The University of Iowa supports the efforts of our faculty and staff to plan a fulfilling, financially secure retirement. As part of our total rewards package, the university offers mandatory and voluntary retirement options to help you meet your financial goals.
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Mandatory Plan Options

Every staff member (except house staff, fellows, adjunct faculty and students) with employment expected to last 6+ months must participate in a retirement program.

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Voluntary Plan Options

Make additional pre-tax or after-tax contributions into a 457(b) and/or a 403(b) retirement account. Participation is voluntary and the university does not contribute to these plans.

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Retiring from the University

If you are ready to retire from the university, you will have to make some important decisions about your financial and health benefits. Visit this section to find out your next steps.