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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Employee Trust Funds (ETF) August Webinars

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Announcement of August Webinars

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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.

Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 2, 1 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 11, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 6 - 6:30 p.m.

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How to Use ETF's Online Retirement Calculator

Curious about how much money you’ll get during retirement? Our most used online tool, the retirement calculator, lets you see how much money you may get in the future.

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

  • Find information on your Statement of Benefits used for calculations.
  • Enter information into the WRS Retirement Benefits Calculator.
  • See an unofficial estimate of your WRS Retirement Benefits online.

Dates:

  • Wednesday, August 3, 1 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 25, 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Link to Register

WRS Retirement Benefit Calculations

Have you requested a retirement estimate? Thinking about it? In this webinar, we’ll discuss how we calculate your retirement benefit.

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

  • Explain the individual components of the two retirement benefit calculation methods.
  • Describe what affects your WRS retirement benefit for each type of calculation (money purchase and formula).

Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 9, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 25, 1 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 31, 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Link to Register

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.

Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 9, 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 8, 11 a.m. - Noon

Link to Register

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