By understanding your benefits options, you can make the most out of them.

The University of Wisconsin offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our community. The University contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans, which is a valuable piece of your total compensation. Other plans offer favorable group rates and convenient payroll deduction to employees. Some health and life insurance premiums are taken from your salary on a pre-tax basis, saving you money.

Total Compensation Estimator

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General Benefit Information

Contact Your Benefits Office

Each UW Institution has dedicated staff ready to assist you, with your benefits-related questions or issues.

Forms & Publications

Quickly find forms, brochures and other publications

Benefit Premiums

Review premiums for all benefits plans.

New Employees

Benefit summaries & orientations, enrollment deadlines

Benefits Summaries

Summary of all insurance and leave benefits by appointment type

Miscellaneous Benefits

Parking and Commuter Benefits, LifeSuite Program, Career Educational Reimbursement

Benefit Advisory Committees

TSA Review Committee, Fringe Benefit Advisory Committee, UIA Board

Insurance & Disability

Medical Insurance

Health, prescription, dental, vision, long-term care insurance and federal marketplace

Life Insurance Plans

Term life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance

Disability & Income Replacement Insurance

Short and long-term disability, including Income Continuation Insurance, worker’s compensation and Social Security disability

Payroll, Savings, Retirement, Leave Benefits

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Health Care & Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Retirement & Savings Plans

Wisconsin Retirement System, Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Plan, Wisconsin Deferred Compensation 457 Plan, Social Security and Edvest

Leave Benefits

Paid and unpaid leave benefits – vacation, personal holiday, legal holiday, sick leave, FMLA, military leave…


Pay schedules, payment of benefits, deductions, and pay dates.

Life Events

Family Changes

How family changes (marriage, domestic partnership, birth, adoption, divorce, death…) affect your benefits

Domestic Partner Benefits

Benefits for same and opposite-sex domestic partner

Employment Changes

How employment changes (retirement, termination, layoff, change in appointment…) affect your benefits

Rehired Annuitants

Learn about your benefit options when you return to work as a WRS annuitant