During the Annual Benefits Enrollment 

For annual benefits enrollment (ABE) information, review the UW System Employee Benefits ABE web page.

After reviewing your benefit options, enroll in the MyUW portal. After logging in, go to the Benefit Information module, then click on the Enroll Now link.

During open enrollment you can enroll or make changes to:

  • Health Insurance (including adding or declining Uniform Dental)
  • Supplemental Dental Insurance
  • Supplemental Vision Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Spending and Savings Accounts
    • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
    • Dependent Day Care Account
    • Health Savings Accounts
    • Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account
    • Parking Account
    • Transit Account

Changes in coverage are effective January 1, 2023.

When You are a New Hire

Review the UW System Employee Benefits General Information web page for enrollment information and instructions.

New employees can use the MyUW portal to enroll in most benefits online.

If you have worked for the UW System or for a state agency in the past, you may need to enroll using paper applications.

If you’re unsure, contact your institution benefits contact to determine if you will be able to enroll via the MyUW Portal or if you will need to submit paper applications.

Enrollments must be completed within 30 days of your eligibility date.

Graduate Assistants: If this is not your first eligible appointment, you may still be eligible for the initial 30-day enrollment period if you have had a 30-day employment break between appointments.

Contact your UW institution human resources office if you have any questions.

When you Experience a Qualifying Life Event

For most plans, the elections you make are for the entire calendar year and cannot be changed outside of annual benefits enrollment (ABE). However, if you experience a qualifying life event, you may be able to enroll in coverage or make changes to your existing benefits.

If you experience a qualifying life event, most benefit plans have a 30-day window to enroll or make changes. To enroll or make changes due to a qualifying life event, complete and submit paper applications to your institution benefits contact.