Preparing to Retire General Information

There are normally two options available for retirement: Regular and Phased

Regular Retirement

You must be at least 55 years of age to be eligible for retiree benefits.  If you leave the University any time after age 55, you are eligible for certain benefits.  You must contact the Benefits Office for information.  You should establish a retirement date with your department.  Contact the Benefits Office at least six weeks prior to your retirement date to schedule an appointment to complete the necessary paperwork. 

Phased Retirement

Phased retirement is an excellent benefit, however you must receive approval from your department and the appropriate administrative offices in order to participate. The request to enter the program may not be approved if it is deemed not to be in the best interest of the institution. 

Preparing to Retire Class

Prior to your retirement, you may also want to consider attending the session on the financial considerations of Retirement.  This UI "Preparing for Retirement" session is offered through the Benefits Office and UI Learning and Development.

The next sessions will be held:

September 30, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presentations from last Session:

To register for one of these sessions, sign on to Employee Self Service and go to My Training. If you’d also like to have your spouse/partner attend, please email to reserve a seat. 

Early Retirement Incentive Program

From time to time, early retirement programs are approved as a tool to help the University address specific budget shortfalls.

Contact Information

University Benefits

Campus Address
120 USB
Mailing Address

120 University Services Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.