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University of Wisconsin-Madison Benefits

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  • Nov 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    Health Insurance, Pension, 21 paid vacation days, 9 personal holiday days, and massive amounts of sick leave

  • Nov 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Teaching Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin

    Health insurance for teaching assistants is excellent and affordable. Don't expect to start a retirement fund, as the pay is veryy low.

  • Nov 13, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Study Coordinator in Madison, Wisconsin

    UW - Madison has a competitive vacation time and sick leave accruall

  • Oct 22, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    Amazing time off. No way you can use them all up in a year.

  • Oct 25, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Instructor in Madison, Wisconsin

    Health insurance benefits are excellent, although the State legislature has reduced the State's financial contribution to some extent. Legislative changes have also removed domestic partner benefit coverage from the UW System and other State employers as of 1/1/2018, a change which (in my opinion) will reduce the quality of the UW System over all.

  • Oct 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    There is nothing much greater about the benefits package. Just the basic compensation for a student part-time job ($10 per hour, 12 hours per week).

  • Oct 11, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current RN in Madison, Wisconsin

    Tuition reimbursement is inadequate for a teaching hospital

  • Sep 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    It has additional eye/dental benefits besides the general benefits, which is about $20/per month. It will cover more situaions.

  • Sep 25, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin

    The insurance is good. It covers most of the necessary parts. Do not have others. The salary is not high, either.

  • Sep 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin

    Graduate assistants (and research interns) get good health insurance at low rate ($45.50/month) for 2017. Includes basic dental, for more extensive dental/vision have to purchase separate plan (not sure the rate, but fairly cheap).

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (148)
  • CheckmarkDental Insurance (55)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • CheckmarkVision Insurance (26)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • CheckmarkPension Plan (10)
  • 401K Plan
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (30)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

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