Life Insurance

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


Beneficiary Changes

To change your life insurance beneficiary, a Beneficiary Change Form, must be completed and returned to the Employes' Retirement System Group Life Insurance Area.


Coverage Changes

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.


During each annual open enrollment period, you will have an opportunity to elect 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 - provided that you are enrolled in voluntary life insurance.



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.

Additional information for New employees.



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.


Group Life Insurance Certificates

You may want to print your group life insurance certificate for your records...


Additional Benefits

The City's insurance provider, Sun Life, has these additional brochures on the benefits and services that it provides to its members.



Open Enrollment Only

Voluntary application for active employees.

Latest life insurance rate chart.