When you become eligible for the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), you are required to be covered by the WRS.
See Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) for information on WRS eligibility and benefits.
See the new employee information for benefit enrollment opportunities you have under the Wisconsin Retirement System. In most cases you have 30 days from your WRS begin date to enroll in benefits.
Move from Graduate Assistant Benefit Program to WRS:
If you were under the Graduate Assistant Benefit program and are now eligible for the WRS, you:
- Have a new opportunity to enroll in all benefit plans except the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program (unless you were not previously eligible).
- Must submit a new health insurance application to retain health coverage.* Your monthly premium contribution will increase.
- Should submit applications for benefit plans in which you wish to enroll within 30 days of becoming WRS-eligible.
*If you are moving from the Graduate Assistant Benefit program to a University Staff Benefit program and have no prior WRS service, you must have 2 months of WRS service before becoming eligible for the Employer contribution toward health insurance.
You should contact your institution’s benefits office for additional information.
Every effort has been made to ensure this information is current and correct. This page does not guarantee enrollment or the ability to make changes to your benefits.