New 457 Plan Web Enhancements Include:

New Security and Alerts Features 

Empower Retirement is the contracted third party record keeper for your WRS 457 Plan, providing administrative and communication services.

With the new website experience, you may be prompted to setup two-factor authentication as a security best practice for the account. The simple security process will provide you a security code as a way to protect your account with additional, easy to use security measures. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete.

Protecting your information continues to be a top priority at Empower and the Wyoming Retirement System. In an effort to mitigate risk of fraud, Empower is introducing enhancements to account security, and will now have additional security alerts for the following actions: 

  • Changes to personal information (e.g., updated address or phone number)
  • Updates to username or passcode
  • Adding new bank accounts or updates to existing bank information
  • Most disbursement requests
When one of the above activities is performed, you will now receive a real-time notification via text and/or email to the phone number and/or email address listed under "Personal Contact Information" in your account. In addition, when adding new bank information, for your protection, there is a 15-day waiting period before distribution payments are made to the new bank information. Please ensure your contact information is up-to-date to receive account update notifications.

Security Feature Questions?
If you have any questions about these new security features, please call the voice response system at 800-701-8255.



Visualize the Future You Want with the New Experience!

Focus on your future like never before with a whole new experience that gives you a complete view of your retirement picture. Use the comparison tool to see how your savings stack up, and take advantage of expanded bill and cash flow management resources to help you achieve the future you want.

  • View your estimated monthly retirement income
  • See your estimated retirement healthcare costs
  • Enroll or increase your savings with one click
  • Easily model different savings scenarios
  • Get next steps to help boost your retirement income
  • Access your information with the mobile app

Please note: Online access to your account may be limited for a short time while these enhancements are being added to the site.

Did you take a taxable withdrawal last year? Your 2017 tax form will be listed under Statements, Documents & Messages.

Online statement delivery
Your quarterly statement that helps you monitor your plan account and includes your total account balance and your investment fund values will be delivered online starting next quarter. Online statement delivery can help give you fast, secure, and easy access to your information. You can find your next statement online by going to

You can also request a printed copy of your statement be mailed to you at no charge. Log in to your account after April 1, 2018 and click your name at the top of the page, click Change communication preference and complete the requested information. If you wish to opt out of online statement delivery before April 1, please contact a customer service representative at (800) 701-8255.

Stay in the know when you’re on the go!
Once your enhanced experience is available, sign up for electronic delivery of plan confirmations and other notices so you can access your account information when and where you want it. Log on to update your communication preferences for these documents, too.



GWFS Equities, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company.
IMPORTANT: The projections, or other information generated by the Empower participant experience regarding the likelihood guarantees of future results. The results may vary with each use and over time.

IMPORTANT: Healthcare costs and projections are provided by HealthView Services. Empower Retirement does not  provide healthcare advice. Empower Retirement does not believe that HIPAA applies to the data obtained from plan participants using this new tool. It is important to note that the results from this tool are estimates based on what you input today. Results are not a guarantee of actual outcomes and will change as your inputs change. HealthView Services is not affiliated with GWDS Equities, Inc.

Representatives or Empower Retirement do not offer or provide investment, fiduciary, financial, legal or tax advice or act in a fiduciary capacity for any client unless explicitly described in writing. Please consult with your investment advisor, attorney and/or tax advisor as needed.

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