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Employee Benefits

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Iowa capital domeThe 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.

Leave Programs

State employees are eligible for a variety of leave.

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. 


Through the State’s wellness program, “Healthy Opportunities,” a variety of wellness services are available to employees, such as discounts at fitness centers, wellness information, personal health assessment, on-site health screenings, webcasts, and stop-smoking assistance to list just a few.

Workers' Compensation

All employees are covered by the State of Iowa Worker's Compensation Law. The law covers on-the-job accidents and occupational diseases. Benefits are determined by the State of Iowa statute.


Updated 12/26/2018