eligibility and prepare to apply for benefits.
  • Identify the different types of annuity options.
  • Prepare for health and life insurance changes in retirement.
  • Find additional resources

Wed, June 15, 2022 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tue, June 28, 2022 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2592441029449835020