University of Wisconsin–Madison

Annual Benefits Enrollment

What is Annual Benefits Enrollment?

Annual Benefits Enrollment is the only time you can make changes to certain benefits without having an eligible life event (for example, marriage, birth, or divorce) or qualifying employment change during the year. Changes made during this period will be effective January 1, 2024. Certain benefits require re-enrollment if you wish to continue them into 2024. Changes made during this period will be effective January 1, 2024.

When is the Annual Benefits Enrollment period?

September 25–October 20, 2023

What will I pay for insurance in 2024?

Visit the 2024 Annual Benefits Enrollment website for information about monthly costs and changes to for 2024.

Will there be changes to insurance plans and programs in 2024?

Yes, changes will be in effect for some plans and programs in 2024. Review the Benefits Changes for 2024 so that you can make informed decisions.

Summary of Annual Benefits Enrollment 2024 (PDF)

Questions?

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact HR.

Language Assistance

For assistance in the following languages, Contact Cultural Linguistic Services:

  • Español / Spanish
  • Hmoob / Hmong
  • བོད་ཡིག / Tibetan
  • 中文 / Chinese
  • नेपाली / Nepali

Live Webinars with Insurance Vendors

Learn more about your options at live webinars with insurance vendors, hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF).

Register to receive the webinar link.

Event Schedule

Benefits 2024: What You Need to Know

  • Benefits 2024: What You Need To Know

    9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    Location: Virtual (Webex)
  • Benefits 2024: What You Need To Know

    2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Location: Virtual (Webex)
  • Benefits 2024: What You Need To Know

    11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Location: Virtual (Webex)
  • Benefits 2024: What You Need To Know

    5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Location: Virtual (Webex)
  • Benefits 2024: What You Need To Know


    Location: Union South, Marquee Theater
  • Benefits 2024: What You Need To Know


    Location: Union South, Marquee Theater
  • Benefits 2024: What You Need To Know


    Location: Union South, Marquee Theater
  • Benefits 2024: What You Need To Know

  • Benefits 2024: What You Need To Know

    12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location: Virtual (Webex)

Employee Benefits and Resource Fair

  • Employee Benefits and Resource Fair

    5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Location: Union South, Varsity Hall
    Learn more about benefits enrollment and discover campus resources for UW–Madison employees.
    Learn more

Retirement Savings Check-ins

  • Mid-Career Retirement Check-In

    10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Virtual (Webex)
  • Ready to Retire

    9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Location: Virtual (Webex)
  • Starting to Save

    10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Virtual (Webex)

Multilingual In-Person Sessions

  • Benefits 2024: What You Need To Know – Multilingual Session

    Offered in Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali.9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Location: Gordon Dining & Event Center
  • Benefits 2024: What You Need To Know – Multilingual Session

    Offered in English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali.11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
    Location: Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)

Checklist

Review

Decide

You must enroll every year if you want to start or continue these benefits:

  • Health Insurance Opt-Out Incentive*
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)*
  • Limited Purposed Flexible Spending Account (LPFSA)*
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (Health FSA)**
  • Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account (Dependent FSA)**

* Only available to employees eligible for Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) benefits

** Not available to non-service appointees (Fellows, Scholars, Trainees, Post-Doctoral Fellows/Scholars, most Post-Doctoral Trainees and Grad Interns/Trainees) and University Staff-Temporary appointments

You can enroll, change, or cancel:

  • State Group Health Insurance with or without Uniform Dental (preventive dental).
  • Preventive Dental (stand-alone plan available to those not enrolled in State Group Health)
  • Supplemental Dental (major/restorative dental coverage only)
  • Supplemental Vision through Delta Vision
  • Accident Plan through Securian
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – Health, Limited Purpose, Dependent Day Care

Individual & Family Life Insurance

If you are already enrolled in Individual & Family Life Insurance, you can increase your coverage. The Annual Benefits Enrollment period does not offer a new enrollment opportunity for life insurance if you are not already enrolled.

Enroll

  • Choose your 2023 benefits in MyUW.
  • You must save and then submit all 2023 benefits by 4:30 pm on October 20, 2023.
  • Make sure your Confirmation Statement is correct. (You will get an email 24–48 hours after you submit your choices; the email will tell you how to find your Confirmation Statement for benefits that start January 1, 2024). Contact the human resources office in your school, college, or division with questions.

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