As an employer of choice, the University of Iowa provides comprehensive health insurance plans for staff and students.
Students and Scholars
- Undergraduate Student
- Graduate Student, Health Science Major, Postdoctoral Scholars/Fellows, Research Interns
- Unpaid J1 Scholars Academic Year 2017-2018 (pdf)
- Students who have recently graduated or left the University
Dual University of Iowa employed spouses/partners and any children may not double insure each other or dependents under the plans where the University contributes towards the cost of the plans. This includes the health, dental, and AD&D insurance policies - an individual may only be included once under these policies. Learn more about dual university of Iowa Employed Spouses, Partners, or Children.
Gender Transition - All of the health plans offered through the University of Iowa provide benefits for medically necessary covered services associated with gender transition when ordered by a health professional. Please contact Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield at 800-643-9724 for more information and to discuss the gender transition medical policy.
As of January 1, 2018, all Merit Staff now have the same benefits package as Faculty, Professional & Scientific, Merit Supervisory Exempt and Merit Confidential Staff. Should you need to still review the 2017 Merit benefits information, please visit the following link: