Active employees looking for information on retirement plans, saving extra for retirement, getting ready for retirement, etc. please visit the retirement section for choices.

Retirees, the University appreciates your service.  Hopefully the resources included here will be useful. 

Privacy information and release form

If you want the Benefits Office to be able to discuss any of your personal health information (insurance plans, coverage levels, spending account balances, etc.) with someone such as a spouse, domestic partner, or personal assistant, we will need you to fill out a release form.  Visit the Privacy Information website for additional information and to download/print the necessary forms.

Government Offices

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

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.

Merit staff will be billed directly by Blue Cross Blue Shield and Delta Dental.  Faculty, Professional & Scientific, and Merit Supervisory Exempt 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.