Benefit changes, contribution rates go into effect
Benefit changes made during the Annual Benefits Enrollment period and premiums for 2017 coverage were reflected on paychecks dated Dec. 22 for University Staff (paid bi-weekly) and Jan. 3 for Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointees (paid monthly). You can check your 2017 benefits summary online. Log in to the MyUW Portal and click on the “View Benefits Summary Detail” link in the Benefit Information module. On the Benefits Summary page, enter “01/01/2017” in the date field above the summary and click “Go” to see your 2017 elections. The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employee contribution rate for 2017 will increase from 6.6 percent to 6.8 percent for all employees.