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  • Retirement & savings

    Detailed information about retirement and savings programs available to UW-La Crosse employees can be found by clicking the headings below.

    Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

    The WRS provides retirement (pension) benefits to most UW System and other Wisconsin state employees. WRS eligible employees will have automatic contributions deducted pre-tax from their earnings.

    Tax-sheltered annuity 403(b) program (TSA)

    The TSA program is an optional supplemental retirement savings program in which employee set up an account with their choice of participating vendors. All university employees, including students and graduate assistants are eligible to participate, regardless of appointment percentage.

    Wisconsin deferred compensation program (WDC)

    The WDC is an optional supplemental retirement savings program administered by the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF). All university employees, including students and graduate assistants are eligible to participate, regardless of appointment percentage.

    Social Security and Medicare

    All employees except most student employees are covered by social security and medicare and will be automatically taxed for these benefits.

    Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA)

    ERA offers both a health care flex spending account and a dependent day care flexible spending account. 

    Edvest College Savings Plan

    Edvest allows individuals to save for their child's college education. Contributions to Edvest cannot be made through payroll deduction.


    Who to contact

    Cedric Steine is your contact for retirement and savings programs as well as other beneftis programs.

    Mark Flottmeier (student help) and Megan Stauffacher (graduate assistants and other employees) are your contacts for social security and medicare payroll tax exemption.

    Contact Edvest directly for more information or to enroll in their education savings program.