If you marry your domestic partner, submit a UW System Affidavit of Domestic Partnership (UWS-50) Form pdf to terminate your domestic partnership.

Reminder: Notify your human resources office of any changes to your name, address, emergency contacts and marital status.

Click on the benefit program below to see your options. Visit the Forms & Resources Page for plan applications, forms and brochures.

*General information regarding domestic partner benefits at the UW System can be found on the Domestic Partner page.

You may take the following actions within 30 days of your marriage.

Coverage for the below changes are effective date of marriage:

  • Add your spouse and any eligible children to your existing coverage.
  • Enroll (can cover all eligible family members).

Coverage for the below changes are effective the first of the month on or following receipt of your application.

  • Change health insurance plan carriers or health plan design.
    • If you change your health insurance plan carriers (i.e. GHC to Dean), all limits (deductible, benefit maximums and out-of-pocket limits) will reset to $0. Prescription drug and Uniform Dental accumulators and limits will not reset.
  • Cancel coverage if you become eligible for and are enrolled as a dependent under your spouse’s health insurance plan (see Gain of Other Coverage for more information.)
  • If both employees are State of Wisconsin employees, you may enroll in:
    • Two Single plans or
    • One Family plan

You may take the following actions within 30 days of your marriage:

  • Add your spouse and any eligible children to your existing coverage.
  • Enroll in coverage and add all eligible family members.

You may take the following actions within 30 days of your marriage:

  • Add your spouse and any eligible children to your existing coverage.
  • Enroll in coverage and add all eligible family members.

You may take the following actions within 30 days of your marriage.

  • Enroll in Basic coverage (if not currently enrolled);
  • Add one unit of employee coverage (if not already enrolled in maximum number of units);
  • Enroll in Spouse and Dependent coverage
    • If already enrolled, spouse and newly eligible children are automatically covered (does not require an application).

Coverage is effective the first of the month on or following 30 days from the date of your marriage.

If you previously established a domestic partnership with the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), you should submit an Affidavit of Termination of Domestic Partnership (ET-2372) to ETF to terminate your domestic partnership.

Review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

Marrying your domestic partner does not offer any enrollment/change opportunities for you or your family members.

Review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

This plan only offers employee coverage and there is no enrollment opportunity due to your marriage.

Review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

This plan only offers employee coverage and there is no enrollment opportunity due to your marriage.

Review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

You may enroll in Employee Only or Family coverage at any time. If enrolled in Family coverage, spouse and newly eligible children are automatically covered (does not require an application).

Changes to your coverage are effective the first of the month on or following receipt of your application.

Review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

You may take the following actions within 30 days of your marriage:

  • Add your spouse and any eligible children to your existing coverage.
  • Enroll in coverage and add all eligible family members.

This plan only offers employee coverage and there is no enrollment opportunity due to your marriage.

You may take the following actions within 30 days of your marriage. Action must be consistent with the qualifying event.

  • Enroll in a Healthcare and/or Dependent Day Care FSA
  • Increase, decrease, or cancel your Healthcare and/or Dependent Day Care FSA election.

You must submit a to your human resources office within 30 days of your marriage to enroll in or change your election(s). Coverage or changes are effective the first of the month on or following the date of your marriage.

If you enroll in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) for health insurance, or change your health plan to an HDHP due to marriage, you are also required to enroll in the Health Savings Account (HSA). Submit the HSA enrollment form with the State Group Health Insurance application to your human resources office within 30 days of your marriage. Note: There are special eligibility requirements to enroll in the HDHP. See HDHP for more information.

You may make changes to your per paycheck contributions at any time.

Review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

Review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

You can enroll in or make changes at any time.

Review your beneficiary designation(s) and update, if necessary.

You can enroll in or make changes at any time.

Review your beneficiary designation and update, if necessary.

Review your tax withholding exemptions and update, if necessary.

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: 06/22/2020