During the Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period each fall, some institutions may schedule in-person benefits fairs. The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) and benefit vendors host virtual benefits sessions. Review the information below for events that will occur during ABE, September 25 – October 20, 2023.

Benefits Fairs – In-person

Benefits fairs give you a chance to meet with the various benefit plan vendors in-person. In the fall of 2023, most UW System institutions will host in-person benefits fairs. Review the benefits fair schedule for more details.

Benefits Forums – Virtual

ETF is hosting a series of virtual benefit forums for you to connect with benefits vendors during the 2024 ABE period. The benefit forums will provide the same personal interaction with a vendor as a benefit fair from the safety of your own home or office.

The forums are 90-minutes and you can attend one or multiple vendor sessions. Each vendor session will be 15 minutes and include a short presentation followed by questions and answers. Attendance is optional. You must pre-register.

Each session will be moderated to help answer as many questions as possible. All general, vendor-appropriate questions are welcome. Please do not ask questions that include personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI).

This forum will feature the following vendors:

  • Aspirus Health Plan
  • Dean Health Plan, covering service areas: Dean Health Plan-State Maintenance Plan (SMP) by Dean Health Plan-Access Plan by Dean Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW), covering service areas: GHC-SCW Dane Choice-GHC-SCW Neighbors
  • MercyCare Health Plans
  • Quartz, covering service areas: Quartz UW Health-Quartz Central
  • Security Health Plan
DateTime Registration
Tuesday, September 26, 20233:00 - 4:30 pmRegister
Friday, October 6, 202310:00 - 11:30 amRegister
Thursday, October 12, 20231:00 - 2:30 pmRegister

This forum will feature the following vendors:

  • Dean Health Plan, covering service areas: Dean Health Plan-Prevea360 East, Dean Health Plan-Prevea360 West and Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire (GHC-EC), covering service areas: GHC-EC Greater Wisconsin, GHC-EC River Region
  • Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative
  • HealthPartners Health Plan, covering service areas: HealthPartners Southeast, HealthPartners West, Robin with HealthPartners
  • Medical Associates Health Plans
  • Network Health
  • Quartz, covering the Quartz West service area
DateTime Registration
Friday, September 29, 202310:00 - 11:30 amRegister
Wednesday, October 4, 20233:00 - 4:30 pmRegister
Tuesday, October 10, 20231:00 - 2:30 pmRegister

This forum will feature the following vendors:

  • Dental Dental
  • DeltaVision
  • Navitus (pharmacy benefits)
  • Optum (pre-tax spending and savings accounts)
  • Securian (state group life and accident insurance)
  • WebMD (well-being benefits)
DateTime Registration
Tuesday, September 26, 202310:00 - 11:30 amRegister
Monday, October 2, 20231:00 - 2:30 pmRegister
Thursday, October 12, 20233:00 - 4:30 pmRegister

Additional Events

At other times throughout the year, institutions may hold additional benefits and/or wellness fairs. Reach out to your human resources contact for more information.

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: 02/11/2024