You can make the following benefit elections and changes in IowaBenefits.
IowaBenefits Username and Password
IowaBenefits requires a username and password.
If this will be the first time you access IowaBenefits, you will need to create a username and password. Click here for step-by-step instructions in creating a username and/or password.
You can also call IowaBenefits technical assistance at 866-415-7872 (Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) if you need your Login ID or if you have trouble using this system.
If you know your IowaBenefits username and password, you do not need to change your username and password.
Enrolling in Benefits in IowaBenefits
Once you have logged into IowaBenefits, you will go through a series of screens.
A new enhancement to IowaBenefits is when you log in, you will be prompted to review your beneficiary information and personal information.
Make sure that you are on the “Open Enrollment Benefits” tab and click on the “Get Started” button for 2019 medical.
First, you will be taken to medical screens. Click on the medical plan you want or decline coverage. If you want family coverage, add the dependents you want covered. Once you have made your selection, scroll down the page and click the “Save” button.
Once you save your medical election, you will click the “Get Started” button to begin dental enrollment. You will select dental insurance or decline coverage. If you want family coverage, add the dependents you want covered. Once you have made your selection, scroll down the screen and click the “Save” button.
Once you save the dental enrollment, IowaBenefits will display the “Get Started” button for 2019 Flexible Spending (FSA). Regardless of whether or not you want to participate, you must either enroll or decline FSA before you will see the confirmation screen.
Once you have enrolled or declined FSA benefits and saved those actions, IowaBenefits will display the confirmation screen as shown below.
If you do not see this page, you have NOT saved your choices and are NOT enrolled in benefits.
IowaBenefits and Social Security Numbers
When you are in IowaBenefits, check that your spouse or domestic partner, and/or dependents’ Social Security numbers are correct.
It is important that your covered family members’ Social Security numbers are correct to meet the new health coverage reporting required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The State will be required to issue a statement to every employee about his or her previous year’s health care coverage. You will need this information when filing your personal income tax return. The new provision requires us to report your health care coverage to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS requires this information be reported using the SSN of the contract holder and each dependent covered under your health care coverage. If the covered family members’ Social Security numbers are missing or incorrect, you may be assessed an IRS penalty ($50 per violation).