Benefits

Employees with a budgeted appointment of 1/2 time or greater and duration of at least nine continuous months
are eligible for participation in the benefit programs.

Contact Benefits Office

Email
Phone
benefits@iastate.edu
515-294-4800
877-477-7485

ISU Benefits Office Staff

Director
Mike Otis
Benefit Consultants
Jane Walter
Jerilyn Rasmusson
Colleen Schalinske
Dawn Shedarowich
Retirement Consultant
Ann Doty
Program Assistant
Sarah Swenson

Faculty

Prospective New Employees (Benefit Highlights)
New Employee
New Hire Guide
Information for New Employees
Power Point Presentation (2014)
Understanding Benefits Terminology
How to Read the Payroll Information
Web Access Information
Qualifications for Benefits
Domestic Relationship Criteria
Who Is Eligible
Summer Benefits for B base Faculty
Making Future Changes
Open Change Period Information
Medical Plan
Medical - ISU Plan
ISU Plan Prescription Information
Dental Plan
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan Options
Retirement Plan Comparison
Defined Contribution Plan (403b)
Investment Policy Statement
TIAA-CREF
VALIC
Defined Benefit Plan
IPERS
Long Term Disability
Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
Voluntary Eyewear Plan
Voluntary Eyewear Overview
Avesis - Voluntary Eyewear Insurance Coverage
Long Term Care Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
2011 and prior Long Term Care Insurance
COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985)
Initial and Continuation of Health Coverage Notices
COBRA Overview
Preparation for Retirement Checklist

Supervisory/Confidential Merit (Non-Organized)

Prospective New Employees (Benefit Highlights)
New Employee
New Hire Guide
Information for New Employees
Power Point Presentation (2014)
Understanding Benefits Terminology
How to Read the Payroll Information
Web Access Information
Qualifications for Benefits
Domestic Relationship Criteria
Who Is Eligible
Making Future Changes
Open Change Period Information
Medical Plan
Medical - ISU Plan
ISU Plan Prescription Information
Dental Plan
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan Options
Retirement Plan Comparison
Defined Contribution Plan (403b)
Investment Policy Statement
TIAA-CREF
VALIC
Defined Benefit Plan
IPERS
Long Term Disability
Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
Voluntary Eyewear Plan
Voluntary Eyewear Overview
Avesis - Voluntary Eyewear Insurance Coverage
Long Term Care Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
2011 and prior Long Term Care Insurance
COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985)
Initial and Continuation of Health Coverage Notices
COBRA Overview
Preparation for Retirement Checklist

Retirees

Open Change Period Information
Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Supervisory/Confidential Merit
Non-Supervisory Merit
Medical Plan
Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Supervisory/Confidential Merit
Non-Supervisory Merit
Dental Plan
Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Supervisory/Confidential Merit
Non-Supervisory Merit
Basic Life Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
2011 and prior Long Term Care Insurance
Medicare
Social Security

Graduate Assistant

Professional & Scientific

Prospective New Employees (Benefit Highlights)
New Employee
New Hire Guide
Information for New Employees
Power Point Presentation (2014)
Understanding Benefits Terminology
How to Read the Payroll Information
Web Access Information
Qualifications for Benefits
Domestic Relationship Criteria
Who Is Eligible
Making Future Changes
Open Change Period Information
Medical Plan
Medical - ISU Plan
ISU Plan Prescription Information
Dental Plan
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan Options
Retirement Plan Comparison
Defined Contribution Plan (403b)
Investment Policy Statement
TIAA-CREF
VALIC
Defined Benefit Plan
IPERS
Long Term Disability
Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
Voluntary Eyewear Plan
Voluntary Eyewear Overview
Avesis - Voluntary Eyewear Insurance Coverage
Long Term Care Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
2011 and prior Long Term Care Insurance
COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985)
Initial and Continuation of Health Coverage Notices
COBRA Overview
Preparation for Retirement Checklist

Non-Supervisory Merit (Organized)

