Benefits News and Events

Merit Staff Benefit Changes

The University is committed to providing competitive wages and benefits to its valued employees. Given the recent changes in collective bargaining law, University Benefits would like to share information regarding upcoming changes to Merit employee benefits. 

Merit Staff hired on or after July 1, 2017

New Merit staff with a hire date on or after July 1, 2017 will be eligible for the same benefits package currently available to Faculty, Professional & Scientific, Merit Supervisory Exempt and Merit Confidential Staff. Benefits will start on the first of the month following the individual's hire date.

Merit Staff hired before July 1, 2017

Current benefits will continue through December 31, 2017. Effective January 1, 2018, all Merit Staff will become eligible for the same benefits package currently available to Faculty, Professional & Scientific, Merit Supervisory Exempt and Merit Confidential staff.  In order to participate in benefits for 2018, you will need to actively enroll for benefits during Open Enrollment. Open Enrollment will be available over an extended period of time beginning this fall.

Merit Staff Informational Sessions

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 August 21-24, 2017 at
Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center
1770 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA

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