Change in Name or Address

If you change your name or address, you must notify your institution’s human resources and benefits offices and/or your benefit plan companies directly. See the information below to see who and how you notify your institution and benefit plans of your name or address change.

Your Institution

Name Change – Notify your human resources or benefits office of your name change. Documentation requirements vary by institution.

Address Change – Change your address in your MyUW portal in the Personal Information box.

Benefit Plans that Automatically Update when You Update Name or Address with Institution

Provided you update your name or address with your institution, the following benefit plans will update automatically:

  • State Group Life Insurance
  • VSP Vision Insurance
  • Individual and Family Life Insurance
  • UW Employees Inc. Life Insurance
  • University Insurance Association (UIA) Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Income Continuation Insurance
  • Wisconsin Retirement System

State Group Health Insurance

Name Change – Complete State Group Health application and submit to your benefits office (supporting documentation required if you legally change your name for reasons other than marriage or divorce).

Address Change – Complete State Group Health application and submit to your benefits office or call Department of Employee Trust Funds at 1-877-533-5020.

  • You may change health plans within 30 days of your move by submitting an application to your benefits office. Change is effective the first of the month on or following the receipt of your application.

EPIC Benefits+

Call EPIC Benefits+ Member Services at 1-800-520-5750 to update your name or address.

Dental Wisconsin

Call Dental Wisconsin Member Services at 1-800-520-5750 to update your name or address.

Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA)

Update your address using your online account at WageWorks.com. Updating your name with your institution will update your name with WageWorks.

Health Care FSA

No impact – may not make any changes to election.

Dependent Day Care FSA

You may change your current Dependent Day Care FSA election within 30 days of your move, if a change in residence results in a change in the cost or coverage of your dependent care provider. You must submit a Change in Status form directly to WageWorks to change your election.

Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program

Contact your TSA vendor directly to update your name or address.

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation 457 Program

Contact Wisconsin Deferred Compensation at 1-877-457-9327 to update your name or address.