Benefits

Watch this page! Information will be updated with the launch of Workday and the Integrated Service Center (ISC) on June 27, 2017.

As of June 19, 2017, the current UW payroll system (HEPPS; OPUS) and other legacy systems, including Employee Self Service (ESS) and OWLS, will no longer accept edits and will be converted to read-only in preparation for Workday go-live. Learn more about how you can get ready for Workday by visiting the HR/Payroll Modernization Program website.

Health insurance

Enroll in a health plan

While UW offers a range of health plan options, choosing what works best for you and your family can be complicated. But don't worry, you've got a lot of resources to help you choose. Start here, compare your options, and enroll.

Health and dental plans

See your medical and dental plan options.

Compare health plans

Compare medical plan costs, networks, and coverage.

Change your medical or dental plan

Change your existing plan either during open enrollment or when a life event occurs.

Add or remove a dependent from your insurance

Add or remove a child, spouse, or partner from your health insurance during open enrollment or due to a qualified life event.

Waive health insurance coverage

If you're enrolled in other comprehensive group health insurance, you can waive the coverage provided by UW.

Eligibility for insurance

Eligibility requirements for health insurance and other state-provided benefits.

Health insurance options for those ineligible for UW coverage

Find health insurance options that are available for people who are not eligible for one of the University's health insurance programs.

Premium surcharges

You must pay an extra fee if you or a dependent uses tobacco or if you add a dependent who has declined other health coverage.

Tax reporting and your benefits – FAQ

The Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employer‐sponsored medical and dental costs to be reported on employee tax forms. Find out how report these details.

COBRA: Continue your insurance

Pay to continue your health insurance when your employment ends or you lose benefits eligibility.

Graduate appointees: health insurance

Academic student employees (ASEs) receive health insurance through the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP).