Sick Leave Insurance Program (SLIP) 

This program is an opportunity for state employees who are eligible for an Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) bona fide retirement to use all or part of their unused sick leave balance to pay the employer share of their health insurance premiums after they retire or until such time as they meet one of the ineligibility reasons, as listed below:

  • The retiree returns to permanent state employment
  • The retiree turns 65 years of age (Medicare bridge program)
  • The retiree exhausts their SLIP balance
  • The retiree becomes deceased
  • The retiree terminates insurance benefits with the State's group health insurance program
  • The retiree fails to pay any employee share due

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional SLIP questions, visit the Human Resources Enterprise SLIP website.

For questions regarding your Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) retirement, 
contact IPERS directly at:

     (515) 281-0020, available 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
     (800) 622-3849, available 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Updated October 2021