If you are ending employment due to permanent layoff, you must take action to continue or convert your benefits.

There are two summary documents that outline what happens to your benefits and leave at termination of employment due to layoff. Please click on the situation that applies to you to learn more.

*Employees first covered by the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) on or after July 1, 2011, must have five years of WRS creditable service to be vested. Employees covered by the WRS prior to July 1, 2011, are immediately vested.

Note: If you are covered by the Protective WRS category (e.g. law enforcement and fire fighters), you should click on the first link if under 50 years old/not vested and click on the second link if at least 50 years old and vested.

Additional Resources

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.