University of Iowa Departing Students
Short-Term Health and Dental Insurance
Short-term health and dental insurance is available for those who were University of Iowa students, immediately after they graduate or leave school.
If you wish to utilize this option, you must complete the application within 45 days of graduation or leaving the University.
You may continue coverage for up to 12 months. You may seek care from any provider you choose. However, if you use an Iowa “Alliance Select Provider” or Delta Dental provider, your costs will generally be much lower. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), Mercy Hospital, and Family Practice Clinics are Alliance Select Providers in Iowa City. The College of Dentistry is a Delta Dental provider in Iowa City.
HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE RATES
Insurance rates for those who were University of Iowa students, immediately after they graduate or leave school, are the same as those for current students.
SECOND OPTION FOR THOSE WHO WERE GRADUATE STUDENTS
Those who were graduate students may also choose insurance continuation with UIGRADcare. For information on UIGRADcare, please review our graduate student health insurance site.
To enroll, simply complete the continuation enrollment form and return the form to The University of Iowa, Benefits Office, 120 University Services Building, Suite 40, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1911, within 45 days of graduating or leaving the University.
Coverage will begin the first day of the month following graduation or leaving the university.
Questions regarding premium charges should be directed to the University Benefits Office at 120-40 University Services Building, or call (319) 335-2676 or toll-free at (877) 830-4001.
For more information and/or and application, please review the plan booklet.