Health Plans Available to Retirees before Eligible for Medicare
The State offers retirees the following health plans.
- Iowa Choice
- National Choice
One health care plan with two network options:
Health Insurance Plans Premiums
The cost for retiree health coverage is the total health insurance premium. The retiree health insurance premium may change usually on an annual basis.
A way to lower the retiree cost for health insurance coverage is the Sick Leave Insurance Program (SLIP). SLIP is an opportunity for eligible retirees to use all or part of their unused sick leave balance to pay the state’s share of their health care premiums until they are eligible for Medicare.
For more information about the Sick Leave Insurance Program (SLIP), review the DAS Sick Leave Insurance Program (SLIP) website.