Current Employee Benefits

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Wisconsin public employer, offers a comprehensive benefits package. You may be entitled to participate in various benefit plans that the UW System offers. Also, the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds administers a number of benefit programs available through Wisconsin public employers.

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MyUW Portal

Access your MyUW portal to:

  • Update Your Personal Information
  • Review Your Current Benefits Enrollment
  • Check Your Earnings Statements and Your Benefits Deductions
  • See Time Off Balances
  • Review Your WRS Statement
Portal
Portal: my.uwm.edu

UW System Resources

UW System


Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

The UW System offers eligible employees the opportunity to pay certain health care and dependent day care expenses with tax-free dollars through Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). To comply with IRS requirements, documentation is required to substantiate expenses eligible for reimbursement.

There are three types of Flexible Spending Accounts offered to UW System employees: Health Care FSA, Limited Purpose FSA, and Dependent Day Care Accounts.

Please see the UW System website below for more detailed information on Flexible Spending Accounts.

UW System Resources

Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is an individually-owned, tax-advantaged savings account. HSA funds may be used to pay for out-of-pocket qualifying medical, dental, prescription and/or vision expenses.

Please see the UW System website below for more detailed information on Health Savings Accounts.

UW System Resources

ETF Resources


Parking and Transit Accounts

The UW System offers eligible employees the opportunity to pay certain work-related parking and transit expenses with tax-free dollars through Parking and Transit Accounts.

Parking and Transit Accounts will be offered again to UW System employees effective January 1, 2021. These accounts were previously available to employees prior to June 1, 2018. If enrolled prior to June 1, 2018, you may continue to use the funds available in your parking and/or transit accounts until exhausted or you become ineligible. Any amounts remaining in either of these accounts at the end of the year carry over to the following year.

Please see the UW System website below for more detailed information on Parking and Transit Accounts.

UW System Resources


Retirement and Savings Plans

Please visit our Financial Wellness page to find out more about the four retirement and savings plans listed below.

  • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
  • UW 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program (SRP)
  • Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (WDC)
  • College Savings Plan (Edvest)
Financial Wellness

Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) Resources

ETF

It’s Your Choice Decision Guide 2022

View the health plans, dental benefits, and supplemental benefits available in 2022.

It's Your Choice 2022

It’s Your Choice Decision Guide 2021

View the health plans, dental benefits, and supplemental benefits available in 2021.


Making Benefits Changes

When you enroll in benefits, you typically must stay enrolled for the entire plan year. This means that you cannot make changes to your benefits mid-year. However, there are certain life events (also known as qualifying status changes), defined by the IRS, that may allow you to make changes to your benefits mid-year. Some examples are birth or adoption of a child, marriage, retirement and termination of employment.

When you have a qualifying life event, you generally have 30 days from the date of the event to make your changes. If you miss this 30 day window, your next opportunity to make a change is the Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period. ABE typically occurs in October. The effective date for most changes made during ABE is January 1st.

Contact the Central Human Resources Benefits office within 30 days from the date of your qualifying life event if you want to make changes to your benefits.

UW System Resources


Workplace Wellness

Please visit our Wellness page to find out more about the various wellness offerings for UWM employees.

  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Flu Shots
  • Financial Wellness
  • and more!
Wellness Incentive

Disclaimer:

This webpage is intended for your convenience. Individual links and overviews only provide summary of certain provisions of the formal Plan document in part; the webpage does not attempt to cover all of the details contained in the Plan document. The operation of the Plan and the benefits to which you (or your beneficiaries) may be entitled will be governed solely by the terms of the official Plan document. To the extent that any of the information contained in this overview or any information you receive orally is inconsistent with the official Plan document, the provisions set forth in the Plan document will govern in all cases.


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