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Comprehensive Benefits for Blugolds

Together with the UW System, UW-Eau Claire offers a comprehensive, competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our faculty and staff.

Have additional questions? Email to be connected with a benefits specialist.

UW System Benefits

  • Insurance The UW System offers low cost health, dental, vision & life insurance to eligible employees
  • Leave We recognize that it is important for employees to have time away from work and offer generous leave benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Professional help for you and members of your family
  • Spending & Savings Accounts

    UW System employees have the benefit of contributing to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and/or a Health Savings Account (HSA).

    With a FSA, plan to spend the money set aside. With an HSA, you may spend or save the money. Another key difference is the FSA contains a “use it or lose it” rule, which does not apply to the HSA. Review the Comparison – HSA vs FSA (available in the Forms & Resources section below) for other key differences.

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    Family & Medical Leave (FMLA)

    The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) provide you with the right to take job-protected leave with continued medical benefits when you need time off from work to care for yourself or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military.

    You may be eligible for more generous leave provisions. Leave taken for FMLA-eligible reasons must run concurrently under FMLA, WFMLA, and other leave provisions available. The leave available under the various provisions is exhausted simultaneously.

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    Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

    The University of Wisconsin System is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) programs.

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    Personal Cellular Discounts

    State of Wisconsin employees may be eligible to receive discounts on their personal cellular plans. Below is a list of approved cellular provider discounts offered through the State of Wisconsin.

    The links below are to the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) and the information on their site comes directly from the cellular providers. For more information on these discount programs, please contact DOA.


    AT&T | Employee Discounts Program - AT&T Mobility

    U.S. Cellular | Employee Discounts Program - US Cellular

    T-Mobile | Employee Discounts Program - T-Mobile

    Verizon* | Employee Discounts Program - Verizon

    The link provided on this page will not work for UW employees since there is no way to distinguish a student email from an employee's email.

    • Visit a corporate retail store location (employee discounts and pricing are not available for purchase made through agents - a.k.a. mall kiosks or resellers), or
    • Employment Validation Processing Center ( or 800.890.8007)

    You will be asked to provide your work email address or a legible copy of a recent paystub. The paystub should not be more than 60 days old.

    Workers Compensation

    Worker’s Compensation is a benefit program that pays for medical treatment and wages lost due to eligible work-related injuries or illnesses.

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    Retirement Plans

    Several generous programs are available through your UW System employment to help you meet your financial needs in retirement.

    Learn about retirement plans

    UW-Eau Claire Benefits

  • Professional Development Explore the full catalog of free and low-cost professional development opportunities
  • Employee Wellbeing We strive to improve the health and well-being of our campus community
  • Tuition Reimbursement Eligible employees can take free classes at UW-Eau Claire
  • Child Care

    UW-Eau Claire's Children's Nature Academy supports the healthy development of children physically, emotionally and cognitively by nurturing children's sense of wonder, and is a five star NECPA-accredited program.

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    Faculty and staff have access to all of UWEC's outstanding Recreation programs and facilities with their Blugold Card. This includes group exercise, Fit4Life, bouldering & climbing walls, pool, two fitness centers and so much more.

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    Blugold Athletics

    Faculty, staff and up to one (1) guest can attend Blugold athletic games and matches for FREE! Simply present your Blugold ID to the ticket taker at the event.

    Go Blugolds!

    McIntyre & Barron County Libraries

    Faculty and staff have access to the full resources at UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library and UWEC-Barron County Library, including outstanding experts, special collections, UW System Interlibrary Loan, Maker Spaces, events and more.

    Visit McIntyre Library

    Visit the UWEC-Barron County Library

    Flexible Work Arrangements

    UW-Eau Claire is committed to making employee well-being a University-wide priority, and we want to ensure our campuses provide a supportive and healthy workplace. We also want supervisors and managers to lead with a growth mindset.

    Practice Directive UWEC 228, Workplace Well-being and Remote Working for Academic & University Staff supports UW-Eau Claire’s commitment to achieving a national reputation for academic distinction, including through distinction in health and well-being.

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