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As we prepare for the new benefits year, a few reminders regarding your health plan ID cards:

  • New medical plan ID cards will be re-issued for all members electing medical plan benefits for 2021. You can expect to receive them near the start of the new year.  
  • New dental cards will only be issued if you newly joined the dental plan for 2021, or added/dropped coverage for family members.
  • VSP does not issue ID cards and instead uses your 9-digit MU ID to identify the benefits available to you.
  • New Discovery Benefits debit cards (with new WEX/MU brand) will only be issued for those newly electing FSA/HSA, or for expiring, reported lost or additional card requests.
  • You can view your current and future benefit information on the web at  Marquette Benefits Enrollment.

If you have any questions about ID cards or plan benefits, please contact the providers directly.  


UMR (medical):

umr.com / 800-207-3172


Navitus (retail pharmacy):

navitus.com / 866-333-2757


Postal Prescription Services (mail order pharmacy):

ppsrx.com / 800-552-6694


Lumicera (specialty medications):



Delta Dental (dental):

deltadentalwi.com / 800-236-3713


VSP (vision):

vsp.com / 800-877-7195


Discovery Benefits (FSA/HSA):

www.discoverybenefits.com / 866-451-3399






2021 open enrollment guide



Form 1095-C is a tax form reporting information about an employee's health coverage offered by Marquette University. The taxpayer does not fill out the form and does not need to file it with a tax return. It should be kept with the taxpayer's records. For additional questions on this form, consult your Tax Advisor.

The 1095-C form is being sent out to the address you have listed in MyJob.  If you need a copy of the 1095-C form, you can access it by logging into the enrollment portal and follow the instructions on this link.

Benefits For Those Considering Marquette University

Marquette University has consistently ranked one of the Best Places to Work by MRA and Milwaukee Magazine. As you can see, we offer a generous benefit package to our employees. Feel free to contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

Medical, dental and vision benefits take effect first of the month following your date of hire. You must complete your enrollment within 30 calendar days of your date of hire.

  • Full-time regular employees are offered medical, dental, vision, life and optional life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and flexible spending or health savings accounts. TIAA 403(b) Marquette Match offered after two years of employment whereby the employee contributes 5% of gross salary and Marquette will contribute 8% of gross salary. (Subject to IRS maximums.) Voluntary participation in the supplemental retirement account is available the first of the month following the date of hire. Access to voluntary benefits and employee discount programs.
  • Full-time limited term employees with a one year contract (academic or calendar) are offered medical, dental, vision, life and optional life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and flexible spending or health savings accounts. TIAA 403(b) Marquette Match offered after two years of employment whereby the employee contributes 5% of gross salary and Marquette will contribute 8% of gross salary. (Subject to IRS maximums.) Voluntary participation in the supplemental retirement account is available the first of the month following the date of hire. Access to voluntary benefits and employee discount programs.
  • Part-time regular employees are offered medical, dental, vision, life and optional life insurance, and flexible spending or health savings accounts. There are no premium contributions from Marquette University. Employees who participate in any of these benefits are responsible for the full premium. TIAA 403(b) Marquette Match offered after two years of employment whereby the employee contributes 5% of gross salary and Marquette will contribute 8% of gross salary. (Subject to IRS maximums.) Voluntary participation in the supplemental retirement account is available the first of the month following the date of hire. Access to voluntary benefits and employee discount programs.
  • Part-time temporary employees will have access to a limited number of voluntary benefits and employee discount programs.

Life Events Which Affect Your Benefits / Annual Benefit Enrollment Period

Changes in health care coverage can only be made within 30 calendar days of a Qualifying Life Event or during the university’s Annual Enrollment period, usually held in the fall, with changes effective January 1st of the next year. Changes between medical plans can only be done at annual enrollment.

Examples of Qualifying Life Events which may affect your benefits include the following: marriage, divorce, birth/adoption of a child, change in spouse’s employment, change in full-time student status of a child, death of child/spouse.

It is the employee’s responsibility to notify the HR Benefits Department within 30 calendar days of any potential qualifying life event in order to process the coverage options for you and/or your eligible dependents. If you have questions regarding benefit enrollment and eligibility please contact the Department of Human Resources at extension 8-7305.

We also invite you to contact a member of the benefits team directly.


Benefits Current Employees Have Access To

Primary Benefits-click on blue areas below to link to additional information

Medical &

Prescription Drug (Rx)


Contact UMR at 1-800-826-9781 to find in-network doctors, order new insurance cards, claim inquiries, and covered benefits. Available M-F during business hours.

Contact UMR Plan Advisor at 1-800-207-3172

Contact UMR at 1-800-808-4424 to pre-notify or pre-authorize a procedure. Available M-F during business hours.

