Deferred Compensation


                   Milwaukee County 457: Deferred Compensation Plan






Deferred Compensation Overview: 



  • The Milwaukee County 457 Deferred Compensation Plan is a powerful tool to help you reach your retirement dreams. 

  • As a supplement to other retirement benefits or savings that you may have:

    • This voluntary Plan allows you to save and invest extra money for retirement, tax-deferred.

  • Not only will you defer taxes immediately:

    • You may build extra savings consistently and automatically

    • You will have a variety of investment options to choose from, while learning more about savings and investing for your financial future.



  • Eligibility Requirements:

    • All current and fringe benefit eligible employees of Milwaukee County are immediately eligible to participate in the Plan. 

    • Enrollment into the plan can occur at any time throughout the year.

      • When you contact a Customer Representative of Great-West Retirement Services, they will explain the plan and provide the appropriate forms for the enrollment process.

    • The Milwaukee County 457 Plan is administered by Great-West Retirement Services. 

      • To learn more about the Plan, you are encouraged to contact a Great-West Retirement Services customer representative; by calling one of the contact phone numbers below OR

      • Visit the web site:

    • Great-West also provides two on-site representatives to assist employees. 

      • The local office is located in Room 212-C of the Courthouse. 

  • It is recommended that you phone first to ensure that a representative will be available (if you chose to visit).



  • The governance of the Plan:

    •  Including the selection and monitoring of investment options, are the responsibility of the Select Committee on Deferred Compensation. 
    • To learn more about the Select Committee, including meeting minutes, investment reports and the Plan governance document:




Contact Information:


Great-West Retirement Services (General):


Toll Free: 877-457-6459 (General Customer Service)

Toll Free: 800-701-8255 (Existing Plan Participants)



Great-West Retirement Services (Local):

(Located in Room 212: C Courthouse)


Phone: 414-223-1921

Fax: 414-223-1808








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 Employee Benefits:

  Medical Benefits

  Dental Benefits

  Life Insurance/Short-Term Disability

  Deferred Compensation

  Employee Assistance Program

  When Coverage Stops

  When Coverage Continues

  Employee Wellness

  Bus Pass


 Flexible Spending Accounts:

  Health Care

  Dependent Care

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