UW System offers comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage to
eligible employees and their family members through the State Group Health Insurance program
. This program is administered by the Department
of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) and offers different plan designs. The
plan designs differ in monthly premiums, cost-sharing and whether there
is out-of-network coverage. All plan designs include pharmacy benefits
(no additional cost) and may be elected with or without Uniform Dental
(minimal additional cost). Choose the
health insurance plan option that will best meet the needs of you and your family.
Supplemental Dental Plans
options provide coverage for major services, such
as crowns and implants. The primary differences between the plans are
the provider networks, premium cost, annual maximums and whether
orthodontia is covered (Select Plus Plan only). You may enroll in one
supplemental dental plan (Select or Select Plus).
Vision Insurance is a supplemental vision insurance plan which provides an annual eye exam (which are also covered under some State Group Health plans) and helps offset the cost of frames, lenses, and contact lenses.
Long-Term Care Insurance
covers services that are typically not covered by health insurance but are vital for the patient, such as assistance with activities of daily living (e.g. walking, eating, bathing). This plan provides financial protection from the rising costs of long-term care. Coverage for care in non-institutional settings, such as assisted living, adult day care, and in-home care, is also available.Federal Health Insurance Marketplace
(or Exchange) is a an option for people to obtain health insurance. If you have State Group Health Insurance coverage through your UW employment, you do not need to enroll in the Marketplace or take any action, unless you choose to do so. You may want to review the plans available through the Marketplace to see if they may better suit your needs. Take a few moments to review your
Portage County offers a number of medical center options:
Portage County Medical Centers
. *We do not promote a particular medical facility and this is not an exhaustive list of all medical providers in the area.