RX- Contact Navitus at 1-866-333-2757


Contact Delta Dental at 1-800-236-3713.


Contact VSP at 1-800-877-7195.

Basic & Optional Life

Contact Human Resources for information about your coverage level and eligibility to increase coverage.

Short-term Disability

Reference the University Policy on this benefit.

Long-term Disability

Contact Human Resources for information about your eligibility and current benefit level.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Health Savings Account (HSA)

Contact Discovery Benefits at 1-866-451-3399.

Voluntary Benefits-click on blue areas below to link to additional information

Marquette Retirement Plan

Learn more about your Marquette University Retirement Plan and the two investment options we offer eligible employees.

Contact TIAA at 1-800-842-2252.

Leaves of Absences

Do you need time away from work? Review our leave of absence policies to find an option for your situation.

Contact Leave Solutions at 262-345-2094 or chesney@leavesolutions.com

MetLaw/Hyatt Legal

MetLaw/Hyatt Legal is a voluntary group legal plan that provides employees with convenient, professional legal counsel.

Contact Hyatt Legal at 1-800-821-6400

Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity

Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity are voluntary benefits that work to complement your medical coverage.

Contact MetLife at 1-800-438-6388

Tuition Remission

All tuition remission and FACHEX questions should be directed to Lynn Mellantine, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Total Rewards.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Contact Aurora EAP online or at 1-800-236-3231. You can connect with a professional EAP counselor to schedule a consultation who can link you with specialized services for stress (work, relationships, financial), alcohol or drug abuse (yours or a family member’s), and/or balancing work and family.

Additional benefits available through MetLife

Receive special discounts that could save you money and convenient payment options including payroll deduction.

Auto & Home Insurance Flyer PDF Icon
Auto & Home Insurance FAQ'sPDF Icon

Contact MetLife at 1-800-438-6388 for a quote.

To complement your MetLife Insurance coverage, you now have access to Travel Assistance through a marketing arrangement with MetLife.

Travel Assistance BrochurePDF Icon
Travel Assistance FlyerPDF Icon
Travel Assistance FAQ'sPDF Icon

Contact MetLife at 1-800-454-3679

Employee Discounts

Did you know Marquette University employees can get discounts at local hotels, attractions and even cellular companies. Click on the link to the left to see where you can save money. (Please Note: You must be on campus to access the Department of Purchasing's Website.)



COBRA is a continuation of the existing health insurance coverage and is administered by a third-party, Discovery Benefits.  Employees may elect one or all plans as they are stand-alone.

  • Begins immediately after coverage is lost (e.g. last day of coverage is May 31st; COBRA begins June 1st)
  • Premiums include the total MU and employee portion, and a 2% administrative fee. See rate sheet below
  • Coverage must be elected within 60 days of the loss of coverage
  • Coverage may continue for up to 18 months
  • 2021 COBRA Rate Sheet

Questions regarding COBRA enrollment should be made to Discovery Benefits: 1-866-451-3399 or the Discovery Benefits website: www.discoverybenefits.com.



Retirement is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. The benefits team is proud to offer several educational opportunities and resources for you to explore in order to make educated decisions for your retirement plan.

There are opportunities to remain connected to the Marquette Community after retirement. One way is to join the Marquette University Retiree Association (MURA). MURA was created to provide opportunities for intellectual stimulation and social interactions among its retirees and to help its retirees find ways to be of service to the university and community. The link to the Web site is: https://www.marquette.edu/mura/ where you can find additional information, including membership, calendar of upcoming activities.

Social Security and Medicare

Contact a Social Security Administration office three months prior to your 65th birthday. The nearest office to Marquette University is the blue federal building located on 4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Appointments are recommended.

Internal Marquette University Process to Retire

Give your department at least a two week notice. We recommend giving a two to three month notice to ensure all of your questions are answered and all of your benefit-related paperwork is processed prior to your actual effective date of retirement.

Your supervisor or business manager will complete a "termination form"

A member of the benefits team will receive your "termination form" and will contact you directly regarding retiree status eligibility and any applicable paperwork you may need.

Still have questions about the procedure?  Click here to view a schematic diagram of the process.

Timeline and Resources to Remember

Vendor Contact Information Notification Time line
Medicare and Social Security


3 - 4 months prior to retirement or turning age 65



2 – 3 months prior to retirement or withdrawing funds

Marquette University:


Department of Human Resources, Employee Benefits

2 – 3 months prior to your last day of work

Benefits that Cease on your Last Day

of Employment
  • Basic Life
  • Optional Life
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending*
    *FSA health care expenses must be incurred on or before the last day of employment; employees have a 90 day run-out period to submit for reimbursement

Benefits that Cease

at the End of the Month

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance




Marquette Retiree Library Benefits link
Marquette Employee Wellness Link
*Italicized benefits are COBRA eligible.  Employees may elect a continuation of current coverage under COBRA for up to 18 months. See the 2021 COBRA Rate Sheet for pricing.

