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

The below summary documents outline what happens to your benefits and leave at termination of employment due to layoff. Click the link for 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.

Protective WRS category (e.g. law enforcement and fire fighters): If you are younger than 50 years old and not vested, the UWS 41 document linked above applies. If you are at least 50 years old and vested, the UWS 42 document linked above applies.

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.

Updated: 11/19/2020