Current Employee Benefits

Introduction

The University of Wisconsin, a Wisconsin public employer, offers a comprehensive benefits package; you may be entitled to participate in various benefit plans that UW Systems offers. The Department of Employee Trust Funds is the administrator for a number of benefit programs available through Wisconsin public employers.

Benefit eligibility and benefits packages vary according to appointment and appointment type. Refer to your appointment letter to confirm your appointment type. You can also read about appointment types on UW System’s Employee Categories page. Further detailed information about eligibility and benefits that may be available to you can be found on the UW System Benefits Administration website and the Department of Employee Trust Funds website. Please contact the UWM Benefits Office with any questions concerning your benefits or eligibility.

Benefits Specialists

Benefits Specialists are assigned according to employee last name.

Last name beginning withBenefits SpecialistEmail
A – IGail Dukesdukes@uwm.edu
J – PLoree Krausekrausell@uwm.edu
Q – ZSusan Voitcurtissf@uwm.edu

MyUW Portal

Access your MyUW portal to update your personal information, review your current benefits enrollment, review your payroll earnings statements for your benefits deductions, review available time off balances, or review your annual WRS statement (if eligible).


General Benefits Information

The University of Wisconsin System provides comprehensive information about the various benefits options available to employees. Please see the links below for more detail.


Making Benefits Changes

How family changes (e.g. marriage, domestic partnership, birth, adoption, divorce, death) affect your benefits.

How employment changes (e.g. retirement, termination, layoff, changes in appointment or percentage) affect your benefits.

Certain benefit changes may be available at other times during the year or at annual benefits enrollment.


Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance


Long Term Care Insurance


Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Eligible employees have the opportunity to pay certain health care, dependent day care, and parking or transit expenses with tax-free dollars through flexible spending accounts offered under the Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA) program. The flexible spending accounts are administered by TASC. Please visit the link below for detailed information about the employee reimbursement account program and flexible spending accounts.

Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

A health savings account is an individually-owned, tax-advantaged savings account. You may use HSA funds to pay for medical, dental, prescription, and vision expenses for you, your spouse, and qualifying dependents. Please visit the link below for detailed information about health savings accounts.

Parking and Transit Accounts

Eligible employees have the opportunity to pay certain parking and transit expenses with tax-free dollars through a parking and transit account. These accounts are administered by TASC. Please visit the link below for detailed information about parking and transit accounts.


Retirement and Savings Plans