TIAA 403(b) Retirement Accounts

You have the option of either leaving your funds in your 403(b) account upon your retirement until you wish to draw from your balance, rollover your funds into another account, or choose from one of several distribution options. Call TIAA at 1-800-842-2776 for more information. Link to the TIAA area on the benefits website.

If you are a faculty member and are considering the contract buyout implications and your TIAA 403(b) contract, you should make an appointment our TIAA individual consultant by calling 1-800-842-2005 ex. 255674.

Employee Wellness at Marquette University


Marquette University's wellness mission is to develop a well workplace in accordance with national guidelines and regulations.

Human Resources' goal is to provide a solid Health and Wellness program with resources to guide you in maintaining your good health.

In dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever to know where to turn when you need care. Review Coping with COVID-19 for a list of tips and resources.


Earn points between January 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021 to qualify for wellness rewards to be applied in January 2022. Earn entries into quarterly drawings for Pulse Cash to use in the Virgin Pulse Store, purchase a gift card or donate to charity. Employees and spouses enrolled in a Marquette-sponsored medical plan can also earn up to $125 each for an FSA contribution or up to $250 each for an HSA contribution, depending on which medical plan you select in 2022.

For more information on the Virgin Pulse Wellness portal, contact Virgin Pulse Customer Support at 1-888-671-9395 or support@virginpulse.com.

Marquette University Wellness Program Alternative Standard Waiver

Rewards for participating in Marquette University’s wellness program are available to all employees. If you think you might be unable to meet a standard for earning points under this wellness program, you may qualify for an opportunity to earn the same reward by different means, or to have the requirement waived with a provider’s signature.


Marquette University’s health, dental, and vision plans offer preventive care at 100% when in-network providers are visited. 


  • Routine physical exams waive any applicable co-pays and deductible. 
  • Immunizations
  • Routine Diagnostic Tests, Lab & X-rays
  • Routine Mammograms (From age 40)
  • Pap Test and Pelvic Exams
  • PSA Test and Prostate Exams
  • Routine Colonoscopy (From age 50)
  • For a complete list of preventive care benefits, please review the Summary Plan DocumentPDF Icon

Dental: Two free cleaning per year, per covered member (deductible waived).

Vision: One free well-vision exam per year, per covered member (co-pay waived).


Marquette University provides benefits for a smoking cessation program. Marquette University will pay 100% of the cost, up to 180 days per calendar year (two quit attempts per person per year), for any smoking cessation product, including prescription products and over-the-counter (OTC) products. Please note that a prescription from your physician is needed for OTC smoking cessation products to be covered under the smoking cessation program.

Additional Information Regarding Your Marquette Benefits

Several legislative acts, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, require plan administrators, including Marquette University, to give all employees the most important facts they need to know about their health and welfare benefit plans including plan rules, financial information, and documents on the operation and management of the plan, in writing. Written notice is also required regarding the other health and welfare benefit plans that may be available to them.

The university has made this required information available below.

2021 Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC):


For additional information or to request a paper copy of these notices, contact Human Resources at 8-7305.



2021 open enrollment guide

Are you confused about how you are accruing and can use sick, vacation and short-term disability benefits, if applicable? Click on one of the links below for more information.

Additional Benefit Information and Links:


Workers Compensation questions click here to view the Risk Management Website and Frequently Asked Questions guide.


Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth
Employee Development Site


Per the University announcement on June 22, 2020, the employer matching contribution to Marquette's 403(b) retirement plan will be suspended for the fiscal year 2021.  HR has compiled some frequently asked questions regarding the change


You can sign up for a confidential individual virtual counseling session with a TIAA financial consultant (schedule below).


Register by visiting
www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or call 1- 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m CST.

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. February Schedule / March Schedule


Current available dates are as follows:


  • February 4, 2021 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • February 9, 2021 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • February 10, 2021 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • March 4, 2021 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • March 5, 2021 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • March 23, 2021 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • March 24, 2021 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

You may access virtual counseling through any device and get guidance about saving more, managing debt or planning for your future. It’s highly secure and private.




Contact Human Resources

Straz Tower

Department of Human Resources
915 W. Wisconsin Ave.
David A. Straz, Jr. Tower, Room 185
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
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Phone: (414) 288-7305
Fax: (414) 288-7425

Email Human Resources