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Wisconsin Retirement System Resources

Here are some additional tools and resources that were referenced in Member Benefits’ “20 FAQs You Should Know About WRS” eBook.

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Links

Social Security Administration website

When To Start Receiving Retirement Benefits

(source: Social Security Administration)         

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) website

(administered by the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF))  

Calculating your Retirement Benefits brochure

(source: ETF)

Videos

Understanding WRS—On Demand Seminar  (source: Member Benefits)

The Wisconsin Retirement System (the state pension plan) will be a source of retirement income for most Wisconsin public school employees. How much do you know about this important benefit? In this three-part series, learn about WRS, how it works, how to read your statement, how benefits are calculated, the different payout options available at retirement, core versus variable fund participation, and much more. (Three-part series) 

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ETF video collection (source: ETF)

The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has organized their collection of educational videos into stages of membership: New Employee, Mid Career, Nearing Retirement and Retired.

Calculators

Impact of withdrawals

This calculator is designed to help you determine how much of your savings remains after a series of withdrawals.

Retirement income

Use this calculator to determine how much monthly income your retirement savings may provide you in retirement.

Social Security Retirement Estimator (source: SSA)

Estimate your potential benefit amounts using different retirement dates and levels of future earnings.

Wisconsin Retirement System Benefit Calculator (source: ETF)

Calculate your projected Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) retirement benefit.

Printables

pre-retirement-checklist-image  Do you have all the pieces in place for retirement?  image of page one sample WRS statement  ETF Age reduction chart

>>Pre-retirement checklist                    >>Retirement Pieces                     >>2019 Sample WRS Statement         >>ETF Age Reduction Chart

Financial Planning Services

Need help developing a financial plan for your retirement? Learn about the financial planning services offered through WEA Member Benefits to help members along their financial journey.