Beneficiary Designations

Remember to review and update your beneficiary designations whenever there is a big life event to make sure that your benefits are paid according to your wishes. There are other benefit plans (non- life insurance) that have death benefits as well.

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Forms & Applications

Forms and applications must be received by your human resources office within 30 days from the date of event.

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Contact Information

When you transfer from UW System to a State of Wisconsin agency, your benefits will generally end at the end of the month in which your UW System employment terminates. You must take action with your new employer within 30 days of the start of your new position to maintain your benefits.

The UW System Service Center will send you a continuation notice that outlines your continuation or conversion rights to the benefit plans that you were enrolled in at the time of termination from UW System. Contact the UW Service Center at servicecenter@uwsa.edu or (888) 298-0141 for questions.

Benefits Available at Other State Agencies

You will be able to maintain your enrollment in the following benefit plans at your new state agency position as long as you submit an application to your new state agency within 30 days of your start date:

  • State Group Health Insurance
  • Uniform Dental Insurance (Delta Dental)
  • Supplemental Dental Insurance (Delta Dental)
  • Vision Insurance (VSP)
  • State Group Life Insurance
  • Income Continuation Insurance (ICI)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)

Wisconsin Retirement System Account (WRS)

The WRS covers all eligible state employees. If you are eligible for the WRS at your new state agency, you do not have to take any action to maintain coverage.

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (WDC) 457 Program

If you contribute to WDC, you should confirm your election amount with your new state agency to ensure deductions continue.  You must inform WDC directly about your change in employer.

Benefits Not Available at State of Wisconsin Agencies

Some benefits are only available to UW System employees. If enrolled in UW System-only benefits, you may be able to continue or convert coverage.

Coverage ends at the end of the month in which your UW System employment terminates.

You may convert coverage to an individual whole life insurance by submitting a conversion application and first premium directly to Securian within 31 days of the coverage end date. Contact the UW System Service Center at servicecenter@uwsa.edu or (888) 298-0141 for a conversion application.

Coverage ends at the end of the month in which your UW System employment terminates.

You may convert coverage to an individual whole life insurance by submitting a conversion application and first premium directly to Securian within 31 days of the coverage end date. Contact the UW System Service Center at servicecenter@uwsa.edu or (888) 298-0141 for a conversion application.

Coverage continues until September 30th following your termination date provided the premium is paid through that date.

You may convert coverage to an individual whole life insurance by submitting a conversion application and first premium directly to Securian within 31 days of the coverage end date. Contact the UW System Service Center at servicecenter@uwsa.edu or (888) 298-0141 for a conversion application.

Coverage ends at the end of the month in which your UW System employment terminates.

You may convert your coverage to an individual policy by contacting Zurich American Insurance Company at 1-800-834-1959 within 60 days of your coverage end date. (reference UW System Policy # GTU-8364005.) Contact the UW System Service Center at servicecenter@uwsa.edu or (888) 298-0141 for a conversion application.

Contributions will end automatically on your last paycheck. Contact your provider(s) for information about your account and distribution options.

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.

Last updated 12/14/2018