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Benefits

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package centered on meeting the needs of employees and their families. The City’s benefits are designed to give employees choices along with tools and resources to help select the right benefits and use those benefits effectively throughout the year. Use this website and the Benefits Guide to learn more about benefit options. The City is committed to providing programs that support employee total health and wellbeing.

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Workplace Clinic Highlight - Blood Sugar Management

Managing your blood sugar will help you avoid or delay serious health consequences.  The providers at the Workplace Clinic are a trusted resource to help you take control of your blood sugar.

-Check and monitor your blood sugar

-Test your hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) levels

-Discuss your potential risk of developing diabetes due to family history and other lifestyle factors

-Help you develop a realistic plan to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through nutrition, physical activity and sleep

-Promote regular follow up visits to monitor your progress towards a healthier you

-Collaborate with your primary care provider if necessary

The clinic is free to City employees and spouses regardless of enrollment in the City's health plan.  Dependents (18 months and older) enrolled in the City's UHC health plan are also eligible to use the clinic at no cost.

To make an appointment, call the Workplace Clinic at 414-777-3413 or visit my.froedtert.com or use the Froedtert & MCW app to schedule an appointment online if you are an established patient. 

Schedule Time with a UHC or Optum Representative!

UHC and Optum representatives will be available to meet with City employees Tuesday, July 12. Employees can schedule a July 12 appointment for a virtual meeting or phone call to answer questions on claims, prescriptions, issues and general inquiries regarding benefits online with a UHC representative here, with an Optum representative here or call 920-661-5480 Friday, July 1 through Friday, July 8.


Over-the-Counter (OTC) At Home COVID-19 Test Kits

City of Milwaukee employees and family members are able to receive Over-the-Counter (OTC) FDA authorized at home COVID-19 Test Kits at little or no cost through the options below. Members should pay attention to the COVID-19 test expiration dates as they can vary and tests may only be good for a couple months.  Click here to learn more.


City of Milwaukee Voluntary Benefits

The City introduced new voluntary benefits including, Critical Illness, Accident and Short Term Disability insurance, starting January 1, 2022. Employees enrolled in these plans that have questions should call MetLife at 1-800-438-6388. Employees should provide their City of Milwaukee employee id (never SSN) when calling. Benefit pay outs for the new voluntary plans are based on the date of diagnosis/incident and must occur after the coverage start date.

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City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations

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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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