Faculty and Staff

Employee Benefits Program

The benefit program is robust and designed to be sustainable, equitable, and flexible. From medical to dental plans, to retirement, to spending accounts and more, the University of Iowa benefits package has a lot to offer. 

    Faculty and Staff's Four "Core" Insurance Benefits

    1. Health Insurance

    2. Dental Insurance

    3. Group Life Insurance

    4. Long-Term Disability Insurance

    For more details on the university contribution, pre-tax insurance benefits, as well as the general and shared savings credits, please visit Your Benefits Package Summary.

    Retirement Benefits

    Every staff member (except students, House Staff, fellows and adjunct faculty) with an appointment expected to last six months or more must participate in a retirement program. Newly hired staff members (or those who have had a greater than 30 day break in service and thus considered to be a new hire) who are not currently participating in one of the University retirement plans may choose to participate in either IOWA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM (IPERS) or in the University Funded Retirement Plan (TIAA). 

    For more information regarding your retirement plan options as well as other ways to save, please visit the Retirement Information page.

    Elective Insurance Benefits




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      ABOUT OUR SITE: The information presented on our website describes only the highlights of the plans and does not constitute official plan documents. Additional terms and conditions apply. If there are any discrepancies between the information contained herein and the official plan documents, the plan documents will govern.

        Benefits Office

        Campus address
        120 USB
        U.S. mailing address
        The University of Iowa
        University Benefits Office
        120 University Services Bldg.
        Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
        Monday-Friday 8am-5pm