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Annual Benefits Open Enrollment

The Annual Benefits Enrollment period is September 30 – October 25, 2019

You will not be able to make any changes until September 30, 2019.
All elections must be submitted by October 25, 2019 by 4:30 P.M.
Changes are effective January 1, 2020.

What is Annual Benefits Enrollment?

The Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period is an annual opportunity for eligible employees to enroll in or make changes to select benefit plans for the upcoming year.

This is the only time during the year when you are eligible to make benefit plans changes to most plans unless you have a life event (e.g. family or employment change) that allows you to change your benefits.

Changes made during this period will be effective January 1, 2020.

Important: This website will contain information about benefit opportunities and changes for 2020. For information about current UW System benefits (2019), please visit the Employee Benefits Website.

What's Changing for 2020

Review the overall changes/updates via the PowerPoint presentation: Coming Soon

· Click here for details on health changes and Premium Updates
· Click here for Health Provider Search
· Click here for Dental Insurance (uniform, preventative, supplemental)
· Click here for Flex Spending (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
· Click here for all changes allowed during the Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period
· Click here for ETF It’s Your Choice Health Decision Guide
· Click here for all information regarding ABE period

How to Enroll or Make Changes

Click here for How to Enroll or Make Changes

High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) Enrollment Requirement:
Employees who enroll in HDHP must provide updated coverage information every year via the Personnel Information module on the My UW System portal. Click here on how to update information under ‘Coordination of Benefits’

Must Enroll in the following EVERY YEAR:

  •  Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  •  Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  •  Opt-Out Incentive for Health Insurance

Individual and Family Life Insurance

  • For increasing coverage, do so online via self-service
  • For decreasing coverage, complete a paper application and submit to Human Resources
    • Do not email application as our email is not secure
ALEX: Your Personalized Benefits Counselor

ALEX explains all your options in plain English, and helps you choose the plans that make the most sense for you and your family.

In an effort to make the Annual Benefits Enrollment period less stressful for current employees, UW System is introducing this new online tool for anyone who wants a better understanding of the comprehensive benefits offered at the UW System.

ALEX will ask you a series of questions to walk you through benefits offerings and suggest appropriate plans based on your answers. It is UW System’s hope that a conversation with ALEX will educate you while helping you make sound, informed decisions about benefits.

Visit him here:

Benefits Fair

The benefits fair is a time to meet with health care providers and other insurance company representatives; It is your time to ask questions from the vendors that administer your coverage.

When: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom, 227, Oshkosh campus

If you are unable to attend the Benefits Fair at UW Oshkosh check out the other fairs at other institutions across Wisconsin:

Informational Presentations – In-Person & Live Online

These presentations are held by the UW Oshkosh Human Resources Benefits Specialists. Come and hear first hand the changes that are taking place. You do not need to RSVP to attend.

Live Online Link

Note: Hard copies of the presentation will not be provided

Presentation Date Time Location
Thursday, October 3 4:30pm – 5:30pm Sage 1216, Oshkosh Campus & Live
Friday, October 4 9:00am – 10:00am Sage 1232, Oshkosh Campus & Live
Tuesday, October 8 1:00pm – 2:00pm Sage 1216, Oshkosh Campus & Live
Wednesday, October 9 8:00am – 9:00am Sage 2232, Oshkosh Campus & Live
Wednesday, October 16 1:00pm – 2:00pm Sage 1232, Oshkosh Campus & Live
Open Lab Assistance

These open lab sessions are first come first serve opportunities to gain assistance with completing the self-service online enrollment/change processes.

This is not a time to learn about the changes; this is a time to gain assistance with the changes you wish to make or ask personal questions.

You will be required to provide the following information in Self Service, so make sure to have this information handy:

  • Dependent names, social security numbers, and birth dates
  • Copy of health insurance card (if you have other health insurance coverage)

NOTE: The lab is open for walk-ins at any time during the lab periods. No RSVP is required. Note that you may have to wait for assistance depending on the number of individuals at the time of your arrival.

Open Lab Date Time Location
Wednesday, October 9 1:00pm – 4:00pm IDEA Lab, Polk 7 basement Oshkosh campus
Friday, October 11

9:30am – 11:30am

12:30pm- 4:00pm

Library Computer Lab 1249, Fox Cities Campus
Thursday, October 17 9:00am – 4:00pm Computer Lab S227, Fond du Lac campus
Friday, October 18 Noon – 4:00pm IDEA Lab, Polk 7 basement Oshkosh campus
Monday, October 21 2:30pm – 5:00pm IDEA Lab, Polk 7 basement Oshkosh campus
Tuesday, October 22 2:00pm – 6:00pm IDEA Lab, Polk 7 basement Oshkosh campus
Wednesday, October 23 7:30am – 10:30am IDEA Lab, Polk 7 basement Oshkosh campus

Deadline to enroll/make changes is Friday, October 25, 2019 by 4:30pm.

  Phone:  (920) 424-1166

  Fax: (920) 424- 2021


Monday - Friday 7:45AM - 4:30PM

  Dempsey Hall 328
800 Algoma Blvd. 
Oshkosh, WI 54901