University of Wisconsin–Madison

FAQs on self-insurance proposal offered

In an effort to provide up to date information regarding the state employee self-insurance program proposed by Governor Scott Walker in his 2017-19 budget plan, UW–Madison Office of Human Resources (OHR) will be posting questions they receive and adding answers as information becomes available. Visit the page here.

In future months, OHR will be holding educational sessions to provide information about our 2018 benefits programs.

The University of Wisconsin’s benefit plans are administered by Employee Trust Funds (ETF) and governed by the State of Wisconsin. The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee has oversight over any self-insurance contract for state workers as required by Wisconsin State Statute 40.03(6)(L). The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has stated that the committee needs to approve self-insurance contracts by May 1, 2017 in order to implement the change by January, 2018 as planned.