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.

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Regular Faculty & Staff

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House Staff Members

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Temporary Employee Benefits

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Unpaid J-1 Scholars Benefits

Benefits Eligibility

Regular faculty and staff members hired in a benefits-eligible position full-time or part-time (50% FTE and above) may enroll themselves and their eligible dependent(s) into the benefits listed on this page.

Insurance Benefits for Regular Faculty and Staff

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.  

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Retirement Plan

(mandatory enrollment)

Group Life Insurance

(mandatory enrollment)

Long Term Disability

(mandatory enrollment)

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The total comp estimator tool estimates total compensation, not an actual dollar amount, for benefits-eligible faculty and staff employees based on annual pay and retirement plan elections entered into the estimator. Therefore, the estimated total compensation should only be used as a guide and is not guaranteed or represented as true, complete, or correct.  

Independent contractors and employees who are not benefits-eligible should not use this tool (e.g., students, House Staff, fellows, adjunct faculty).

Total Comp Estimator

Temporary Employees

Employees who are hired in a temporary position may enroll in the health and dental insurance plans if:

  • the employee is anticipated to work 50 percent or greater time,
  • and be appointed for at least six months. 

Review Temporary Employee Benefits

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