Annual Benefit Enrollment Period Ends on Nov. 2!

3 Days until the Annual Benefit Enrollment Period Ends on November 2!

The Annual Benefit Enrollment Period ends on November 2, 2012 for all participating plans.  All eBenefits elections and/or paper applications must be submitted by Friday, November 2, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. (10:59 p.m. for online ERA enrollment).  Submit paper applications to your institution’s benefits office.  All changes made during this period will be effective January 1, 2013.

Benefit Changes Allowed during Annual Enrollment 

  • State Group Health Insurance – enroll, change health plans, add/remove dependents, cancel coverage
  • Dental Wisconsin Dental Insurance  – enroll, change plans, add/remove dependents, cancel coverage
  • VSP Vision Insurance – enroll, add/remove dependents, cancel coverage
  • EPIC Benefits+ – if already enrolled, cancel vision insurance, remove dependents, cancel all coverage (no open enrollment) – must use paper application to make changes to this coverage.
  • Individual and Family Group Life Insurance – if already enrolled, increase coverage level, can cancel coverage at any time
  • Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA) Program (Health Care FSA & Dependent Care FSA) – must re-enroll every year.

Are you happy with your benefits and do not want to make any changes?  Please take a few moments to review the annual benefit enrollment materials to ensure that your current benefits, health plan and health providers will be available to you next year.  If you do not want to make any changes, you do not have to submit any applications.

Use eBenefits to Make Elections Online

Log into My UW System and click on the Open Enrollment link in the Benefit Information box to make your elections online. Your elections are submitted after you click on the final submit button and see the following page:  “Submit Confirmation – Your benefit choices have been successfully submitted to your benefits office.”

You cannot use eBenefits to make your ERA Health and/or Dependent Care FSA election.  Make your ERA election at the WageWorks website.  WageWorks will email you a confirmation notice once you submit your election.  You should review this notice for accuracy.

The Monday after you submit your elections, log into My UW System and go to the “View Benefits Summary Detail” link in the Benefit Information box to confirm your elections.  You will need to enter “01/01/2013” in the date field above the summary and click “Go” to see your 2013 elections. See the Annual Benefit Enrollment Quick Start Guide for details.

Annual Benefit Enrollment Resources

Employee Survey

Click here to take a brief survey about the Annual Benefit Enrollment period – your feedback is important to us.

Fidelity Investments Individual Counseling Sessions

Fidelity Investments is offering individual and confidential counseling sessions where you can discuss your financial situation with a Fidelity consultant.  Consultations are meant for participants to review their current retirement plan, investment strategy, or discuss ways in which Fidelity can help along the road to retirement.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
University Union, Conference Room 112

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
University Union, Heritage Room #232

To schedule a confidential consultation with your Fidelity Investments representative, David Eichler, call 1-800-642-7131 or go to

T. Rowe Price Webinars

T. Rowe Price is offering the following live webinars to UW-Green Bay employees.  More information about these and previously recorded webinars, along with the registration link, can be found at this website

Retirement Investing From Beginning to End”
* November 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
* November 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

“Retirement Milestones”
* November 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
* November 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Please contact Human Resources at or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

Welcome Ryan Kauth

Ryan KauthRyan started on September 17, 2012, as the Director of the Small Business Development Center.  He was previously a self-employed consultant for Kauth and Associates for over fifteen years.  Ryan earned his Bachelor’s Degree at UW-Green Bay and his MBA at Keller Graduate School of Management.  He is on the UWGB Alumni Association Awards and Scholarships Committee.  Ryan, his wife, and four kids live in Manitowoc.


Welcome Brent Tavis

Brent TavisBrent earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Sports Management at Davenport University and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Grand Valley State University.  Brent started on September 11, 2012 as the Kress Events Center Events Coordinator.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay, Brent was employed at Grand Valley State University.

Welcome Lauren Lepkowski

Lauren LepkowskiLauren earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication at Michigan State University.  She was previously employed at Michigan State University and is involved in her community as a Youth Soccer Coach.  Lauren started as the Director of Athletics Special Events on September 17, 2012.  She is from Macomb, MI.

Welcome Lissa Balison

Lissa Balison

Lissa started as a Counselor in the Health and Counseling Department on October 15, 2012.  Prior to starting at UW Green Bay she worked at the Crisis Center ER for two years and was an EAP Counselor for five years.  She has a Master’s in Student Affairs and College Counseling.  Her hometown is De Pere.  She is married and has a baby daughter.

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Individual Sessions

Scott Schewe, representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax.

When:   Monday, November 12th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where:   University Union Building, Alumni Room B (#210E)

Please see these links for more information about WDC’s Program highlights and new options: Program Features and Hightlight and WDC Roth Option.

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at .

Keeping Children Safe, Executive Order 54 In-person Training Sessions

Two additional Keeping Children Safe, Executive Order 54 in-person training sessions will be offered this month in the University Union, Phoenix Rooms A & B.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd at 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 30th at 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

If you would like to attend one of these training sessions, please RSVP to by Monday, October 22nd.  All employees (including student employees, limited term employees, etc.) are welcome to attend.

Employees may either complete online training (details below), or attend an in-person training session on “Keeping Children Safe, Executive Order 54.” The target date for completion is November 30, 2012.

Please contact Human Resources at or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.