Regular faculty and staff with at least a 50 percent appointment and their eligible dependents can enroll in this medical plan. Retirees are eligible.

UIChoice is a high-quality plan with extensive coverage inside and outside of Iowa. Monthly premiums for UIChoice are higher than UISelect, and out-of-pocket medical service costs are lower.

UIChoice Plan Documents

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The coverage manual is a comprehensive document that sets forth the plan participants' and beneficiaries' rights and guides the university in making decisions and executing our responsibilities.



  • High-quality coverage with higher monthly premiums than UISelect and lower out-of-pocket costs.
  • It covers providers nationwide. How much you pay depends on the benefit level of the provider you choose.
  • Medical services are covered outside Iowa, and costs are lower with in-network


To review the monthly premium amounts for each coverage option, please visit our UIChoice rates page.

To review the UIChoice plan provisions, please visit the copays, coinsurance, deductibles, and Out-of-Pocket Maximum page.

Medical Providers

The plan participant may obtain health care under the UIChoice plan from any provider you wish. However, how much you pay for care will depend on the benefit level of the provider you choose.

UIChoice has three benefit levels. You do not need to pick a plan level. The level of the provider you choose for care automatically determines how much you pay—the lower the level, the lower the cost to you. 

Visit our provider page for more detailed information.

Virtual health care is available for free to UIChoice members from any location via Doctor on Demand.


The UIChoice plan has a tiered prescription drug benefit. The lower the tier of your drug, the lower the cost to you. 

Visit our pharmacy page for more detailed information.

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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.