University of Wisconsin–Madison

Annual Benefits Enrollment

September 27–October 22, 2021

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, 2022. Certain benefits offered to UW–Madison employees require re-enrollment each year.

What will I pay for insurance in 2022?

Visit the 2022 Annual Benefits Enrollment website for information about monthly costs and changes to your benefits options for 2022.


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

Language assistance is available from Cultural Linguistic Services.
Español, Hmoob, བོད་ཡིག, 中文, नेपाली
Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, Nepali

Employee Resource Fair

Attend the Employee Resource Fair on October 5, 2021, to learn more about benefits enrollment and discover campus resources for UW–Madison employees.

Calendar and Events

Register for a “Benefits 2022: What You Need to Know” live session using the calendar below, or watch a recorded video of the session.

Benefits 2022: What You Need to Know (Recorded Video)

Watch “Benefits 2022: What You Need to Know” on YouTube

Multilingual In-Person Sessions

Presentations of “Benefits 2022: What You Need to Know” will be held on October 7. Offered in Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali for the daytime sessions, with English added for the late-night sessions for second and third shifts.

Session schedule in English
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).

Please register in advance.



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Download Checklist (PDF)

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

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

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