The LifeSuite Program offers travel assistance, legal services, beneficiary financial counseling and legacy planning services and is available to all active, WRS-eligible, State of Wisconsin employees. The program is offered free of charge and no enrollment is required. Beneficiary financial counseling is only available if you are enrolled in State Group Life Insurance.
Travel Assistance is available to all active State of Wisconsin employees, spouse or domestic partner and their eligible dependents. Travel Assistance provides 24/7/365 travel assistance services when traveling 100 or more miles away from home. Services include, but are not limited to, medical professional locator services, interpretation services, assistance in cases of lost luggage and arranging transportation for a traveling companion. For more information, visit the LifeSuite Travel website or call 1-855-516-5433 in the U.S. or Canada. From other locations, you can call collect to +1 (415) 484-4677.
Legal Services are available to all State of Wisconsin employees (active or retired), along with their spouse or domestic partner and eligible dependents. The program provides access to over 22,000 attorneys nationwide for consultation on simple wills, estate planning and other legal issues. If an attorney in the network is retained, there is a 25% discount on services. Contact Ceridian at 1-877-849-6034 or visit the LifeWorks website (username: lfg password: resources).
Beneficiary Financial Counseling is available to beneficiaries who receive at least $25,000 in State Group Life claim benefits. Counseling resources are provided by PricewaterhouseCoopsers LLP (PwC) and are designed to help families make sound financial decisions at a difficult time. Beneficiaries will receive notification of this service upon payment of a claim.
Legacy Planning Services are available to all State of Wisconsin employees (active or retired), along with their spouse or domestic partner and eligible dependents. The program provides access to online information designed to help individuals and families work through end-of-life issues when dealing with the loss of a loved one or planning for their own passing. These resources are available at the Legacy Planning Services website.
Career-Related Educational Reimbursement
Employees with a half time or greater appointment are eligible to be reimbursed for up to 100% of the cost of one course (up to 5 credits) per semester at any state accredited public or private higher educational institution. Coursework at a UW System institution is encouraged. Employees must receive prior authorization from their supervisor. Approval will rely on the potential for the employee’s increase in knowledge and skills and availability of department funding. For more information on career-related educational reimbursement, see Educational Assistance for Faculty and Staff (G25).
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program provides employees and their immediate family members with a free and confidential opportunity to address personal and work related concerns. Select your institution from the list below for details and how to use these services.