COBRA Benefits

UNI offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible
employees and their qualified dependents. Employees have
the option to enroll in health, dental & vision insurance plans.
Use this site to review an overview of the University provided benefits
along with the corresponding premiums.
Health, Dental & Vision Benefits

List of Health, Dental & Vision Benefits


Complete List of Benefits




Frequently Asked Questions: Click Here



Forms and Resources
Merit AFSCME and Merit Confidential: COBRA Rates (PDF)
Faculty, Academic Administrator, Institutional Official, Merit Supervisory, and P&S: COBRA Rates (PDF)
United States Department of Labor
 



Quick Tips
Under federal law, UNI is required to offer covered employees and covered family members the opportunity for a temporary extension of health, dental, and/or vision coverage when coverage would otherwise end due to certain qualifying events.

If COBRA coverage is elected, you will pay the full premium cost plus a 2% administrative fee.
 


Description of COBRA

Under federal law, University of Northern Iowa is required to offer covered employees and covered family members the opportunity for a temporary extension of health, dental, and vision coverage at group rates when coverage under the plan would otherwise end due to certain qualifying events (i.e. termination of your employment or a reduction of hours). If COBRA coverage is elected, you will pay the full premium cost plus a 2% administrative fee.

If you are the covered spouse of an employee of UNI, you may have the right to elect continuation of coverage for yourself if you lose group health, dental, or vision coverage for any of the following reasons:

  • A termination of your spouse’s employment or reduction of your spouse’s work hours.

  • The death of your spouse.

  • Divorce or legal separation from your spouse.

  • Your spouse becomes entitled to Medicare.

If you are the dependent child of an employee of UNI, you may have the right to elect continuation of coverage for yourself if you lose group health, dental, or vision coverage for any of the following reasons:

  • A termination of the employee’s employment or reduction of the employee’s work hours.

  • The death of the employee.

  • Parent’s divorce or legal separation.

  • The employee becomes entitled to Medicare.

  • You cease to be a “dependent child” under policy definition.

Once Human Resource Services is notified that a qualifying event has occurred, they will in turn notify covered individuals of their right to elect continuation of coverage.













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Date Updated:February 22, 2012