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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Employee Trust Funds (ETF) September Webinars

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Announcement of September Webinars

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Additional Contributions

Looking to increase your WRS retirement? Learn how Additional Contributions can increase your WRS retirement benefit. By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Define additional contributions.
  • Identify how additional contributions increase your retirement fund.
  • Arrange to make additional contributions to your WRS account(s).
  • Find and use ETF resources to calculate your additional contribution amount.

Dates:

  • Thursday, September 1, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 13, 1 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 29, 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Link to Register

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 webinar, 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.

Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 6, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 1 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 21, 11 - 11:30 a.m.

Link to Register

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.

Dates:

  • Wednesday, September 7, 1 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 13, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 27, 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:

  • Thursday, September 8, 11 a.m. - Noon
  • Wednesday, September 21, 6 - 7 p.m.

Link to Register

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