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, we provide a variety of  benefit plans and programs for you and your family.

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. 

 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. 

Health Insurance

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

Health and Wellbeing

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

 Life Insurance

The State of Iowa's life insurance plan provides your family financial protection in the case of your death. Eligible full-time employees, qualify for a basic term life insurance benefit at no cost.

 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.

Retirement Investors' Club

Employer-sponsored voluntary retirement savings program for employees of the state of Iowa and participating public entities.


Iowa OSHA (IOSH) grants every employee safety rights and responsibilities.  No matter your role in State government, prioritizing safety benefits everyone involved.

Worker's Compensation

You may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits for injuries or illness occurring in and arising out of your employment.

Total Compensation Calculator

Your wage is just one part of your total compensation. Unlock the complete value of the State of Iowa benefits with our Total Compensation Calculator. It offers a comprehensive view of what your annual compensation could look like, encompassing salary and State-provided benefits such as medical and dental premiums, retirement, and more. This tool enables you to gain a clearer understanding of the benefits you receive as a State of Iowa employee.


Benefit Providers

Contact information for all of the State of Iowa benefit providers.


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.