Retirement Articles

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Q&A: Calculating your RMD
Last Modified: 10/30/2017
As you craft your retirement strategy, planning for age 70½ is a must, because that’s when required minimum distributions (RMDs) kick in. Here are some things you need to know. . . . (Full story)

Announcing the 2018 Prudential Guaranteed Credited Rate
Last Modified: 11/17/2017
WEA Member Benefits is pleased to announce that the 2018 Prudential Guaranteed Investment credited rate of return for both the WEA TSA Trust and WEAC IRA programs will be 3.15%*. Learn more about the investment. . . . (Full story)

Saving for the future is a family affair
Last Modified: 10/9/2017
Saving for retirement is important to every generation. This year, Patrick and Katrina Kubeny’s teenage daughter Alison began saving for her future with her own Roth IRA. Did you know that, as a benefit of your membership in our program, your family members are eligible to participate in our IRA program?1   . . . (Full story)

Protecting a legacy
Last Modified: 8/28/2017
With $2.4 billion in member assets, the Guaranteed Investment is kind of a big deal. Just as Member Benefits monitors our mutual fund investments to make sure they continue to meet our standards, we also monitor the Guaranteed Investment and evaluate PRIAC in their role as manager of the account to ensure the best interests of our participants are being served. . . . (Full story)

Free WRS eBook available
Last Modified: 6/29/2017
The Wisconsin Retirement System pension is an important source of retirement income for most state of Wisconsin employees, including Wisconsin public school employees. How much do you know about this benefit? Our free eBook includes 20 frequently asked questions you should know. Download your copy today. . . . (Full story)

Meet our Member Benefits Consultants
Last Modified: 5/8/2017
Meet our Member Benefits Consultants! Continued from Breaking into your second act. . . . (Full story)

In the spotlight: Medicare and Medigap deadlines
Last Modified: 12/1/2017
Continued from Breaking into your second act. Don’t miss the windows for Medicare and Medigap enrollment. It’ll cost you. . . . (Full story)

Don’t miss these curtain calls
Last Modified: 12/1/2017
Continued fromBreaking into your second act. If you’re planning to retire soon, refer to this handy list of deadlines so you don't miss any important dates when preparing to retire. . . . (Full story)

Breaking into your second act
Last Modified: 12/1/2017
Before making your retirement debut, you need to rehearse for the part. The act of retiring changes everything from what you do every day and who you see to how you spend and manage your money. . . . (Full story)

Special retirement considerations for women
Last Modified: 3/13/2017
While both sexes are living longer than ever before, a longer life expectancy can impact women even more in retirement due to a number of issues. This article is a continuation of, "Will your retirement plan last a lifetime?" . . . (Full story)

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