Merit Staff hired on or after July 1, 2017
New Merit Staff with a hire date on or after July 1, 2017 are eligible for the UIChoice health insurance plan.
Merit Staff hired before July 1, 2017
This page describes Health Insurance options that apply to Merit Staff hired before July 1, 2017. Effective January 1, 2018, all Merit Staff will be eligible for UIChoice, the same health insurance currently available to Faculty, Professional & Scientific, Merit Supervisory Exempt, and Merit Confidential Staff.
- Blue Access (eligibility ending 12/31/2017)
- Iowa Select (eligibility ending 12/31/2017)
- Program 3 Plus (eligibility ending 12/31/2017)
Guidance on selecting a health plan.
- Patient Claim form #C-5321f (pdf)
- Prescription Reimbursement Claim form (pdf)
- International Claim Form
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.