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2018 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 NEW Benefits Guide to learn more about 2018 benefit options including important changes that have occurred with the City’s Dental Plans and Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Account Administrator. The City is committed to providing programs that support employee total health and wellbeing.

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Workplace Clinic/FastCare Clinics

Starting July 1, 2018 employees, spouses and dependents (ages 6 and older) with the City’s UHC health insurance will be able to use 5 Froedtert FastCare Clinic locations around the Milwaukee area to receive FREE care. Please see the flyer for more information and FAQs.

City Benefits for Domestic Partners Update

2017 Wisconsin Act 59, which was signed into law as part of the 2017-2019 state biennial budget, created a new section (66.0510) that changes the City’s ability to provide certain benefits to domestic partners. The legislation states that a local governmental unit many only provide an employee benefit plan to its officers, agents, employees, spouses and dependent children. Please see the attached letter for details on how this legislation will impact City of Milwaukee benefits for domestic partners and their dependents.


City of Milwaukee Onsite Nurse Liaison

An onsite nurse liaison through UHC is available to help employees/spouses understand information and follow-up steps from doctor appointments, provide support with chronic medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension and asthma, find the right type of care and address questions or issues regarding care or treatment. This service is FREE for City of Milwaukee employees and spouses.

Open Enrollment

The City's open enrollment period begins October 29 and ends November 16, 2018. Employees have the opportunity during open enrollment to newly enroll or make adjustments to existing benefits. The City is holding five open enrollment fairs for City employees and retirees. See the flyer for the dates and locations.

DPW Peer Support Team

The DPW Peer Support Team is a confidential resource for DPW employees experiencing a crisis or stressor. Team members are DPW employee volunteers, certified Mental Health First Aiders©, healthy well being advocates that connect employees to available help when needed. Click on the DPW Peer Support Team below.

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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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