University of Wisconsin–Madison

Annual Benefits Enrollment

September 28–October 23, 2020

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, 2021. Certain benefits offered to UW–Madison employees require re-enrollment each year.

What will I pay for insurance in 2021?

Visit the 2021 Annual Benefits Enrollment website for information about monthly costs and changes to your benefits options for 2021.


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

Calendar and Events

Register for a “Benefits 2021: What You Need to Know” live session using the calendar below, or watch a recorded video of the session.

Multilingual Q&A Sessions

Please watch the video presentation, “Benefits 2021: What You Need to Know,” before attending a Q&A session. Offered in Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali.

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.



ALEX: Your Personalized Online Benefits Counselor



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 those in non-service appointment (Fellows, Scholars, Graduate Interns/Trainees, & Post-Doctoral Fellows/Trainees)

Insurance, Retirement, and Campus Resources