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2023 Open Enrollment Information


Health Insurance

The 2023 Open Enrollment period will be October 24, 2022 through November 11, 2022. Packets will be mailed out starting the week of October 17, 2022 to all City of Milwaukee retirees presently enrolled in a City health insurance plan. This excludes MATC, MMSD, MPS, United Water Services, and Veolia. If you do not receive your packet by October 31, 2022, call the ERS Open Enrollment Hotline at (414) 286-3689 and request that one be sent to you. If you are not currently enrolled in a City health insurance plan and wish to receive a City Open Enrollment packet, or want to request an enrollment form, call the ERS Open Enrollment Hotline at (414) 286-3689 and request that one be sent to you.


Please note that the rates for retirees under the City’s health plans will increase for 2023 (an approximate increase of 2.6% for retirees under the age of 65 years, and approximately 1.7% increase for retirees 65 and over). 


You can find the answers to your questions in your Retiree Benefits Guide or on the ERS website – Click on “Read More” under Open Enrollment to find links to frequently asked questions, 2023 rate charts and an online copy of the 2023 Benefits Guide. Please read your Benefits Guide carefully. Rate information and the Retiree Benefits Guide will be available around the beginning of October.


When submitting a new health enrollment form, please keep a copy for your records. ERS does not send out confirmation letters. However, if you want confirmation of receipt of this form, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for this purpose. 


Due to the high volume of forms received each year, we cannot confirm by phone if we have received your health enrollment form. 



Life Insurance

There are no changes to the life insurance benefit design for current retirees. Sun Life remains will be the new carrier for this benefit effective January 1, 2023.  This does not impact retirees from MATC, MMSD, MPS, United Water Services, and Veolia. No action is required on your part if you currently participate in the City’s Life Insurance plan as a retiree.  If you currently do not participate in the City’s plan as a retiree, you are not eligible to enroll in the plan. You can reduce or cancel your coverage at any time, but please note you cannot then increase or reenroll in the future.


Dates, Times & Locations of Open Enrollment Fairs

2023 Open Enrollment Fairs

Investment Update

As of July 31, the Fund value was $5.81 Billion, and the YTD return was -3.7%, net of fees.


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Last Update: 9/28/2022