University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

step 2Benefits Overview for Graduate Assistants and Short-Term Academic Staff*

Most benefits have a 30 day enrollment period. More information is provided at the link of  each category below.

State Group Health Insurances

Provides medical, some dental, and pharmaceutical coverage for single employees and/or their families at the following monthly rate (with the exception of the Standard Plan):

  • $44.00 Single
  • $109.50 Family (2 or more individuals)

Supplemental Dental & Vision Insurances

Optional insurances provide additional coverage above what is covered by the State Group Health plan for dental and/or vision services. Should be selected for dental coverage when the Standard Plan is elected for health.


Life Insurances

Provides coverage based on your individual needs. The four types available for your employment type:

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Individual & Family Term Life
  • UW Employees Inc.
  • University Insurance Association (UIA)

Savings & Spending Accounts

Provides retirement investment information to include additional options and information about Employee Reimbursement Accounts for current expenditures.


Disability Insurances

Long-term disability only.

Next Step: Enroll in benefits program