Retirees Health Insurance Options

The University of Iowa retirees have a choice between four medical plans: UIChoice, UISelect and two Health Alliance group Medicare options: HMO Plus Rx plan and Health Alliance PPO Rx plan. The Health Alliance group Medicare options are available only to retirees who reside in Iowa and are Medicare eligible.
Retirees enrolled in a Health Alliance group Medicare option may move to UIChoice or UISelect during an open enrollment period. 
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    UIChoice

    A group health plan that consists of medical and prescription drug benefits. Your Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa network is called Blue Choice. The prescription drug benefits use the drug list Blue Rx Complete

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    UISelect

    A group health plan that consists of medical and prescription drug benefits. Your Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa provider network is called Blue Access. The prescription drug benefit formulary is called Blue Rx Value Plus.

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    Health Alliance

    The Health Alliance group Medicare Advantage Options are available only to retirees who reside in Iowa and are Medicare eligible. Two plans are offered - UI HMO Plus Rx and the UI PPO Rx

    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.

    Contact Information

    University Benefits

    Fax
    319-335-2776
    Campus Address
    120 USB
    Mailing Address

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

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