State of Iowa Health Benefits


Mark Your Calendar for the 2021 Enrollment and Change Period 
September 28-October 30, 2020

September 2020 

The annual Enrollment and Change period is your opportunity to review health and dental insurance options, supplemental life insurance coverage, and decide whether you want to contribute to a Health Care and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) in 2021.

The next edition of HRExpress, which will be emailed to you later this month, will contain detailed information about benefits, premium rates, instructions on how to make changes, and schedules for informative webcasts.

Here are some helpful highlights for employees to review in preparation of Enrollment and Change:

  • Health and Dental Enrollment for 2021 - If you do not make any changes to your health or dental insurance during this Enrollment and Change period, your 2020 options and coverage level will remain the same in 2021.
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Increase and FSA Sign-Up 
    • To participate in the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or the Dependent Care FSA, or both, you MUST ENROLL each year in IowaBenefits.
    • The maximum Health FSA contribution increases to $2,750 in 2021, up from $2,700 in 2020. The maximum Dependent Care FSA contribution remains at $5,000. 
  • Health Insurance - The Iowa Choice and National Choice options (for non-SPOC employees) and Alliance Select (for SPOC-covered employees only) will continue to be offered in 2021.

Even if you don’t need to make updates in IowaBenefits, we recommend you sign in to review and update information such as your beneficiary designation or dependent(s) as needed.