You can enroll in supplemental benefits during the annual open enrollment period in the fall, within 30 days of your date of hire, or when you experience a qualifying life event

    Enrollment in supplemental benefits continues each year unless you cancel during the open enrollment period. You cannot cancel your benefit election(s) mid-year without a qualifying life event*. When making a change to your benefits due to a life event, review the Life Events Guide page for deadlines, coverage effective dates, and documentation requirements.

    *Retirees may cancel Uniform Dental coverage at any time.

    Enroll or Make Changes:

    Coverage Effective Dates:

    • Open enrollment changes: Effective January 1 of the next year
    • New hire enrollment:
      • Uniform Dental will match your health insurance effective date
      • Vision, Accident Plan and all other dental plans are effective on the first of the month on or following your hire date
    • Life event changes: Determined by the life event, review the Life Events Guide for more information

      Employees

      How to enroll or make changes to your supplemental benefits depends on your employer.

      State employees who work for agencies covered by STAR: Log in to STAR to enroll or make changes to your benefits during open enrollment or when you are a new employee. Contact your employer for directions on how to make changes due to a qualifying life event.

      UW System Employees: Visit the UW Employee Benefits page for instructions.

      UW Hospital & Clinics Employees: Visit U-Connect or contact the UW Health HR Service Center at 608-263-6500 for more information and a complete list of the supplemental benefit offerings and enrollment/change instructions.

      All other employees: Contact your employer for directions on how to enroll, change, or cancel your benefits.


      Employees About to Retire

      Retirement does not provide an opportunity to enroll in the Accident Plan, vision insurance or dental plans. To continue existing coverage, you will need to complete the appropriate paperwork. Talk with your employer benefit specialist for more information.

      Uniform Dental: Uniform Dental continues automatically if you continue your health insurance.

      Preventive, Select or Select Plus dental plans: Complete the Supplemental Dental Open Enrollment Form and mail the completed form to Delta Dental at the address on the bottom of the form. This form is due within 30 days of your retirement date.

      Vision: Complete the Supplemental Vision Retiree/Continuant Change Form and mail the completed form to Delta Dental at the address on the bottom of the form. This form is due within 30 days of your retirement date.

      Accident Plan: You can maintain this benefit up to age 70. Your plan will be converted into an individual, non-ETF plan. Contact Securian at 866-295-8690 or madisonbranch@securian.com within 30 days of your termination date. 


      Retirees

      How to enroll or make changes to your supplemental benefits depends on the benefit.

      Uniform Dental

      To enroll or change your coverage level, submit a Health Insurance Application/Change For Retirees & COBRA Continuants (ET-2331) form to ETF. Please note, your Uniform Dental coverage mirrors your health insurance coverage. Example: If you elect family health insurance with dental, you will be enrolled in family dental coverage. So in order to change Uniform Dental coverage, you must also change your health insurance coverage.

      During open enrollment, you may also login and use myETF.wi.gov.

      • myETF Benefits is only available for currently enrolled retirees
      • myETF Benefits cannot be used if some people on your health insurance are enrolled in Medicare and some are not enrolled in Medicare

      To cancel Uniform Dental, you must provide a written and signed letter stating you are voluntarily canceling coverage to ETF.

      Preventive, Select, or Select Plus Dental Plans

      To enroll during open enrollment, complete the Supplemental Dental Open Enrollment Form and mail the completed form to Delta Dental at the address on the bottom of the form. You may also enroll online during open enrollment.

      To enroll outside of open enrollment, change coverage levels, or cancel coverage, complete the Supplemental Dental Retiree/Continuant Change Form and mail the completed form to Delta Dental at the address on the bottom of the form.

      Vision

      To enroll, change, or cancel your vision insurance, complete the Supplemental Vision Retiree/Continuant Change Form and mail the completed form to Delta Dental at the address on the bottom of the form.

      During open enrollment, you can also enroll online.