Prospective New Employees (Benefit Highlights)
New Employee
New Hire Guide
Information for New Employees
Power Point Presentation (2014)
Understanding Benefits Terminology
Web Access Information
Qualifications for Benefits
Domestic Relationship Criteria
Who Is Eligible
Making Future Changes
Open Change Period Information
Medical Plan
Medical - State of Iowa Plan
Dental Plan
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan Options
Retirement Plan Comparison
Defined Contribution Plan (403b)
Investment Policy Statement
TIAA-CREF
VALIC
Defined Benefit Plan
IPERS
Long Term Disability
Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
Voluntary Eyewear Plan
Voluntary Eyewear Overview
Avesis - Voluntary Eyewear Insurance Coverage
Long Term Care Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
2011 and prior Long Term Care Insurance
COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985)
Initial and Continuation of Health Coverage Notices
COBRA Overview
Preparation for Retirement Checklist

Post-Doctoral Associates

Click here for Student & Scholar Insurance Program (Insurance effective until July 31, 2014)
Prospective New Employees (Benefit Highlights)
New Employee
Benefit Guide
Information for New Employees
Power Point Presentation (2014)
International Post-Doctoral Associates
Understanding Benefits Terminology
How to Read the Payroll Information
Web Access Information
Qualifications for Benefits
Domestic Relationship Criteria
Who Is Eligible
Making Future Changes
Open Change Period Information
Health Plan
Health/Prescription Drug - ISU Plan
ISU Plan Prescription Information
Dental Plan
Retirement Plan Benefits
Retirement Benefit
Voluntary Group Supplemental Retirement Plans (Tax Sheltered Annuities)
Information Voluntary Group Supplemental Retirement Plans
After enrolling in one of the Voluntary Group Supplemental Retirement savings plans, you must also complete the agreement below:
Elective Payroll Reduction Agreement Instructions
COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985)
Initial and Continuation of Health Coverage Notices
COBRA Overview
Vendor Value Added Benefits
FMLA (Family & Medical Leave Act)
Graduate College
Forms
New Employee
New Hire Form
Domestic Relationship Form
Making Future Changes
Change Form
Domestic Relationship Form

Retirement Information

Retirement Plan Options
Retirement Plan Comparison
Defined Contribution Plan (403b)
Investment Policy Statement
TIAA-CREF
VALIC
Defined Benefit Plan
IPERS
Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans
Plan Information
Frequently Asked Questions about Roth 403(b)
Saving More for Retirement
Enroll in the Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans:
TIAA-CREF
VALIC
Metlife
Ameriprise Financial
After enrolling in one of the Supplemental (Voluntary) Retirement Savings Plans listed above you must also fill out the agreement below:
Elective Payroll Reduction Agreement Instructions
Phased Retirement Information
Retirement and Financial Seminars and Webinars
Planning for Retirement
Requirements to Retire from ISU
Retirement Benefits Checklist
Faculty, Professional & Scientific, Supervisory/Confidential Merit (Non-Organized)
Non-Supervisory Merit (Organized)
Making Appointments with Retirement Specialists
Retirement Resources
IPERS
TIAA-CREF
VALIC
Internal Revenue Service
Social Security
John Hancock Long Term Care Insurance
Iowa State University Alumni Association
ISU Retirees Association
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at ISU
Retiree Newsletter
My Plan After 50 - Planning Guide for the Non-Financial Aspects of Retirement
CareScout - Nursing home finder

Forms

Affordable Care Act - Marketplace Coverage Options
Benefits Forms Request
Elective Payroll Reduction Agreement Instructions
Sick Leave Conversion to Vacation Request
Retirement Unused Sick Leave Application
Notice of Resignation
Principal Beneficiary Change Form

Health Care Reform

Affordable Care Act - Marketplace Coverage Options
Affordable Care Act - Questions and Answers
IRS Q&A on Individual Shared Responsibility

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Information

Employee Assistance Program
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