Self Service (eBenefits) Online Enrollment
The Self Service (eBenefits) portal allows you to enroll at your own pace. The portal is a secure system, which allows you to enter your own confidential information.
Contact HR to verify your eligibility to enroll via the online portal.
Employees eligible to enroll through the online portal:
- University Staff
- Academic Staff
- Limited Appointees
- Graduate Assistants
Employees ineligible to enroll through the online portal:
- Employees previously covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
- Crafts Workers
- Employees who hold two or more concurrent positions
- Employees changing positions
- Employees with qualifying life events (e.g. Loss of Coverage, Marriage, Birth/Adoption, etc.)
Available Online Benefits Options
Benefits will appear in your online portal based on your eligibility to enroll.
At this time, you must submit a paper application for the following plans:
- Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b)
- Wisconsin Deferred Compensation 457(b)
- State Group Health Insurance
Paper application is required for University Staff requesting immediate enrollment and waiving the 2-month waiting period
Self Service Assistance
The Self Service video will help you navigate through your online enrollment portal.
You have 30 days from your Date of Hire/Eligibility to enroll in benefits. The online portal will automatically close on your final day of eligibility. Late enrollments will not be accepted.
After enrolling through the online portal, you will receive a Confirmation Statement in your MyUW Benefits Information > Statements Tab within 24-48 hours.
Review the Confirmation Statement for accuracy. If you find an error, please contact HR immediately for assistance.
For online enrollment questions, contact the
Self Service (eBenefits) Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with any questions prior to enrolling in a new plan.