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2018 LIFE INSURANCE -- Voluntary and Family

The Employes' Retirement System (ERS) is responsible for administering group life insurance (through MetLife) for the employees of the City of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Center District, and the Milwaukee Housing and Redevelopment Authorities. Please visit the ERS website for the most current information on the City's Life Insurance coverage:  http://www.cmers.com/CMERS/Benefits/Life-Insurance.htm


HACM and Wisconsin Center District Employees:

HACM and WCD employees must complete a paper application to enroll:


Basic Group Life Insurance: 

  • General City employees working more than 20 hours per week are automatically provided $50,000 in City paid life insurance.
  • Active Sworn Police members and Sworn Fire employees working more than 20 hours per week are automatically provided $55,000 in City paid life insurance.

Voluntary Group Life Insurance: 

Additional coverage an employee may choose that is entirely paid for by the employee at age banded rates.

Family Life Insurance:

Additional coverage employees may choose that covers the employee's family (spouse or domestic partner and dependent children).



Enrollment Status/Self Service

City of Milwaukee employees can add or change beneficiaries or enroll during open enrollment through self service at www.milwaukee.gov/selfservice. All employees must have their Employee ID number (6-digits) and a password to access self service.  To request or reset a password go to www.milwaukee.gov/rits or call the Help Desk at 286-2777 during normal business hours.


page revised 10.16.17

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ACTIVE Employees
Employee Benefits Division
Department of Employee Relations
200 E. Wells Street, Room 706
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3515


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RETIRED Employees
Employes' Retirement System (ERS)
789 N. Water Street, Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3584


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(414) 286-CITY (2489)


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