The University of Wisconsin System offers group health, dental, vision and long-term care insurance options to help fit the individual needs of its employees and the employee’s family. You decide which plans are best for you and your family.
State Group Health Insurance
The UW provides comprehensive health and basic dental insurance throughout Wisconsin to employees and their families. Health plans offered include Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs). If you need coverage outside of Wisconsin, there is one plan that has a network of preferred providers available across Wisconsin and the nation.
Information on State Group Health Insurance
Dental Wisconsin Insurance is a stand-alone dental insurance plan that offers comprehensive dental coverage. There are two benefit plans from which to choose: the PPO and the Select Plan (you may enroll in either the PPO or the Select Plan – not both).
Information on Dental Wisconsin
EPIC Benefits+ Insurance offers supplemental dental and vision coverage, as well as a hospital/surgery benefit and an accidental death and dismemberment benefit.
Information on EPIC Benefits+
VSP Vision Insurance
VSP Vision Insurance provides coverage for annual eye exams, frames, lenses and contact lenses. VSP also provides discounted refractive eye surgery at select locations.
Information on VSP Vision Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance covers services that are typically not covered by health insurance, such as assistance with activities of daily living (e.g. walking, eating, bathing). This plan provides financial protection from the rising costs of long-term care. Coverage for care in non-institutional settings, such as assisted living, adult day care, and in-home care, is also available.
Federal Health Insurance Marketplace
The Federal Health Insurance Marketplace, or Exchange, is an option for people to obtain health insurance. If you have State Group Health Insurance coverage through your UW employment, you do not need to enroll through the Marketplace or take any action, unless you choose to do so. You may want to review the plans available through the Marketplace to see if they may better suit your needs. Additional information regarding the Marketplace can be found in the Notice of Health Insurance Marketplace.
Marketplace Health Insurance: Healthcare.gov