Most of us will spend up to one-third of our lives in retirement, and we need to have adequate means to support ourselves during those years. There are different sources of retirement income — it is important to know how they all work together.
ETF Retirement Presentation:
For ETF presentation details, locations, and appointment information click here.
The Employee Retirement Checklist is a one-stop-shop for retirement planning. It provides resources and information regarding the steps you need to take to prepare for retirement.
Retiree Health Insurance Credits (Sick Leave Conversion)
Accumulated sick leave is converted to a dollar amount to pay for health insurance upon retirement, layoff, or for employees who terminate with 20 years of WRS creditable service who do not immediately retire. Retirees pay the full premium cost when the account is exhausted. Employees with 15 or more years of continuous Uinversity or State service may als oreceive supplemental sick leave credits.
You can estimate your sick leave benefit by utilizing the Sick Leave Estimator.
UW System Resources
Q&A guide about almost retirees — should I retire this year or next year?
Supplemental Retirement Programs
UW 403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuity
Wisconsin Deferred Compensation
Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) Resources
Social Security Resources
Estimate Calculators (ETF and Social Security)
WRS Investment Board and Market Effects of Benefits
Classified Staff and Project Appointments:
Faculty and Academic Staff:
Limited Term Employees: