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Employee Benefits

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The State of Iowa’s commitment to its employees is demonstrated by the compensation and benefits package provided to you by the State of Iowa.  In addition to your direct compensation as a State of Iowa employee, a significant amount is spent on the benefit plans available to you and your family.

  Health Insurance

The State of Iowa offers employees one health plan (administered by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield) with two provider network options. 

  Dental Insurance

The dental plan provides coverage for a broad range of preventive services and comprehensive coverage for most conditions requiring dental diagnosis and treatment, including orthodontic treatment for children.

  Life Insurance

The State of Iowa's life insurance plan provides your family financial protection in the case of your death. If you are a full-time benefit-eligible employee, the life insurance plan provides you with a basic term life insurance benefit at no cost to you. In addition, you have an opportunity to purchase additional life insurance coverage at very economical group rates through payroll deduction.

  Long Term Disability Insurance

The State provides you with long term disability insurance if you become disabled. The State pays the full cost of this life insurance coverage.

 Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, professional service to help you and your family members deal with problems before they begin to affect your health, happiness or success.

  Employee Discount Programs

The Employee Discount Programs allows you to save money by offering savings on popular goods and services.

  Flexible Spending Accounts

You may defer a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for unreimbursed health, dental and dependent care expenses. 


A variety of wellness services are available to employees including discounts at fitness centers.

The Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise is providing this information about the State of Iowa’s benefits. The information on this web page is subject to change. Nothing herein shall be construed as a guarantee of benefits. This webpage is not a complete description of the State of Iowa’s benefit plans. Nothing on this web page supersedes or changes any of the terms and conditions of any plan documents, insurance policies, or other legal agreements. If the wording in this web page contradicts any plan documents, laws, regulations, administrative rules, insurance policies, or other legal agreements, the wording in the official documents and agreements will govern.

Updated 02/11/2020