Benefits News and Events

TIAA Retirement Gold Speaker Series

University Benefits continues to work in collaboration with TIAA to bring to campus nationally recognized speakers in the area of financial planning and retirement through the Retirement Gold Speaker Series.

We are pleased to announce the next speaker in the Retirement Gold Speakers Series is Roger Ferguson, TIAA CEO.

We live in a time of great challenge and change – a time when economic, political, demographic and other forces seem to be reshaping the landscape. Join TIAA CEO Roger Ferguson for a discussion about the current environment and its implications for Americans, especially in terms of their efforts to achieve financial well-being. Roger will share TIAA’s take on what we can expect from markets and the economy in 2017, as well as answer your questions at this town hall event.

Join us April 12, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the East Ballroom, University Club, 1360 Melrose Avenue in Iowa City.

If interested in attending, please register. Space is limited so reserve a seat at the event today.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Benefits Office in advance at 319-335-2676.

PDF iconTIAA Retirement Gold Speaker Flyer (pdf)

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 closed. Employees must have a regular, benefits eligible appointment to participate. This was 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 find further details, 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.


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 April 17-20, 2017 at
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501Building O Conference Room A and D

Individual Appointments are available May 1-4, 2017 at
Kirkwood Regonial Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd
Coralville, IA 52241
Rooms 50 and 58

Individual Appointments are available May 8-11, 2017 at
Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center
1770 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA

Individual Appointments are available August 21-24, 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

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The University of Iowa
University Benefits Office
120 University Services Bldg.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm