2024 Open Enrollment period is from October 30, 2023 through November 13, 2023. 


Health Insurance

The 2024 Open Enrollment period will be October 30, 2023 through November 13, 2023. Packets will be mailed out starting mid-October 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, 2023, 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 change for 2024. Rates are increasing 5.4% for retirees under the age of 65 years, and Medicare retiree rates are decreasing 4.6%. 


You can find the answers to your questions in your Retiree Benefits Guide or on the ERS website – www.cmers.com. Click on “Read More” under Open Enrollment to find links to frequently asked questions, 2024 rate charts and an online copy of the 2024 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. 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.





Open Enrollment Fairs

The City will be holding three (3) Open Enrollment Fairs that are open to all City employees and retirees.  The current schedule for the fairs is as follows:

Wednesday, November 1st 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m DNS Lake Tower, 4001 S. 6th Street
Wednesday, November 8th 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells Street
Thursday, November 9th 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. DPW Field Headquarters, 3850 N. 35th Street



There will also be two virtual fairs. The first will be November 2nd from 1 to 3pm, and the other will be November 7th from 10am to noon.