Preparing for Retirement Checklist and Presentation

Prepare for retirement in advance by reviewing the steps to get there.

Retiree Benefits

Professional and Scientific (P&S)
Supervisory/Confidential Merit
Medical, Dental, & Prescription Drug Plans ISU Plan ISU Plan Merit
Basic Life Insurance ISU Plan ISU Plan Merit
Long-Term Care Insurance Long-Term Care Insurance Long-Term Care Insurance
Open Enrollment ISU Plan ISU Plan Merit

    Medical, Dental, and Prescription Drug Plans

    Summary of medical, dental, and prescription drug plan options for retired ISU employees. Please click on the link in the table above for your employee classification.   

    Basic Life Insurance

    Employees who retiree from ISU prior to July 1, 2021, will be eligible for retiree life insurance coverage of $4,000, if enrolled in the basic life coverage for 10 consecutive years immediately preceding retirement.

    Long-Term Care Insurance

    Enrollment for this group product was discontinued.  The decision not to accept new entrants does not in any way affect employees, retirees or dependents already enrolled in this coverage.


    Retirement Plans

    IPERS - Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System

    TIAA - Teachers Insurance Annuity Association


    Additional Benefits & Resources

    Iowa State University Retirees Association

    All ISU retirees, their spouses/partners, living spouses/partners of deceased ISU retirees, and friends are invited to become actively involved in the activities and programs of the ISU Retirees Association. There are no membership dues. 

    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at ISU

    All individuals who are aged 50 or older and desire to continue to expand their knowledge in a wide variety of topics may attend classes organized by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State University. This is a program to enjoy—no tests and no grades. 

    Senior Health Insurance Information Program

    A free, confidential service of the State of Iowa that helps Iowans make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage.


    The official U.S. Government site for Medicare.

    Social Security

    See how Social Security is there for you throughout every stage of your life. Securing today and tomorrow.



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