Human Resources & Workforce Diversity
How are your benefits affected if you transfer from one UW campus to another or change your county of residence?
You should know. . .
- A change of work site or residence may qualify as a Status Change in the Employee Reimbursement Account program, and may give you an opportunity to change your contributions to the ERA program.
- Your transportation needs may change. Your employer may offer parking on a pre-tax basis, or you may enroll in the state Commuter Benefits Program to set aside pre-tax money to pay for parking, transit passes, or other transportation costs.
- A move out of your HMO's service area permits you to select a different provider within the State Group Health Insurance Program.
- The University is considered one employer for most benefit purposes. If you have a break in employment of less than 30 days, your benefit eligibility automatically continues at the new campus.
What to do. . .
- Even if you did not have an employment break of 30 days or more, it's a good idea to check with your new staff benefits office to make sure that all prior benefit arrangements carried over.
- If you had an employment break of 30 days or more, you must re-enroll in all benefit plans that you want to keep.
- If you do not pay transportation costs pre-tax through your employer, enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program.
- If you want to change your contribution elections under the ERA program, contact Fringe Benefits Management (FBMC) at 608-592-2020 to see whether your move qualifies as a status change. If it does, you must file a Change of Status form with FBMC within 30 days after the move.
- Review your health plan choices and file an application for the new plan within 30 days after your move.
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This document was last revised on December 19, 2011