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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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COVID-19 Vaccines - Now Available at the Workplace Clinic!

The City of Milwaukee’s Workplace Clinic is now able to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Use the Froedtert & MCW app or call 414-777-3413 to schedule an appointment. New patients please call the clinic.

The vaccine is available to:

Employees and spouses regardless of enrollment in the City’s health insurance

Dependents 12 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine at the Workplace Clinic if they are on the City’s health plan

Reminder: You can receive your influenza and COVID-19 vaccines together.

Employees and spouses earn Healthy Rewards points for receiving the COVID-19 and flu vaccines upon loading formal proof (ex. visit summary, MyChart, Wisconsin Immunization Registry) to the wellness portal (5 points per vaccine)

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.

Pension Updates Starting 1/1/2024

Employees who work for the City may be eligible for a pension benefit.  The applicable rules and the benefits administrator depend on the hire date.  Employees who were hired prior to 1/1/2024 and are pension eligible will continue to have their pension benefit administered by the Employes' Retirement System (ERS).  Employees hired on 1/1/2024 or later that meet pension eligiblity criteria will be enrolled in the State of Wisconsin's Retirement System (WRS) and Employee Trust Fund (ETF).  Additional information is available here.

New Employee Orientation Benefits Webinar

On the first Thursday of each month, the Department of Employee Relations (DER) and City benefit partners hold a webinar for newly hired general City and civilian police/fire employees to learn more about City of Milwaukee benefits and important deadlines for enrolling. Attendees will hear from each benefits partner, learn where to go for additional benefits resources and information and have an opportunity to ask questions. A high level overview of City policies will also be covered.

Date: Thursday, May 2nd

Time: 8:00am – 10:00am

Location: Microsoft Teams Webinar, register here

Listen to a recording of the prior session here.

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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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