Medical, Dental, Hospitalization and Pharmacy Coverage

Complete information on medical and dental coverage for resident and fellow physicians and their dependents is available on the University of Iowa Human Resources website.

The University of Iowa reserves the right to change the benefits programs at any time. As with all benefits programs, the University of Iowa is unable to guarantee that the details listed and coverages of these benefits programs will be in effect throughout your employment.

Insurance/Benefits Start Dates

Wellmark BlueCross/BlueShield and Delta Dental insurance plans begin on the first of the month after the initial GME contract start date. For example, residents who begin training on 06/24 have insurance that becomes effective 07/01. Residents and fellows who begin training on 07/01 will have an insurance effective date as of 08/01.

Occasionally, residents/fellows and their dependents may incur bills for medically necessary care received between the contract start date and the insurance coverage effective date (the "Gap"). When that occurs, GME will pay the expenses. To submit bills, bring them to the GME Office. New residents and fellows will receive enrollment instructions and coverage information in their online orientation materials.