Benefits News and Events

University Benefits Office Hours (May through August)

During 2018 Open Enrollment last fall, it was determined that employees wanted more access to our office for general benefits questions. University Benefits is now offering in person office hours at a location near you. Select the header above for more information. 

Departing Student Insurance 

If you will be or have recently graduated from the University of Iowa, you have the option to continue your health and/or dental insurance. You will have 45 days after graduation to sign and can continue your insurance for the next 12 months. You can do all of your student insurance enrollment needs in your MyUI site. 

John Hancock Billing Process Change Starting February 2018

In November of 2017, John Hancock notified the University Benefits Office that they will no longer be supporting payroll deductions for long-term care insurance plan premiums starting on February 1, 2018. They have now implemented the direct billing method where the employee will pay John Hancock directly for their coverage. For those that are participating in John Hancock's Long Term Care insurance, you should have received a letter along with an ACH form in the November/December timeframe to begin the direct billing process. This change does not have any impact to your coverage or benefit levels.

Should you have more questions or did not receive the letter from John Hancock, University Benefits suggests that you call their customer service number at 888-321-4582 or email to

Saving Extra For Retirement

You can 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
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm