Posted 3:24 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2021

ETF

ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits.

Live Webinars Scheduled for July 2021

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 our webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions. Here is what others have said about our webinars:

"My participation in the webinar was a first for me, and I just want to compliment you on how easy it was to connect, follow along, and provide questions or requests. Excellent job!"

"Thanks for having these valuable webinars. The professional but conversational style helped me to understand the presentation as easily as an "in office" meeting. Really appreciate that the presenter fully understands the subject. Wonderful job."

JULY WEBINARS

Newly Retired? What to Expect

When you first retire you may experience several changes. We'll help prepare you for some of these changes by discussing:

  • When and how to change your retirement benefit payment option.
  • When you’ll receive tax information.
  • What mailings you will receive.
  • Why your monthly payment may change.
  • Rules you must follow if you return to work for a position under the WRS.

Thu, July 15, 2021 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Wed, July 21, 2021 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Thu, July 29, 2021 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Don’t forget about the remaining June dates – registration is still open. Join us!

Thu, June 10, 2021 1:00 – 1:30 pm
Wed, June 16, 2021 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Wed, June 30, 2021 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.


To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/9085128655494175247


Overview of the Wisconsin Retirement System

Are you new to the Wisconsin Retirement System? We’ll let you know what to expect. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the elements of the Wisconsin Retirement System.
  • Explain how the WRS pension works.
  • Identify benefits available through the WRS.
  • Find resources for more information.

Tue, July 6, 2021 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Wed, July 14, 2021 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Tue, July 27, 2021 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7009006611178040077


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. Learn what happens to your WRS account when you pass away, why it's important to designate a beneficiary and the importance of keeping your account up to date. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Define beneficiary and standard sequence.
  • Explain the importance of a beneficiary form.
  • Identify who or what could be a beneficiary.
  • Select the appropriate beneficiary form.
  • Update your beneficiary.

Thu, July 8, 2021 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Mon, July 12, 2021 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Mon, July 19, 2021 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2945405148965240335


Preparing for Your Retirement

Planning to retire in the next 1-10 years? Then this webinar 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. Attend this presentation in a live webinar!

Fri, June 11, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mon, June 21, 2021 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wed, July 14, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wed, July 28, 2021 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tue, August 10, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wed, August 25, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Don’t forget about the last May date – registration is still open. Join us!

Wed, May 26, 2021 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2273159340156240144


JUNE WEBINARS

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’ll 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.

Fri, June 4, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tue, June 8, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Mon, June 14, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

To register, go tohttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8479752946403782927


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 presentation, 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.

Mon, June 7, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thu, June 24, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wed, June 30, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8788898232738211855


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