Overview

We are pleased you have chosen to join a dynamic and innovative group of employees at the Universities of Wisconsin whose contributions are vital to the success of public higher education in Wisconsin.

The Universities of Wisconsin offers an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of employees. Your total rewards package includes three main components: wages, health insurance, and, if eligible, an employer contribution to your retirement account. Your spouse and children are eligible for the plans that offer coverage to dependents.

Understanding your options will help you make informed decisions so you get the most from your benefit plans. You are encouraged to attend a benefits orientation during your first 30 days as a newly benefits eligible employee.

Most benefits require enrollment within 30 days of date of employment or when you become benefits eligible.

Benefits Orientation Sessions

Below are the dates and times of upcoming Benefits Orientation Sessions. Select a session that is within 30 days of when you became benefits eligible.

After determining the date you are able to attend a session you have the following options for logging in:

  • Add an invite to your calendar (add a new appointment to your calendar, enter the benefits orientation details, and copy and paste the link provided to the notes) or
  • Come back to this web page the day of the benefits orientation and in the table below click on the link to join the online meeting.

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Benefits Package

Faculty, Academic Staff, Limited Appointees, University Staff Employees

Date Time Online Meeting Link Presenter
March 6, 2024 10:00 – 12:00 pm Benefits Orientation Tricia
March 21, 2024 10:00 – 12:00 pm Benefits Orientation Tricia
April 3, 2024 10:00 – 12:00 pm Benefits Orientation Kara
April 18, 2024 10:00 – 12:00 pm Benefits Orientation Kara

Graduate Assistant and Short-Term Academic Staff Benefits Package

not WRS eligible

Date Time Online Meeting Link Presenter
March 12, 2024 10:00 – 11:00 am Benefits Orientation Jodi
March 28, 2024 10:00 – 11:00 am Benefits Orientation Jodi
April 9, 2024 10:00 – 11:00 am Benefits Orientation Jolene
April 25, 2024 10:00 – 11:00 am Benefits Orientation Jodi

How to Enroll in Your Benefits

Most employees can use the MyUW portal to enroll in most benefits online. Review the benefits welcome email you received and your Enrollment Deadline Worksheet to determine if you are eligible to enroll via the MyUW portal or if you will need to submit paper applications.

If you are eligible to enroll via the MyUW portal view Benefits Enrollment resources (Tip sheet|Video). Help Documents for the MyUW portal are also available.

If you previously worked for the Universities of Wisconsin or for a State agency you may need to enroll using paper applications. Review the benefits welcome email you received and your Enrollment Deadline Worksheet to determine if you need to submit paper applications. Submit paper applications to serviceoperations@support.wisconsin.edu or fax to (608) 890-2327. Note: Written signatures are required on applications. If submitting applications through email do not include Social Security Numbers.

Important: Enrollments must be completed within 30 days of your benefits eligibility date.

Resources

Enrollment Deadline Worksheet: In your benefits welcome email you received an Enrollment Deadline Worksheet that outlines your job type (faculty, academic staff, limited appointee, university staff, graduate assistant), your enrollment due date, when your coverage becomes effective, and if you are eligible to enroll via the MyUW portal or if paper applications are required.

Review this document in detail and have it handy to reference during your benefits orientation.

Quick Guide: In your benefits welcome email a link to the Benefits Resources Quick Guide was provided. Review this document for resources to help you make your benefits decisions.

Presentations: You may reference the slides for the benefits orientation presentation at the following links:

Recorded Presentation: A recorded version can be accessed below:

Questions

If you have questions following your benefits orientation, reach out to your benefits contact.

Every effort has been made to ensure this information is current and correct. Information on this page does not guarantee enrollment, benefits and/or the ability to make changes to your benefits.

Updated: 03/03/2024