Employed Graduate Students

Graduate students at the University of Iowa who hold an assistantship of at least 25% time or a fellowship of at least $5,000 for the semester or $10,000 per academic year, and are registered for classes, are eligible to receive a contribution from the University toward the cost of health and dental insurance coverage.

The University contribution will begin the first day of the month following your appointment and the completion of your insurance enrollment in MyUI. 

Plans Available


Gender Transition - All of the health plans offered through the University of Iowa provide benefits for medically necessary covered services associated with gender transition when ordered by a health professional. Please contact Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield at 800-643-9724 for more information and to discuss the gender transition medical policy. 



If you are currently enrolled in one of these plans as an employed graduate student or fellow, you do not have to complete another enrollment in MyUI unless you want to add or drop a dependent(s) or change your plan. 

If you are a new employed graduate student or fellow, you may follow the instructions on the Enrollment and Adding Dependent page for guidance. 

The information presented on our website describes only the highlights of the plans and does not constitute official plan documents. Additional terms and conditions may apply. If there are any discrepancies between the information contained herein and the official plan documents, the plan documents will govern. For more detailed information you may contact Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield at toll-free number 800-524-9242 (TTY: 888-781-4262), Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time). For more efficient service, please have your member ID number handy - it can be found on the front of your card.

Contact Information

University Benefits Student Insurance

Campus Address
120 USB
Mailing Address

120 University Services Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.