Prospective/New Employees

Iowa State University's commitment to our 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 Information for New Employees

Benefits at ISU


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 Plans

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, long-term care insurance, employee assistance program and other vendor-offered discounts to help enhance your quality of life on and off the job.

Leave Plans

Holidays, sick time, vacation, paid time off, leaves of absence and flexible work options.

Retiree Benefits

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

For more information regarding Iowa State's benefit options, including plans available, please vist our website at

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