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.
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
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.
- UW System Flexible Spending Accounts Overview
- TASC Online Landing Page (login to access account)
- TASC Enrollment Form
- TASC Change of Election Form
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
- Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
- Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program (TSA)
- Wisconsin Deferred Compensation 457(b) Plan (WDC)