Working at UW Hospitals and Clinics - Insurance Choices

Contact Information

(608) 263-6500 (phone)

(608) 263-5778 (fax)


UW Health Recruitment Center, 301 S. Westfield Road, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53717

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

Choosing the right health coverage is an important decision for you and your family. UW Hospitals and Clinics is proud to offer employees a choice from a variety of health plans and providers. These health plans provide comprehensive coverage for preventative and routine care in addition to coverage for major illnesses.


Employees who work 23.2 or more hours per work are eligible for comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance for themselves, their families or domestic partners. The plan options include a traditional health plan and a high deductible health plan. Employees who work less than 23.2 hours per week may become eligible for the same plans after meeting certain eligibility rules, but may pay a higher premium.


Supplemental dental and vision insurances are also offered to UW Hospitals and Clinics employees.

Employee Reimbursement Accounts (Flexible Spending Accounts)
The Employee Reimbursement Accounts (ERA) Program allows employees to pay for eligible medical expenses and dependent care expenses from pre-tax rather than post-tax income.
Life Insurance
Protecting yourself and your family is important. In the event of a death, life insurance proceeds can help provide for you and your loved ones by replacing income and paying debts and expenses. As a UW Hospital and Clinics employee, you have the option to purchase from a variety of life insurance plans for yourself, your spouse, domestic partner and children.
Disability Insurance
Ensuring your financial stability in the event of an extended illness or injury is essential. UW Hospitals and Clinics employees receive income protection equal to 75 percent of their salaries in the event of an extended illness or injury. UW Hospitals and Clinics' contribution toward the premium is contingent upon an employee's accrual and use of sick leave.
Workers Compensation
UW Hospitals and Clinics employees can be assured they are covered by the State of Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Law. The law covers both mental and physical harm from either accidents or occupational diseases. UW Hospital and Clinics has an onsite Employee Health clinic to help employees by assessing and addressing their work related health needs.