The Employes' Retirement System is responsible for administering group life insurance for the employees of the City of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Center District, and the Milwaukee Housing and Redevelopment Authorities.
All others need to contact their agencies to learn about their life insurance coverage:
- Milwaukee Public Schools… 414-475-8209
- Milwaukee Area Technical College… 414-297-6504
- Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District… 414-225-2049
To change your life insurance beneficiary, a Beneficiary Change Form, must be completed and returned to the Employes' Retirement System Group Life Insurance Area.
During each annual open enrollment period, you will have an opportunity to change or cancel your family life insurance coverage. However, if you have a qualifying event (marriage or birth) you may enroll in family life insurance within 31 days of the event without evidence of insurability.
Changes in voluntary life insurance are allowed only during open enrollment, which takes place each year from October through November. Changes made during open enrollment become effective the following calendar year.
Life Insurance Plan Information
For Milwaukee Police Association employees.
For sworn MPSO and Police Management employees.
For sworn Milwaukee firefighters.
For other City Employees, and employees of Wisconsin Center District, HACM & RACM.
Active members who want to cancel their coverage should contact the Employes’ Retirement System at 414-286-3557 (or toll free at 1-800-815-8418).
Death Claims Processing
The death claim process, which includes completion of paperwork by the Employes' Retirement System and payment of benefits by the insurance provider, can take up to 30 days during normal processing periods.
The City of Milwaukee’s insurance provider, MetLife, pays death claims.
Group Life Insurance Certificates
You may want to print your group life insurance certificate for your records...
The City's insurance provider, MetLife, will have some additional brochures with benefits and services that it provides to its members.