If you reduce your work hours, click on your appointment type for a summary of how your benefits will be affected:

Click on the plan names below to see information about how an increase or decrease in your hours affects your benefits.

If you are covered by WRS and increase your appointment to 50% or more and:

  • Are not currently enrolled in State Group Health: You may enroll within 30 days from your increase in appointment. You will be eligible for the full employer contribution towards your health insurance premium.
  • Are currently enrolled in State Group Health: You will begin to receive the full employer contribution towards your health insurance premium.

If you are covered by WRS and work less than 50%, you will pay 50% of the 2020 total premium rates for State Group Health.

If you are covered by WRS, increase your appointment to 50% or more and are not currently enrolled in supplemental dental insurance, you may enroll within 30 days from your increase in appointment.

If you are covered by WRS, increase your appointment to 50% or more and are not currently enrolled in vision insurance, you may enroll within 30 days from your increase in appointment

If you change your appointment percentage, this may allow you to change your Health Care FSA and/or Dependent Day Care election. You must submit a 2020 FSA and HSA Contribution Change Form pdf to your institution's human resources office within 30 days of the date of the change.

If you increase your number of work hours, you may become eligible for the WRS

If you reduce your number of work hours; however, you were eligible for the WRS, you will still be eligible. However, you will earn less creditable service.

  • Creditable Service: based on the number of hours paid
  • Faculty, Academic Staff and Limited Appointees: must be paid for 1,320 hours in a fiscal year to earn 1 year of creditable service
  • University Staff: must be paid for 1,904 hours in a calendar year to earn 1 year of creditable service

You may want to change your deduction if you increase or reduce your appointment percentage. See the Tax-Sheltered Annuity or Wisconsin Deferred Compensation page for information about how to enroll and/or change your election. 

Beneficiary Designations

Remember to review and update your beneficiary designations when you have a life event to make sure that your benefits are paid according to your wishes. Benefit plans that have beneficiary designations include life insurance plans, retirement plans and the health savings account.

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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: 04/13/2020