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New/Newly-Eligible Employees: Enrolling in Benefits – Start Here!

Last updated Monday, April 8, 2024

If you are:

  • A new UW employee (hired within the last 31 days) in a PEBB benefits-eligible position
  • A current UW employee who, within the last 31 days, moved from a position that wasn’t PEBB benefits-eligible to one that is
  • A current UW temporary employee or part-time Faculty who has gained eligibility due to working the required number of hours

…Then, welcome! You’ve come to the right place to learn about choosing and enrolling in your benefits.

If you’re a current UW employee who has been in a benefits-eligible position for more than 31 days, visit the Changing Your Benefits page instead for information on changing/updating your benefits elections.

We strongly recommend reviewing these pages in their entirety to explore your options so you can decide which plans are best for you and your family. There are many choices to make – we’ll walk you through the process in four parts, the first of which is linked from the button below.

Let’s Get Started!
Proceed to Part 1 to learn about the health insurance choices available to you.

Part 1 – Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Life, and Disability)

Frequently Asked Questions
Our FAQs for New/Newly-Eligible Employees page compiles questions that UWHR Benefits routinely receives from employees who are newly-eligible to enroll in benefits. If your question isn't addressed on the FAQs page, please don't hesitate to contact Benefits for assistance.