University of Iowa benefits programs are robust and designed to be sustainable, equitable, and flexible.
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Faculty and Staff

Faculty, Professional & Scientific, Merit and SEIU employees working 50% time or greater.

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House Staff

GME Residents / Fellow Physicians, and those in programs outside of GME. 

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Temporary Staff

Employees anticipated to work 50% or greater time, and appointed for at least 6 months.

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UI Students

Undergrad, Graduate, Health Science, International and Departing Students.

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Postdocs & Research Fellows

Postdoctoral Research Scholars and Research Fellows (FP01 and FP02)

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS)

Research Interns

Post Baccalaureate Research Interns working for a limited duration of 1 to 2 years.

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Unpaid J-1 Scholars

Benefit plans offered to Unpaid J-1 scholars and their J-2 dependents.

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UI Employees who have retired from the University of Iowa. 

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New Employees

As a new hire, all the info you receive in your first few months can be overwhelming. Here you will find what you will need to know regarding benefits within your first 60 days as a new university employee.