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 Systems 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).
Benefits Specialists are Assigned by Last Name
|Last name beginning with||Benefits Specialist|
|A – I||Gail Dukes|
|J – P||Loree Krause|
|Q – Z||Susan Voit|
- UW System Benefits Summaries LINK
How family changes (e.g. marriage, domestic partnership, birth, adoption, divorce, death) affect your benefits.
- UW System Family Changes LINK
How employment changes (e.g. retirement, termination, layoff, changes in appointment or percentage) affect your benefits.
- UW System Employment Changes LINK
Certain benefit changes may be available at other times during the year or at annual benefits enrollment.
- UW System Employee Benefits Home LINK
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- UW System AD&D Insurance LINK
Long Term Care Insurance
- UW System Long Term Care Insurance LINK
Flexible Spending Accounts
Retirement and Savings Plans
- Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
- Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program (TSA)
- Wisconsin Deferred Compensation 457(b) Plan (WDC)