Open Enrollment and 2013 Contribution/Premium Increases

For information regarding 2013 benefit changes and enrollment opportunities, please log into your My UW System Portal and click on the Annual Enrollment Period link under the Annual Benefit Enrollment Period section.

Once you have reviewed the 2013 information, if you would like to make any changes to your benefits, scroll down to the Benefits Information section and click on the Open Enrollment link to begin making changes/enrolling in plans.  An E-Benefits Quick Guide is available to walk through the process of using the Open Enrollment link.

2013 Health Insurance Premiums-

Plan Name Employee Premium Employer Premium
Anthem Blue Preferred-Northeast Network Single-$85.00
Arise Health Plan Single-$85.00
Humana-Eastern Single-$85.00
Network Health Plan Single-$85.00
UnitedHealthCare of WI-Northeast Single-$85.00
WEA Trust PPO-East Single-$85.00
Standard Plan Single- $230.00
  • Please refer to the following links for Graduate Assistant/Short-term Academic Staff and Less than Half Time employee premium rates.
  • Health Insurance premiums are increasing $4 for single and $10 for family coverage for 2013
  • Monthly premiums increases are occurring for Dental Wisconsin and EPIC Benefits+, rates can be found on the portal.

In addition to Health Insurance premiums changes, please note that the Wisconsin Retirement System employee and employer contributions effective January 1, 2013 are as follows:

2013 WRS Contributions-

Employee Category 2013 Employee Contribution 2013 Employer Contribution 2012 Employee Contribution 2012 Employer Contribution
General/Teacher 6.65% 6.65% 5.9% 5.9%
Executive 7.0% 7.0% 7.05% 7.05%
Sworn Police Officer 6.65% 9.75% 5.9% 9.0%
  • Additional information regarding WRS Contributions is available on the portal under the HR, Payroll & Benefits News, posted on Oct. 7th

If you have any questions regarding Open Enrollment, please stop by one of the Benefits Open Lab Sessions or contact:

Kimberly Danielson
Classified Benefits Specialist
Phone: 920-465-2816

Sue Miller
Unclassified Benefits Specialist
Phone: 920-465-2196

Benefits Open Lab Sessions

This year we will be offering Benefits Open Lab Sessions.  Stop by any of the following open lab sessions to ask benefits questions, learn more about 2013 benefits changes, and receive assistance with the E-Benefits enrollment program.

Open Lab Sessions:

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10th
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date: Friday, Oct. 12th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 16th
Time: 2:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1129A

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 18th
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Monday, Oct. 22nd
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Lab Sciences 102

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 30th
Time:  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Welome John Arendt

John ArendtJohn started on September 1, 2012 as the Associate Director of the Environmental Management and Business Institution (EMBI).  Prior to starting at UWGB he was employed at Home Interiors, Inc. for 18 years.  He is a supporter of Phoenix Women’s Basketball and is a UWGB Theatre “First Nighter.”  John is married, has three sons, and lives in Green Bay.

Welome Toby Froelich

Toby FroelichToby started as a Groundskeeper on September 17, 2012.  Prior to starting at UWGB he was employed at Green Bay Nursery for three years.  He is involved with his community 4-H and the Baylake ATV Club.  Toby and his wife Jodi have three children and live in Luxemberg, WI.

Welome Nathan Kraftcheck

Nathan recently started as an Instructional Technologist.  Nathan has an Associate’s degree from Lakeshore Technical College and a Bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison.  He is from Two Rivers and has a wife and two children.

Statewide Employees Combined Campaign (SECC)

The Statewide Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) annual workplace campaign begins this Wednesday October 10th!  You can make a pledge anytime between then and November 30, 2012.

The campaign is online, making it easier for you to give and make a difference in your COMMUNITY and the WORLD.

To make your pledge, go to

The SECC Statewide is Wisconsin’s largest voluntary fundraising campaign.  Thanks to your help, the campaign raised money for more than 400 participating charities.

The CHOICE is yours…

As the only annual, cooperative, on-the-job campaign authorized to run at your workplace, SECC offers you many choices.

You decide:

  • How you want to give – choose payroll contribution, cash or check.
  • Where your dollars go – when you designate your gift to specific charities, only the charities you choose will receive money from you. Pick from more than 400 state, national and international charities.

To make your pledge:

  • Go to
  • Click on the link for University employees
  • All University employees are pre-populated.  To login click on “Login Now” in the upper right hand corner OR click on “Log In” in the middle of the screen.
  1. Log in using the following information:
  2. Username:  Your first and last name as it is displayed on your earning statement (use all caps with no spaces between words). Example: JOHNDOE
  3. Password:  Last 4 digits of your social security number.
  4. Find out more information about the charities and decide who you would like to give to.
  5. Follow the instructions on the website to complete your pledge.

For additional information, if you have any questions or if you would prefer paper materials please ask your coordinator or call 608.256.1066 extension 12.

Your GIFT makes a difference! PLEASE GIVE!

Annual Benefit Enrollment Period

The Time Is Now. Enroll, Make Changes…

The Annual Benefit Enrollment Period for 2013 is Coming!

Don’t miss your once a year opportunity to enroll or make changes to your benefits!

The Annual Benefit Enrollment Period begins on October 8, 2012 and ends on November 2, 2012 for all participating plans.

Detailed benefit information about the Annual Benefit Enrollment period will be provided on as it becomes available.  You should also watch your email for details.  You will receive benefits-related emails from and from “UW HR Administration.”

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at or (920) 465-2390.

Compensation and Workload Study Informational Sessions

James C. Fox, Ph. D., Managing Director of Fox Lawson & Associates from St. Paul, Minnesota, was selected and began the process of working with us by conducting open forum sessions on Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25 where he provided an overview of the compensation, benefit and workload study.  Below are links to the presentations.

Power Point Presentation

Video Presentation

If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at or (920) 465-2390.