Merit Staff Health Insurance


As of January 1, 2018, all Merit Staff now have the same health plan - UIChoice, as Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Merit Supervisory Exempt and Merit Confidential Staff. 

All State of Iowa Health Plans for University of Iowa Merit Staff have ended as of 12/31/17. 
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Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program provides brief counseling and assessment for staff as well.

Health Insurance Coverage for Adult Children

Children may be covered until the end of the year in which they turn 26.  Coverage for unmarried children who are full-time students or disabled can continue as long as they continue in that status. The IRS has determined that this coverage is taxable.

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