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2013 Benefits Open Enrollment

Health Coverage
Instructions and Information for
Completing Your Personal Enrollment

These instructions will assist you in completing your Personal Enrollment for The University of Iowa Benefits Program.

Health Coverage

The University contributes towards the cost of health and dental insurance for permanent University faculty, professional and scientific staff, and supervisory exempt merit staff holding a 50% time or greater appointment.

Health Coverage. Description and comparison of plans.  Enrollment is optional. If you do not want coverage, select option number “90.” If you want medical coverage, you must select from the medical programs shown. Once the type of coverage is selected, enter that number on the line labeled “Option Code.”

Comparison sheet (pdf) and Usage Guide 


Changes and cost for 2013

There are no changes to the UIChoice premiums or coverage for 2013.

At the recommendation of The Funded Retirement and insurance Committee, the CHIP II health insurance plan is being closed effective 12/31/2012. 

Those insured under that plan who wish to maintain health insurance coverage through the University must select the UIChoice plan during open enrollment.

The UIChoice plan:

The CHIP II health insurance plan was closed due to declining enrollment and increasing premiums:


Employee Only
Employee and Spouse
Employee and Children
Employee and Family
UI contribution
Employee Cost



Questions? Need Help?

If you have questions or concerns regarding the enrollment process, please contact:

University Benefits
120-40 USB

Email: benefits@uiowa.edu

Web Site: www.uiowa.edu/hr/benefits

Phone: 319-335-2676 or
877-830-4001 (toll free)

Fax: 319-335-2776