1. Changes to State Group Health Insurance

    The Department of Employee Trust Funds Group Insurance Board met on May 19 and approved changes to the state employee health insurance program. The changes affect participants’ deductibles, out-of-pocket limits, copays and drug costs. The changes include: Implementing an annual deductible to $250 for single coverage and $500 for families. Employees insured in uniform benefits […]

  2. New Flexible Spending Account Vendor: TASC

    Effective January 1, 2015, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) services moved from the WageWorks system to a new system supported by Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC). The transition is scheduled to be complete by early-March. If you enrolled in an FSA plan for 2015, you should have received your TASC debit card at the end of […]

  3. Important Information for Flexible Spending Account Enrollees

    There is a new administrator for the Flexible Spending Account program for 2015 (formerly known as the Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA) program). The new administrator of the plan is Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC). What you need to know if you have a 2014 Healthcare or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Your WageWorks debit card […]

  4. End-of-the-year Payroll Reminders

    As you all know, with the New Year come changes to our paychecks. When reviewing your upcoming paychecks, please remember these following changes: Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) contributions will decrease from 7.0% to 6.8% on the first paycheck payable in 2015 (1/8/15 for Classified staff and 1/2/15 for Unclassified staff). Employees in the Executive retirement […]

  5. 2015 Tax-Sheltered Annuity and Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Limits Announced

    The IRS announced the 2015 contribution limits for the UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program (TSA) and Wisconsin Deferred Compensation 457 Program (WDC). In 2015, employees may contribute a maximum of $18,000 to the TSA Program. Employees age 50 and over can contribute an additional $6,000 for a total of $24,000. These same limits apply to […]

  6. Long-Term Care Insurance Seminar – Monday, October 27th

    Long term care is the type of care you need when you are no longer able to do the things you take for granted every day. It is needed when simple things, such as getting out of bed, eating, or even taking a shower, become too difficult to do on your own for extended periods […]

  7. Annual Benefit Enrollment (ABE) Period October 6 – 31

    The Annual Benefit Enrollment (ABE) period is right around the corner! ABE begins on October 6th and ends on October 31st. ABE is the only time during the year when you are eligible to make changes to your benefits unless you have a qualifying life event (marriage, birth, divorce…). The Office of Human Resources and […]