If 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 transfer occurs. You must take action with your new employer within 30 days of the start of your new position to maintain your benefits.

UW-Shared Services, Service Operations will send you a notice that outlines your continuation or conversion rights. These rights are for the benefit plans you were enrolled in at the time of termination from UW System. Contact UW-Shared Services, Service Operations at serviceoperations@uwss.wisconsin.edu or (888) 298-0141 (7:45-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) for questions.

Benefits Available at Other State Agencies

You may maintain your enrollment in the following benefit plans through your new state agency position. To do so, submit an application to your new state agency within 30 days of your start date:

  • State Group Health Insurance
  • Uniform, Preventive and Supplemental Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • State Group Life Insurance
  • Accident 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, no action is necessary to continue it.

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (WDC) 457 Program

If you contribute to WDC, 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 policy. To do so, submit a conversion application and first premium directly to Securian. This should be done within 31 days of the coverage end date. Contact UW-Shared Services, Service Operations at serviceoperations@uwss.wisconsin.edu or (888) 298-0141 (7:45-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) 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 tUW-Shared Services, Service Operations at serviceoperations@uwss.wisconsin.edu or (888) 298-0141 (7:45-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) 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 UW-Shared Services, Service Operations at serviceoperations@uwss.wisconsin.edu or (888) 298-0141 (7:45-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) 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. To do so, contact Zurich American Insurance Company at 1-800-834-1959 within 60 days of your coverage end date. (reference UW System Policy # GTU-8364005.) Contact UW-Shared Services, Service Operations at serviceoperations@uwss.wisconsin.edu or (888) 298-0141 (7:45-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) for a conversion application.

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

Sick leave balances will transfer to the State agency.

Vacation and banked leave/ALRA hours may transfer. In the event that hours are not accepted by the State agency, they will be paid out as a lump sum.

Personal Holiday balances will be paid out as a lump sum.

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: 04/17/2020