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Open Enrollment 2018 Runs November 1-30

If you plan to make benefits changes, you must submit them in Workday. Visit our Open Enrollment for 2018 page for step-by-step guidance.


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Integrated Service Center


Other Coverage

Information on Life Insurance 

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Information on Resident and Fellows Long-Term Disability Insurance 

Information on Medical Students Long-Term Disability Insurance

Information on Physician Assistants Students Long-Term Disability Insurance

Information on Discounts on Auto, Home, and Renters Insurance

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Retirement Plans

Information on Retirement Plans

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Health Plans

Information on Medical Insurance Plans

Information on Dental Plans

Information on Medical and Health Savings Account (HSA)

Information on Spending Accounts (Medical FSA, Dependent Care)

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Plan Choices

Your benefit plan choices are determined by your job classification. Your offer letter should indicate your job classification. If you’re not sure, speak to your manager or contact the ISC.

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Before You Start

Please watch for an email containing information about your benefit package. You must enroll by your deadline or you will be defaulted into certain elections. Contact the ISC with any questions.

Your benefits are managed both by the UW and by Washington state agencies. The UW administers all the health plans, and some retirement plans, e.g., UW Retirement Plan (UWRP) and the UW Voluntary Investment Program (VIP).

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Life Events – Overview

Changes Due to a Life Event

Certain life events allow you to change your medical and/or dental coverage. The ISC must receive your benefit elections within 60 days from the date of the event (your “special open enrollment” window), and any enrollment changes must correspond with your life event.

Information on Life Events and submitting benefits elections 

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Optional Retirement Plans

Save beyond your primary UW retirement plan or defer compensation for retirement.

UW Voluntary Investment Program (VIP): Enroll or change your contribution elections by logging in via Fidelity Investments, or speak with a Fidelity Representative at 1-800-343-0860. For more information, see the UW Benefits website.

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Waive Health Insurance Coverage

You can waive your Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) medical coverage if you’re enrolled in other comprehensive group medical coverage.

If you waive coverage for yourself, you cannot enroll your spouse, children, or other dependents in PEBB medical coverage.

You can’t waive dental coverage, which you keep even if you waive medical coverage.

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Residents, Fellows, Medical Students, Physician Assistants Students Long-Term Disability Insurance

Information on the Residents and Fellow plan and enrollment

Information on the Medical Students plan and enrollment

Information on the Physician Assistants Students plan and enrollment

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Former Employees

Leave Pay-Out for Separated Employees

The final payout for accumulated annual leave is paid on the regularly scheduled payroll paydays once your Time Off has been reviewed and processed by the Payroll Office.

Campus employees should contact the ISC for questions.

Medical Centers employees should call 206-744-9280 or email UW Medical Centers Payroll.

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