Benefits 101 is a valuable three hour presentation crafted for employees who are newly eligible for insurance benefits under the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) via employment at the UW-Madison. Benefits 101 covers the WRS, State Group Health Insurance, Supplemental plans such as dental and vision, Income Continuation Insurance, Life insurance options and provides an overview of the 403b and 457b retirement programs available to UW-Madison employees. Many benefits have a 30-day enrollment deadline, so plan to attend within your first 30 days of employment.
Our Benefits Counselors within the Office of Human Resources are available to help answer your questions via phone at 608-262-5650 and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are considering Retirement within the next 12 months or are seeking information about your Layoff and wish to speak one-on-one with a UW-Madison Benefits Counselor about your benefits options, please choose from our available appointment times to schedule a meeting.
Annual UW-Madison Employee Benefits & Resource Fair
All campus employees are encouraged to attend this October event and learn about issues impacting employee benefits.
Pre-Retirement Information Seminars
This two-hour informational group session is open to any UW-Madison employee who would like to learn more about retirement benefits available through the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). This course is for all UW-Madison employees participating in the WRS.
Saving for the future is important! Learn about the benefits and basics of investing and the Tax-Sheltered 403(b) Program - your supplemental retirement savings plan. Find out how to save on taxes while saving for retirement. We'll discuss the basics of diversification, what to look for when you choose your investments and the materials you need to sign up. It is especially intended for the beginning investor or for those not currently enrolled, but those who have not ever attended a presentation may find it beneficial as well.
Wisconsin Deferred Compensation
The WDC 457(b) is a voluntary supplemental retirement savings program for UW Madison employees. Having a WDC account may help provide a more comfortable and secure financial future. You can contribute pretax dollars or after tax (Roth) dollars to quality investment options, have access to local service representative, a local call center for support and on-line financial educational services and planning tools that can help you better prepare for retirement. Register to attend a group session to learn more http://go.wisc.edu/hiygk3.
Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Individual Counseling Sessions
To schedule an individual appointment with a WDC counselor, please contact the local WDC office in Madison at (608) 241-6604, or register for an appointment online by going to www.wdc457.org and then clicking on “Schedule a Meeting.”
All Employee Benefit Seminars
Employee Benefits Program Information