Benefits at a Glance

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) understands that everyone has different needs when it comes to benefits, which is why we offer a range of comprehensive, affordable plans that you can customize for you and your family. Your benefits may differ slightly based on full-time or part-time status, as well as position level.

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High-Level Overview

Why is this important?


  • Two plan options

  • Virtual Clinic, nurse line, disease management program, and premium assistance

  • Prescription coverage

The two options maximize your healthcare coverage and include components that are designed to offer you significant choice and flexibility in protecting your health and the health of your dependents.


  • Two plan options

Dental health is a critical component of your overall well-being. Both dental plans cover a full range of services, including basic, preventive, major, prosthodontics and orthodontic services.


  • Two plan options

  • Diabetic Eyecare Plus Program

General eye care, including an annual vision exam, is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy and productive.

Health Care Flexible Spending

  • Pre-tax savings account used for unreimbursed medical, prescription, dental, vision and other health expenses

Your contributions are not subject to payroll taxes, which can result in substantial tax savings for you.

Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending

  • Pre-tax savings account used for elder care and child care expenses

  • MCW provides a contribution in addition to the employee’s contribution

If you have elder care or child care expenses, this is an excellent way to make your dollars go further by putting aside pre-tax dollars.

Basic Life

  • Provided at no cost to eligible employees

  • Faculty, staff physicians and exempt staff receive 1x salary up to a maximum of $100,000

  • Non-exempt staff receive 1x salary up to $50,000

  • Travel Assistance coverage included

Free life and AD&D insurance coverage from MCW helps ensure that your dependents will receive compensation in the event of your unexpected death or dismemberment.

Voluntary Life

  • Employees: 1x to 8x salary, up to a maximum of $1,000,000

  • Spouses: $5,000 increments; subject to a maximum of 3.5x the employee’s Basic Annual Earnings (up to maximum of $150,000)

  • Child(ren): $10,000 for each eligible child

You have the ability to provide additional financial protection for your family in the event of your death.


  • Amount you receive is based on your employee class and the amount you earned before your disability began

Payments help protect you from loss of pay as a result of a personal, continuous medical disability.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Confidential counseling and assessment program designed to help manage personal work and life challenges

  • Provides no-cost, confidential, 24-hour assistance via toll-free number and website and up to six in-person sessions per presenting problem

Designed to help you manage a wide range of work/life problems and maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Mandatory 403(b)

  • Generous employer match

  • Eligible employees are automatically enrolled after two years and 100% vested

The sooner you begin saving a nest egg for retirement, the longer it has to grow and the better off you will be during your retirement years.

Voluntary 403(b)

  • You may contribute pre-tax funds to the 403(b) voluntary account at any time, subject to IRS limits

You have the ability to save more for retirement on a pre-tax basis and build a stronger future.


  • Competitive vacation benefit

  • Determined by your length of service and employee class

MCW offers paid time off as an important way for you to refresh and recharge.


  • Eligible employees will be paid for eight MCW-recognized holidays

Your holidays are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


  • May be used by employees for illness and the care of the employee’s immediate family member

Helping to provide a positive work environment, MCW offers paid time off when you need it most for sickness, as well as for jury duty and bereavement.

Back-Up Care & Care Advantage

  • Up to eight days per calendar year of high-quality temporary care solutions for children, adult and elderly family members

  • Online resources to find care providers for off work hours and pets

Provides peace of mind when you need temporary care for children, adult and elderly family members by offering care services at a significant discount.

Tuition Reimbursement

  • MCW supports secondary education by providing Staff Tuition Reimbursement and Faculty Dependent Child College Reimbursement programs

We provide financial assistance for your education because educational development is important to personal and career growth.


  • Monitors your identity from every angle, not just your Social Security number, credit cards and bank accounts

Offers important protection for you in the event of an identity theft emergency in the form of email updates and access to specialists 24/7.


  • Access to a quality law firm 24/7 for covered personal situations

Offers you an important resource in the event you need legal assistance for a number of situations.

Wellness Program

  • Gold level certified by the Wellness Council of America

Opportunities for lunch and learns, fitness club reimbursement, and on-site fitness center and classes (main campus).

*If there is discrepancy between this webpage and the Summary Plan Description (SPD), the formal wording in the SPDs will govern.

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