Benefits News and Events

1095 Tax Forms

1095 forms for the 2016 tax year have been mailed first class to employees' home addresses. If you have not received the form by February 10, 2017, please contact the Benefits Office. The forms are also now available for active employees on Employee Self Service under the Payroll Section under View Year-End Tax Information.

2017 Voluntary Vision Insurance Open Enrollment

Voluntary Vision Insurance Open Enrollment is now through February 28, 2017. Employees must have a regular, benefits eligible appointment to participate. This is the only chance to cancel or enroll in coverage for this next year, with an effective date for changes of April 1, 2017.

Following are key points relative to the vision coverage in 2017.

  • Monthly premiums for¬†Avesis are unchanged for April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
  • Monthly premiums for EyeMed have decreased.
  • Please note, dependents are NOT automatically removed from the coverage at age 26, however, they will not be eligible for benefits after the last day of the month they turn 26. Employee needs to remove the dependent by completing an enrollment form.
  • If an employee is presently enrolled in either plan and is not making changes or terminating coverage, no further action is needed.

To enroll or find further details and enrollment/change forms, visit the Two Rivers Insurance Services website.

Information on the Vision Discount Plan - through Delta Dental (smaller discount, but no premiums) available as part of the Delta Dental plan.

Open Enrollment

Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Merit Supervisory Exempt, and Merit Confidential Staff

Open Enrollment for 2017 Benefits is now closed.

2017 Benefit Changes for Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Merit Supervisory Exempt, and Merit Confidential Staff

Merit Staff

Merit Staff Open Enrollment for 2017 Benefits is now closed.

2017 Benefit Changes for Merit Staff

House Staff

House Staff Open Enrollment for 2017 Benefits is now closed.

Retired University of Iowa Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Merit Supervisory Exempt, and Merit Confidential Staff

Open enrollment for 2017 Benefits is now closed.

IPERS

IPERS is coming to an area near you to provide individual counseling sessions. Get detailed information about your retirement account. Learn more about possible retirement dates, benefit option payouts, and service purchase options.

Pre-registration is needed to attend an individual appointment.

To schedule an individual appointment, contact IPERS at 1-800-622-3849.

Individual Appointments are available May 8-11, 2017 at:

Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center
1770 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA

Financial Education Classes

Register for Financial Education classes by logging on to My Training located in Employee Self Service.

Saving Extra For Retirement

You can now start, stop, or change your contribution to a Voluntary Retirement Savings Account quickly and easily on Employee Self Service.

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
Phone
319-335-2676
877-830-4001
FAX
319-335-2776
Hours
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm