About Your Plan

However you picture your future, the right retirement savings vehicle can help you get started. You can elect the funding option that helps you meet your financial goals.

Mutual Fund Select Portfolios


The Milwaukee Public Schools 403(b) Plan offers the Mutual Fund Select Portfolios (“MFSP”), a mutual fund platform offered by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. MFSP allows you to invest in mutual funds by selecting from a list of mutual funds chosen by your employer (or a third party appointed by your employer).

MetLife Financial Freedom Select®


MetLife Financial Freedom Select (MFFS) is a variable annuity1 issued by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company to provide a retirement savings vehicle for employees participating in the Milwaukee Public Schools 403(b) Plan.

Need Help or More Information?

Contact your MassMutual Financial Professional* for answers to your specific questions or for assistance with topics such as deferral changes, loans and distributions, fund changes and investment allocation updates. All questions can be directed to Pam Schattner using the contact information below:

Service Coordinator



Email Address

Pam Schattner

(414) 615-4926


If you already know your MassMutual Financial Professional, feel free to contact your representative directly using the contact information below:

MassMutual Financial Professionals



Email Address

Bryan Gosda*

(262) 331-0241


Wade Ullsperger*

(414) 615-4857


Ric Cobb*

(414) 615-4952


Scott Goodwin*

(414) 615-4938


*MassMutual Financial Professionals are registered representatives of MML Investors Services, LLC ("MMLIS") a registered investment adviser and broker/dealer (Member FINRA and SIPC) and an affiliate of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company ("MassMutual"), a Massachusetts life insurance company. Neither MassMutual nor MMLIS is affiliated with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company or any of its affiliates.

1 There is no additional federal income tax benefit in funding your retirement plan account with an annuity. Non-tax reasons for using an annuity may include lifetime payment choices, death benefits, and similar characteristics.

Mutual funds are sold by prospectus, which is available from your registered representative, if you have one, or by contacting MetLife’s service center at 1-800-543-2520. Please carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. For this and other information about any mutual fund investment, please obtain a prospectus and read it carefully before you invest. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with changes in market conditions such that mutual fund shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed. Diversification cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses, and past mutual fund performance is not a guarantee of future results.

MetLife Financial Freedom Select variable annuity products are offered by prospectus only. To obtain a prospectus, please contact MetLife at the service center number reflected on your enrollment materials. Please carefully read the product prospectus and consider the product’s features, risks, charges and expenses, and the investment objectives, risks and policies of the underlying portfolios, as well as other information about the underlying funding options. This and other information is available in the prospectus. Product availability and features may vary by state. All product guarantees, including optional benefits, are subject to the financial strength and claims-paying ability of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. 

The amounts allocated to the variable funding options are subject to market fluctuations so that, when withdrawn, they may be worth more or less than their original value. There is no guarantee that any of the variable funding options will meet their stated goals or objectives.

Like most annuity contracts/certificates, MetLife’s contracts/certificates contain charges, limitations, exclusions, holding periods, termination provisions and terms for keeping them in force. 

If you are buying a variable annuity to fund a qualified retirement plan or IRA, you should do so for the variable annuity’s features and benefits other than tax deferral. In such cases, tax deferral is not an additional benefit of the variable annuity. References throughout this material to tax advantages, such as tax deferral and tax-free transfers, are subject to this consideration. 

Any discussion of taxes is for general informational purposes only, does not purport to be complete or cover every situation, and should not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Clients should confer with their qualified legal, tax and accounting advisors as appropriate. 

MetLife and/or its affiliates ("MetLife") receive fees for providing administrative and recordkeeping services. The fees may be deducted directly from the Participant's account, be paid for by the Employer, be paid from the Plan assets and/or paid from the fees deducted from Participant account values allocated to the mutual funds available under the Plan. The fees can vary based upon the mutual funds that are available in the Plan and Plan Participants’ asset allocations. Because different mutual funds pay different rates of compensation and rates of mutual fund compensation are subject to change from time to time, compensation received by MetLife varies based on the rates of compensation in effect from time to time. MetLife may receive a finder’s fee from certain fund companies, which is additional compensation to MetLife. MetLife may also impose separate transactional fees for certain Participant elected transactions that will be charged directly to Plan Participants unless paid by the Employer or the Plan. MetLife may increase the annual administrative service fee charged to Participants’ accounts. MetLife may also pay a portion of the fees it collects to an entity that is designated as a directed trustee or directed custodian of the Plan; or to a third party administrator, or third party investment advisor. MetLife may receive payments for administrative services provided under the third party investment advisory services. MetLife also receives compensation for administrative services on annuities that are issued by unaffiliated insurance companies. MetLife also receives fees with respect to annuities it issues, according to the terms of the annuity contracts and prospectuses, if applicable. If you would like more information on the compensation that MetLife receives, contact your Employer. MetLife may realize a profit from any of the fees described above.

Ordinary income taxes generally apply at withdrawal. Withdrawal charges may also apply. Withdrawals will reduce the living benefit, death benefit and account value. Withdrawals prior to age 59½ from a TSA (before separation of service) are generally prohibited. Where allowed, a 10% federal income tax penalty generally applies, in addition to ordinary income taxes. Consult with your tax advisor to determine whether an exception to these tax rules may apply. 

MetLife refers to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166. MetLife Investors Distribution Company (MLIDC) (member FINRA), New York, NY 10166, makes available participation in mutual fund options through its Mutual Fund Select Portfolios, for certain retirement plans. You may enroll and participate in the Mutual Fund Select Portfolios through your retirement plan. Both MLIC and MLIDC are MetLife companies.

MetLife Financial Freedom Select variable annuity is issued by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166. Securities, including variable annuity products, are distributed through MetLife Investors Distribution Company (member FINRA). Both are MetLife companies. Policy Form numbers G.FFS(08/02) and G-MFFS-1(8/04). 

The plan document governs the terms of the plan and is available from your employer. In general, if any conflicts occur between this material and the plan documents provided by your employer that define the plan, the plan documents will govern.