Beginning in April 2021, all UW System employees who are paid biweekly—including UW–Madison employees—will have most deductions for benefits such as health, dental, vision and life insurance split evenly over the first two biweekly paychecks each month.
Frequently Asked Questions
To learn more about Split Benefits Deductions, please review the frequently asked questions available on the UW System web page.
Town Hall Meeting
A Town Hall was hosted by UW System on February 16, 2021, to provide information for employees about Split Benefits Deductions. The Town Hall was recorded and can be viewed online, and the slides are available for download.
This 5:30-minute video provides an overview of the changes to benefits deductions that are effective in April 2021 for employees who are currently paid biweekly. The video provides a summary of information that is also available on the Split Benefits Deductions web pages, and viewing is not mandatory. You may also download the presentation slides (PDF).
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Maintaining financial and emotional well-being
The Employee Assistance Office (EAO) offers resources to help maintain well-being during times of transition. If you are experiencing financial stress, EAO can be a helpful resource. Confidential counseling for employees and their families is available through EAO and is offered 24/7 through LifeMatters.
Spending and Saving Plan Workshops
In this online workshop, you will learn how to create a spending and saving plan that works for you. You will get answers to your questions about managing personal and family finances, including at times of transition. This session will also provide options to consider if you will face a temporary budget shortfall due to a payroll change.
The workshop is offered at no cost by UW Credit Union. Registration is required and can be done up until the workshop starts.
- Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 9 am
- Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5 pm
- Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 12 noon
- Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 8 am
- Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 5 pm
Articles and Videos
The Division of Extension at UW–Madison offers a variety of financial education resources to help individuals and families keep pace with day-to-day expenses, reach financial goals, adjust to financial changes, and secure their financial future.
See the Division of Extension YouTube channel for brief, informative videos on a wide range of personal financial topics, including the following: