If both you and your spouse are employed by the University of Northern Iowa in positions that are eligible for benefits, you may enroll in a double spouse family plan which reduces the employee cost of the health and dental plan. You will be covered under a family plan, which requires a "plan member" and a "spouse." Either spouse may be the "plan member." All claims are filed in the name of the "plan member."
In the event that either employee terminates employment, becomes ineligible to participate in this program, or for some reason does not have any pay coming for any month in which a premium is due, the remaining employee will have the deduction for coverage taken out of his/her paycheck.
If the "plan member" terminates his/her employment at the University, please contact the Benefits department to have the benefits changed to the other spouse's name.