Annual Benefit Enrollment
Starts October 7th.

How to Enroll

How do I enroll and/or make changes during the Annual Benefit Enrollment (ABE) period?

Depending on your institution, you may enroll and/or make changes during ABE differently.  Select your institution to see how you enroll and/or make changes during ABE.


Your Institution Uses Paper Applications

All paper applications and brochures are available on the Forms & Publications page.  You should submit your paper applications to your institution’s benefits office.

How to make changes - Paper applications
Benefit Plan How to enroll
and/or make changes
How to cancel
coverage
State Group Health Paper Application Paper Application
EPIC Benefits+ Paper Application Paper Application
Dental Wisconsin Paper Application Paper Application
VSP Vision Insurance Paper Application Paper Application
Individual & Family Life Insurance Paper Application Paper Application
Employee Reimbursement
Account (ERA)
Online at
WageWorks.com
N/A

How do I confirm my benefit changes?

Paper applications are entered by your institution.  Once your application is entered, you may confirm your benefit changes by doing the following:

  • Log into the MyUW portal (UW-Madison portal)
  • Scroll down to the Benefits Information box
  • Click on the link at the bottom of the box called, “View Benefits Summary Detail”
  • Change the date at the top of the summary to 01/01/2014 and click GO.

Please note that your applications may not be entered until mid-November.  You should also keep a copy of your completed paper applications for your records.

This information applies for Colleges, Madison, Milwaukee, Parkside, Platteville, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater.

Your Institution Uses eBenefits

Beginning on October 7th, you may use eBenefits to make your benefits elections online by logging into MyUW portal (UW-Madison portal). Go to the Benefit Information box and click the Open Enrollment link.  Refer to the Open Enrollment Quick Start Guide for additional information.

How to make changes - eBenefits
Benefit Plan How to enroll
and/or make changes
How to cancel
coverage
State Group Health eBenefits eBenefits*
EPIC Benefits+ eBenefits eBenefits*
Dental Wisconsin eBenefits eBenefits*
VSP Vision Insurance eBenefits eBenefits*
Individual & Family Life Insurance eBenefits eBenefits
(can cancel at any time)
Employee Reimbursement
Account (ERA)
Online at
WageWorks.com
N/A

You are encouraged to use eBenefits, but paper applications will be accepted.  All paper applications and brochures are available on the Forms and Publications page.  If you use paper applications, you should submit your paper applications to your institution’s benefits office.

How do I confirm my eBenefits elections?

You will not receive a confirmation notice when you submit your eBenefits elections.  The day after you submit your eBenefits election, you can do the following to confirm your elections:

  • Log into the MyUW portal (UW-Madison portal)
  • Scroll down to the Benefits Information box
  • Click on the link at the bottom of the box called, “View Benefits Summary Detail”
  • Change the date at the top of the summary to 01/01/2014 and click GO.

The elections you made through eBenefits should be reflected.  If they are not, contact your institution’s benefits office immediately.

*You have until November 29, 2013 to cancel your coverage for 2014.  However, you may only use eBenefits to cancel your coverage during the ABE period.  If you wish to cancel after ABE ends, you must cancel by submitting a paper application by November 29, 2013. 

This information applies for Eau Claire, Extension, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison – DoIT, Oshkosh, River Falls, Superior and System Administration.