Annual Benefit Enrollment
The Annual Benefit Enrollment (ABE) period is October 7 -- November 1, 2013 for all participating plans.
Detailed benefit information about the Annual Benefit Enrollment period will be provided on www.uwsa.edu/abe as it becomes available. You will receive an email from "UW HR Administration" just prior to the beginning of the enrollment period. You will also receive benefits-related HR Alerts throughout the enrollment period.
We encourage all employees and retirees to attend our annual benefits fair on Wednesday, October 23 from 11a.m. -- 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. This is your opportunity to meet with staff from the health plans and other benefit vendors.
Benefit Changes Allowed During the Annual Benefit Enrollment Period
You will be eligible to enroll in, make changes to or cancel the following benefit plans during the ABE period:
- State Group Health Insurance
- VSP Vision Insurance
- EPIC Benefits+
- Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA) Program (Flexible Spending Accounts) - must re-enroll every year
- The following plans allow you to make changes to your current coverage during the ABE period:
- Dental Wisconsin: remove dependents or cancel coverage
- Individual and Family Life Insurance: increase coverage level (maximum coverage levels are increasing for 2014)
Save the Date
This year numerous workshops will also be offered during the benefit fair on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
All workshops will be held in the Spruce Room in the Student Center:
Wisconsin Retirement System Presentation - ETF will focus on retirement information for members who are new or midway through their career from 9 a.m. -- 10 a.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program - UW System will focus on TSA basics and how to save for your future from 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m. and again at noon -- 1 p.m.
Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (457 Plan) - A State of WI Retirement Counselor will help you learn how to save and invest extra money for your retirement from 1:30 p.m. -- 2:20 p.m.