Annual Benefits Enrollment Period Ends October 23, 2020

The Annual Benefits Enrollment (ABE) period is September 28 – October 23, 2020. ABE is your annual opportunity to make changes to most of your benefits unless you have a qualifying life event. Changes made during ABE are effective January 1, 2021.


  • Review your current benefits and visit the ABE website for 2021 benefit changes.
  • Confirm that the doctors, clinics and hospitals you currently use will still be in-network in 2021 for the plan you select.  You may view a list of providers by using the Health Plan Search on ETF’s website.
  • The following benefit plans require that you enroll each year to participate.  If you would like to participate in one of these plans, you will need to enroll/re-enroll through online benefits enrollment:
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s)
    • Health Savings Account (HSA) is required each year you are enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan
    • State Group Health Opt-Out Incentive
  • You may decide to enroll in, change, increase, decrease or cancel coverage for the plans listed below.  For some plans you can add or remove dependents.
    • State Group Health Insurance
    • Uniform Dental
    • Preventative Dental Insurance
    • Supplemental Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • AD&D
    • Accident Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Health Savings Account

Use the My UW Portal to make your elections online:

  1. Log into the My UW Portal
  2. Go to the ‘Benefits Information’ module
  3. Click on the ‘Enroll now’ link

Don’t miss your chance to enroll in or make changes to your benefits for 2021! All benefit elections must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2020.

Have questions or need assistance?  Register here for a 15-minute appointment with a benefits specialist or contact HR at with any questions.