New employees have 30 days to enroll in most insurance plans. Review the following information and contact HR if you have questions.
UW–Madison participates in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and offers the WRS benefits package to eligible employees.
UW–Madison offers a separate benefits package to certain appointees who are not eligible for the WRS.
Employees covered by the WRS
- University Staff
- Academic Staff
- Limited Appointees
ALEX: Your Personalized Online Benefits Counselor
ALEX is an online resource to help you better understand the comprehensive benefits offered to UW–Madison employees. ALEX will ask you a series of questions to walk you through your benefits options and suggests plans based on your answers. Before you make your benefits elections, let ALEX explain your options in plain English. Reminder: The Ask ALEX tool doesn’t answer everything. For additional information read the FAQ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions prior to enrolling in a new plan.