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Announcements and Reminders


Participants are able to request a secondary card. Initially, participants are provided one card however they have the availability to request a secondary card in the name of one of their dependents.

This process just recently changed when we transitioned to the new benefit card. Requesting a second card simply requires the Secondary Benefits Card Authorization Form be completed and returned to participantservices@ebcflex.com or by logging into your employee portal at www.ebcflex.com. There is no fee for the secondary card.

If you have any questions in regards to either of these account, please contact EBC at 1-800-346-2126.



Marquette added the following enhancements to the retirement plans:

  • Option to go online to change the amount of retirement contributions. Paper forms are no longer necessary.
  • Current plan participants with fewer than than two years of service and newly enrolled employees will be set up with the plan’s new Auto Increase feature. Please note: Current participants already contributing 5 percent are not affected.
  • New Auto Enroll feature begins for newly eligible employees. This is an important and valuable benefit that can help boost retirement savings.

The enhancements are intended to give faculty and staff more flexibility when making contributions to retirement accounts.

Click here for detailed information on the enhancments. If you have additional questions, call TIAA at 800-842-2252.



The annual enrollment for 2017 benefits is closed. If you did not visit Myjob to enter changes to your 2017 benefits, 2016 health, dental and/or vision coverage will be continued for 2017. However, any FSA coverage will be discontinued as of January 1, 2017.

Benefit elections and/or modifications made during the open enrollment period will be effective January 1, 2017, and will remain in effect for the entire calendar year (January 1 through December 31). Mid-year changes are not allowed unless you experience a qualified life event and provide timely notification to HR-Benefits (within 30 calendar days of the event).



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.

  • Marquette Summary of Benefits - Staff PDF Icon
  • Marquette Summary of Benefits - Faculty PDF Icon
  • Benefits take effect on your start date. No waiting period if you submit applicable benefit enrollment forms within 30 days of your employment.
  • Full-time regular employees are offered health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and optional life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and flexible spending 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 health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and optional life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and flexible spending 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 health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and optional life insurance, and flexible spending 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 Insurance &

Prescription Drug Coverage


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

Dental Insurance

Contact Delta Dental at (800) 236-3713.

Vision Insurance

Contact VSP at (800) 877-7195.

Basic & Optional Life Insurance

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 the Employee Benefits Corporation at (800) 346-2126.

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.

Leaves of Absences

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

MetLaw Legal Insurance Enrollment is restricted to new hire (30 calendar days) and annual enrollment (late October).
Tuition Remission

All tuition remission and FACHEX questions should be directed to Octavio (Cas) Castro, Vice President of Human Resources.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Contact Aurora 24/7 at (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.

Long-term Care Insurance

Marquette University has partnered with Legacy Services and Northwestern Mutual to assist employees in finding long-term care for themselves, parents or other family members. Employees are offered the option of having their Long Term Care benefit premiums deducted through their MU paycheck.

Legacy Services - Long-Term Care Information PDF Icon

Northwestern Mutual - Long-Term Care Information

Northwestern Mutual - The Greatest Gift: A Long-Term Care Plan

  • Contact Northwestern Mutual - Scott Schwertfeger, CLU at 414-368-1674 or Scott.schwertfeger@nm.com
  • Contact Legacy Services at 800-230-3398 x101 (For anyone who has State Life, Monumental Life or a John Hancock contract)
  • Contact John Hancock at 800-377-7311 (For anyone who took out a policy prior to 2013)
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 (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 (800) 565-9320

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.)


Benefits For Marquette Retirees

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: http://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.

Time line and resources to remember

Vendor Contact Information Notification Time line
Medicare and Social Security


(800) 772-1213
3 - 4 months prior to retirement or turning age 65


(800) 842-2776

2 – 3 months prior to retirement or withdrawing funds

Marquette University:

Tenure Buy-Out and Emeritus Status

Office of the Provost, Faculty Handbook Prior to Dec. 1 of the final academic year.

Marquette University:


Department of Human Resources, Employee Benefits

(414) 288-7305
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

  • Health 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 2017 COBRA Rate SheetPDF Icon 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 (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 (800) 842-2005 ex. 255674.

Tenured Faculty

  • Emeritus retiree benefit synopsis
  • The University will buy out a faculty member's tenure if the faculty member holds tenure and is eligible for retirement from Marquette University. Please read the specific Tenure Buy-Out Policy to review all of the conditions
  • Faculty members must apply for a buy-out no later than Dec. 1 of the academic year that will be his/her final year of full-time employment.
  • All buy-outs will have a retirement date immediately following the last day of the contract.  E.g. If the final, full-time contract ends May 23, the effective retirement date would be May 24. 
  • Benefit coverage for a faculty member in his/her terminal year expires the final day of the terminal contract month. E.g. If the final, full-time contract ends May 23, health, dental, and vision coverage would continue through May 31.
  • The rank of emeritus may be conferred upon a retiring tenured faculty member or a retiring academic administrator whom the university designates in recognition of the sustained high quality performance shown throughout his/her career.  Nominations and/or applications are coordinated through the Office of the Provost.


Employee Wellness at Marquette University

Preventive Care

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

Webinars from UMR on Healthy Living

Healthy at any age - Women and aging

Healthy at any age - Men and aging

Healthy 'U' University from UMR


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.

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





ALEX provides a summary of your benefits and can help you make your decisions easier. However, you should fully review all of your benefits documents before enrolling.




Health Care Reform Information
In response to the many requests from employees to develop easy to read (and understand) information pertaining to Health Care Reform, we are launching a communications campaign called “In a Nutshell”. Below are the first four flyers which address three issue a piece.

Health care reform, specifically the Affordable Care Act (ACA), consists of a multitude of provision that will change health insurance insurance for many Americans. As ACA is still very new, parts of it may be subject to ongoing interpretation and revision.

What is the health insurance marketplace or exchange?
An exchange is an online marketplace that will provide health insurance options to consumers. The exchange will allow consumers (individuals and small businesses initially) to compare what plans cover, what providers are covered, how deductible and components are different across plans and how plans compare on key quality measures. The Health Insurance Marketplace is available at www.healthcare.gov or by calling 1-800-318-2596

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:

Terminating Employment with Marquette University
If you are terminating your employment with Marquette, here is a document that will guide you in how your benefits will cease.

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

Upcoming Events

TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions

You can discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis with a TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions for October 2017

Thursday, October 19
9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
AMU 416

Friday, October 20
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
AMU 416

Call 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 you can







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