Employee Benefits

Iowa State University's commitment to its employees is demonstrated by the compensation and benefits package provided to you. In addition to your direct compensation as an ISU employee, a significant amount is spent on the benefits available to you and your family.





Benefits-eligible faculty and staff have the option to enroll in medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and flexible spending accounts.

Retirement Plan

Employees have three major vehicles for building retirement income: IPERS, 403(b) Basic Plan and 403(b) Voluntary Plan.

Additional Benefits

ISU offers a vision discount program, individual disability income insurance, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement and other vendor offered discounts to help enhance your quality of life on and off the job.

Time and Absence

Iowa State University provides faculty and staff with numerous time and absence options.

Retiree Benefits

Medical, prescription and dental insurance options available to retired ISU faculty and staff.


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