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As a University of Wisconsin employee, you will receive an excellent compensation package. The three largest components include a competitive salary, comprehensive health coverage and an employer contribution towards your retirement account. To calculate the value of your estimated total compensation, please enter the requested information in the Compensation Calculator.

Health Insurance Plan Definitions

  • HMOs use a specific network of doctors, clinics, hospitals in a specific geographic area and you are expected to receive services within the network. Regional PPOs provide the same level of benefits as the HMOs if benefits are received in-network. Coverage is also available out-of-network at a higher out-of-pocket cost. All plans provide some level of dental benefits.  HMOs and Regional PPOs offer the lowest employee premium.*
  • The Standard Plan is a Nationwide PPO and is available in every county and has a nationwide provider network. Coverage is also available out-of-network at a higher out-of-pocket cost. There are no dental benefits under the Standard Plan.  The Standard Plan has the highest employee premium.

You can use the Health Plans by County Map to see what health plans and providers are available in your county.

*WPS Metro Choice Southeast (Southeast region of WI) has the highest employee premium.  Choose Nationwide PPO option in the Compensation Calculator for this plan to get an accurate estimate.