Benefits News and Events

1095 Tax Forms

1095 forms for the 2015 tax year have been mailed first class to employees' home addresses. If you have not received the form by February 10, 2016, please contact the Benefits Office. The forms are also now available for active employees on Employee Self Service under the Payroll Section under View Year-End Tax Information.

2016 Voluntary Vision Insurance Open Enrollment

Voluntary Vision Insurance Open Enrollment is now through February 29, 2016. Employees must have a regular, benefits eligible appointment to participate. This is the only chance to cancel or enroll in coverage for this next year, with an effective date for changes of April 1, 2016.

Following are key points relative to the vision coverage in 2016.

  • Monthly premiums for both Avesis and EyeMed are unchanged for April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
  • Please note, dependents are NOT automatically removed from the coverage at age 26, however, they will not be eligible for benefits after the last day of the month they turn 26. Employee needs to remove the dependent by completing an enrollment form.
  • If an employee is presently enrolled in either plan and is not making changes or terminating coverage, no further action is needed.

To enroll or find further details and enrollment/change forms, visit the Two Rivers Insurance Services website.

Information on the Vision Discount Plan - through Delta Dental (smaller discounter, but no premiums) available as part of the Delta dental plan.

TIAA-CREF Seminar

University Benefits is committed to supporting financial education and awareness opportunities for faculty and staff at the University of Iowa.  Providing these opportunities so you can plan for your financial future and approach it with confidence is important. We are excited to be working in collaboration with TIAA CREF to bring to campus nationally recognized speakers in the area of financial planning and retirement.  With this collaboration we are launching the Retirement Gold Speaker Series.  This series of speakers is designed to provide you with insight, inspiration and clear direction for your future retirement.

Our series begins in February with distinguished author and speaker, Lee Eisenberg, who will discuss his views on how and why Americans spend, as well as the unique emotional and financial challenges of financial planning for retirement.  His newest book. The Point Is:  Making Sense of Birth, Death, and Everything in Between is being published this month.

Exclusively for UI faculty and staff, Lee Eisenberg will be speaking February 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the East Ballroom at the University Athletic Club, 1306 Melrose Avenue in Iowa City.

If interested in attending, please register at www.tiaa-cref.org/retirementgold.  Space is limited so reserve your seat at the event today. 

PDF iconFinancial and Retirement Speaker Event feature Lee Eisenberg (pdf)

Financial Education Classes

Register for Financial Education classes by logging on to My Training located in Employee Self Service.

Open Enrollment

Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Merit Supervisory Exempt, and Merit Confidential Staff

Open Enrollment for 2016 Benefits is now closed.

2016 Benefit Changes for Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Merit Supervisory Exempt, and Merit Confidential Staff

Merit Staff

Merit Staff Open Enrollment for 2016 Benefits is now closed.

2016 Benefit Changes for Merit Staff

House Staff

House Staff Open Enrollment for 2016 Benefits is now closed.

Retired University of Iowa Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Merit Supervisory Exempt, and Merit Confidential Staff

Open enrollment for 2016 Benefits is now closed.

More information about available benefits

 

Saving Extra For Retirement

 

You can now start, stop, or change your contribution to a Voluntary Retirement Savings Account quickly and easily on Employee Self Service.

Benefits Office

Campus address
120 USB
U.S. mailing address
The University of Iowa
University Benefits Office
120 University Services Bldg.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
Phone
319-335-2676
877-830-4001
FAX
319-335-2776
Hours
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm