Retirees

2019 UI Retiree Open Enrollment, October 15 - December 7

2019 Annual Open Enrollment for Retirees:

University of Iowa's Retiree Open Enrollment will begin on October 15, 2018 and go through December 7, 2018. All changes will be effective on January 1, 2019.

In the next few weeks, retirees will be receiving an open enrollment communication from the University Benefits Office to their home address.
If you were not able to attend one of the 2018 Retiree Informational Sessions, you may still visit each groups presentations slides below.

Note: Some Retirees may have received a Health Alliance enrollment packet in the mail. This was purely informational and if you are not interested, you may disregard. 


Retiree Plans and Program Information:

Retiree Informational Session Presentations

2018 Sessions

Privacy information and release form

University Benefits must have a privacy release form on file in order to discuss any of your information (insurance plans, coverage levels, etc.) with someone other than yourself. Visit the Privacy Information website for additional information and to download/print the necessary forms.

Government Offices


ABOUT OUR SITE: 
The information presented on our website describes only the highlights of the plans and does not constitute official plan documents. Additional terms and conditions may apply. If there are any discrepancies between the information contained herein and the official plan documents, the plan documents will govern. For more detailed information you may contact Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield at toll-free number 800-524-9242 (TTY: 888-781-4262), Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time). For more efficient service, please have your member ID number handy - it can be found on the front of your card.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Retirees who are continuing on a University insurance plan will be mailed Open Enrollment information from the Benefits Office each November.  This information will include any changes to the health plans and the new rates for the next calendar year.

You can stop your health and/or dental coverage by submitting a written request to the Benefits Office.

If health and/or dental are not continued after retirement, the retiree cannot later enroll in these plans. (Exception: If coverage is continued due to other employment or a spouse/domestic partner’s employment, the retiree and spouse/domestic partner may enroll later with proof that the employment related coverage ended). For health plan information and rates, please refer to the Retirees page.

Staff can elect to be billed directly by the University of Iowa or complete an Automated Clearing House (ACH) request form to have the premiums deducted from a bank account. Automatic deductions will occur on the first working day of the month.