Department of Employee Relations


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 - Chronic Condition Management

The City's Workplace Clinic can help you prevent or control chronic disease so you can enjoy the best of out life.  Services include:

Monitoring blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol

Developing a plan to make simple and realistic lifestyle changes

Providing resources to manage stress, boost your mood and health

Support to reduce alcohol use or quit smoking

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 or use the Froedtert & MCW app to schedule an appointment online if you are an established patient.

Schedule Time with a UHC Representative for Health Plan and Pharmacy Questions!

A UHC representative will be available to meet with City employees Tuesday, June 13. Employees can schedule a June 13 appointment for a virtual meeting or phone call to answer questions on claims, prescriptions, issues and general inquiries regarding benefits online here through Friday, June 9.

COVID-19 End of Public Health Emergency Update

The federal government confirmed May 11, 2023 as the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). As a result, there will be some changes to benefits put in place due to the PHE offered through the City's health plan starting May 12, 2023.

-COVID-19 over-the-counter (OTC) tests will no longer be covered starting May 12. Physician ordered COVID-19 laboratory tests will remain covered and subject to cost shares.

-CDC approved COVID-19 vaccines and boosters will remain a preventive benefit at no cost to the member as long as they are received from an in-network provider.

-FDA approved COVID-19 treatments, telehealth and virtual visits will remain covered and subject to cost shares.

These changes were made across UnitedHealthcare’s book of business and were an expanded benefit due to the PHE. See the attached flyer for additional information.

Employee Transportation and Parking Benefits

The City offers multiple transportation and parking benefits to help ease employee’s commute to work, including a NEW downtown priority parking option starting June 1st for employees who work onsite three days per week or more. Employees who qualify for the priority parking benefit should review the flyer here for further instructions

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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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