University Benefits

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.
There is a lot to love about the University of Iowa. From our vibrant arts and culture scene; to our richly diverse student, staff and faculty populations; to our commitment to driving cutting-edge technological innovations; the University of Iowa is a place for great minds to work, grow and thrive.

The University of Iowa offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental plans, life insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance and so much more. 

Benefits Eligibility

Regular faculty and staff with at least a 50 percent appointment and their dependents may enroll in health and dental insurance offered by the university. 

Temporary Faculty and Staff
To be eligible for health and dental insurance, temporary employees must be anticipated to work 50 percent or greater time, and be appointed for at least six months. 

Benefits Offered to Regular Faculty and Staff

  • Health and Prescription Drug Insurance (2 plans)
    • UISelect: Lower premium plan, higher out-of-pocket costs if plan is used.
    • UIChoice: Higher premium plan, lower out-of-pocket costs if plan is used.
  • 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. 

  • Dental Insurance
    • Dental II: Employee Only and and Double Spouse Family coverage covered 100% by the university.
  • Retirement Plan (mandatory; 2 plans to choose from)
    • IPERS - Defined benefit plan or "traditional pension plan"
    • TIAA - Defined contribution plan
  • Group Life Insurance (mandatory)
    • Faculty and staff are provided life insurance at the amount of two times salary, up to a maximum of $400,000 in coverage at no cost to the employee. Employees may choose to buy additional supplemental life insurance if they desire.

  • Long-Term Disability (mandatory)

    • Faculty and staff receive long-term disability insurance to provide 60% salary replacement at no cost to the employee.

Voluntary Benefits for Regular Faculty and Staff