Human Resource Services will host an informational session on retiree health care options in retirement. Join us to learn about Medicare basics, supplemental plans, MedicareBlue Rx Plans (Part D), and Medicare Advantage Plans. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The hour-long session will be presented by Cory Tilson from Wellmark, February 6 at 10 a.m. in Gilchrist 009. Please register in advance.
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Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, free COVID-19 test kits are now available and can be ordered through COVIDtest.gov. Four rapid test kits are available per household.
UnityPoint and MercyOne hospitals and clinics have online systems that allow patients to contact their care teams virtually. Through these platforms you are also able to request prescription refills, access test results, and read provider notes. Doctor on Demand, UNI’s option for a virtual office visit, allows 24/7 care for common symptoms.
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Delta Dental and Principal Financial provide discounts for hearing devices and exams to our employees. Employees and their dependents have access to discounts through Blue365 and their health insurance enrollment as well as discounts with Amplifon through Delta Dental. Principal Financial offers discounts through American Hearing Benefits, Inc. (AHB) for employees, their dependents and other qualified family members.
Human Resource Services will host two informational sessions on retiring from UNI, for faculty and staff planning to retire soon or in the foreseeable future. Participants will learn guidelines and benefits available at retirement from UNI. The hour-long sessions will be presented by Therese Callaghan, Employee Well-being Coordinator, on January 5 at 10 a.m and 2 p.m. in Gilchrist 007. Please register in advance.
January 5 | 10 a.m. | Click Here to Register
The 2023 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period is going on now and will run through November 30, 2022. During this time you may learn what is new for 2023, as well as review and change your benefit elections. Any changes made to your benefit elections will be effective January 1, 2023. No action is needed if you do not wish to make changes to health, dental, vision, or VTL. However, employees wishing to contribute to a Flex Spending Account (FSA) must enroll or re-enroll each year.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority recently awarded UNI the recognition of being a "2022 Best Place for Working Parents". Their assessment concluded that UNI has family-friendly policies and practices in place that display a commitment of supporting working parents. As a community and business, UNI recognizes that supporting our employees is foundational to the success of our students, campus and greater community.
UNI has two health plans available for eligible employees, the UNI PPO (Alliance Select) and the UNI Blue Advantage (HMO). The UNI PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) plan provides coverage whether you are in-network or out-of-network, but you pay more for services provided outside of the network. The network for this plan is nationwide and is available in over 200 countries. The UNI Blue Advantage is known as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). This plan provides coverage only in the state of Iowa.
The Black Hawk County Health Department issued a press release regarding the county’s response to Monkeypox. Prevention is our frontline defense against any virus or illness. This includes eating well, getting adequate rest, and regularly washing hands/using hand sanitizer. As a reminder, the cost of vaccinations and testing are covered through the UNI’s self-insured health plans.