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Operations Manual The University of Iowa

PART III. HUMAN RESOURCES
DIVISION III COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS


CHAPTER 18: INSURANCE

(Amended 9/93; 10/94; 10/95; 9/97; 7/99; 10/01; 7/02; 10/04; 2/07; 1/11)

18.1 Eligibility
18.2 Life Insurance
18.3 Long-Term Disability Insurance
18.4 Medical and Dental Programs
18.5 Retirement Programs
18.6 (Reserved for future use)
18.7 Unemployment Compensation

18.1 ELIGIBILITY.
(Amended 7/02; 10/04; 2/07)

18.2 LIFE INSURANCE.
(Amended 7/02; 1/11)

Coverage begins as of the first day of the month following the employee's appointment. Faculty, professional and scientific staff members have a choice of coverage in the amount of $50,000 or 2, 2.5, or 3 times their salary, while merit staff covered by the bargaining agreement have coverage in the amount of 2 times their salary.

The employee may name anyone as beneficiary or beneficiaries, and may change the beneficiary at any time by the completion of the proper form which is available on the Employee Self Service web site.
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18.3 LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE.
The effective date of the Long Term Disability Insurance coverage for faculty and professional and scientific staff is January 1 of the year following one year of continuous employment. For Merit staff coverage begins the first of the month following one year of continuous employment. A staff member who is not actively working at that time becomes eligible on the date of return to work.

18.4 MEDICAL AND DENTAL PROGRAMS.
(Amended 10/04)

The University offers to faculty and staff members a selection of medical and dental programs. Membership is open to eligible faculty and Professional and Scientific staff members on the first day of the month following their first day of employment. Merit staff are eligible for medical and dental insurances on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Medical and dental benefits are explained in detail in booklets furnished by the University Benefits Office, 120 University Services Building, or at http://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits.
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18.5 RETIREMENT PROGRAMS.
See III-11.4; see also http://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/retirement.
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18.6 (RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE.)

18.7 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION.
All University staff members, with the exception of certain students, are eligible for unemployment compensation. The cost of the program is paid entirely by the University. The local Iowa Workforce Development Office takes applications for compensation and will explain an employee's rights and obligations. Departments having questions concerning the program may contact the University's Employee and Labor Relations Office, 121-20 University Services Building.
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