Temporary Employee Benefits

Health/Dental Insurance

Professional Staff and Faculty who receive compensation from the University of Iowa may be eligible for temporary health and/or dental insurance. The employee must be anticipated to work 50% or greater time, and be appointed for at least 6 months.

There are two options available:

  • Insurance billing may be deducted from a bank account or the employee may be directly billed. Insurance charges for this temporary insurance cannot be deducted from paychecks.
  • Departments may contribute to the cost of Temporary insurance by submitting a Temporary Insurance with Department Contribution Form (pdf) to the Benefits Office. The department’s contribution selection must be the same as the employee’s coverage selection.

Professional Staff and Faculty who do not receive compensation from the University of Iowa and Merit Staff are not eligible to purchase insurance through the University.  Please email benefits, or call UI Benefits at (319) 335-2676 to determine eligibility and request temporary insurance enrollment forms.

Retirement Plan Election

Due to your employment with The University of Iowa, you are required to participate in a retirement plan, either the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) or the University Funded Retirement Plan through TIAA-CREF.  You have 60 days from your hire date to elect one of these retirement plans. It is an irrevocable decision and cannot later be changed during your employment with the university.

The following classifications of employees are EXEMPT from retirement plan participation:

  • Most Fellowships
  • House Staff
  • Students working less than 40 hours per week
  • Employment with the University of less than 6 months in length

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