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 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 if you do not receive one.

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
  • EPIC Benefits+
  • Dental Wisconsin*
  • VSP Vision Insurance
  • State Group Life Insurance
  • Income Continuation Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)

*Dental Wisconsin is available at most state agencies.

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 457 Program (WDC)

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 known as Secure Protector Whole Life policy by submitting a conversion application and first premium directly to Securian within 31 days of the coverage end date. You can contact the UW 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 known as Secure Protector Whole Life policy by submitting a conversion application and first premium directly to Securian within 31 days of the coverage end date. You can contact the UW 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 known as Secure Protector Whole Life policy by submitting a conversion application and first premium directly to Securian within 31 days of the coverage end date. You can contact the UW 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.) You can contact the UW Service Center at servicecenter@uwsa.edu or (888) 298-0141 for a conversion application.

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

Every effort has been made to ensure this information is current and correct. This page does not guarantee enrollment or the ability to make changes to your benefits.

Last updated 11/6/2017