Health Care & Benefits

Below are Frequently Asked Questions related to healthcare and benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the IU Benefits Changes Related to COVID-19 web page for detailed information related to COVID-19 associated benefit changes and instructions to take advantage of these provisions

COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, and Treatment

Can I request a COVID-19 test?

Information on voluntary asymptomatic and symptomatic testing through IU for students and employees is available on IU’s COVID-19 information site: Testing for COVID-19.

As an alternative, all Hoosiers, regardless of age, can access free COVID-19 testing. Visit the Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Testing website to find a testing location near you.

Last updated February 18, 2021

Can I request a COVID-19 vaccine?

Each state makes the decision on who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Information for Indiana is available at www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine. Links to other state health departments can be found on the CDC website.

Last updated February 18, 2021

Will my IU-sponsored medical plan cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. In-network and out-of-network COVID-19 vaccines are covered at 100% for active members and COBRA participants enrolled in the following IU-sponsored medical plans:

  • Employee plans (Anthem PPO $500 Deductible, Anthem PPO HDHP, IU Health HDHP)
  • Anthem Under-65 PPO HDHP Retiree Plan
  • Anthem Graduate Appointee (GA) PPO Plan
  • IU Resident PPO Plan (Medical and Optometry Residents)

For specific questions about your coverage, call the number on the back of your medical plan ID card.

Last updated February 18, 2021

Will my IU-sponsored medical plan cover the cost of COVID-19 testing?

Yes. In-network testing for COVID-19 is covered at 100% through the end of the public health emergency (specific date currently unknown, but could change at any time). This means that all out-of-pocket costs (including coinsurance, copays, and deductibles) for the focused test to diagnose COVID-19 and the visit associated with the test are waived. This coverage extends to active members and COBRA participants enrolled on the following plans:

  • Employee plans (Anthem PPO $500 Deductible, Anthem PPO HDHP, IU Health HDHP)
  • Anthem Under-65 PPO HDHP Retiree Plan
  • Anthem Graduate Appointee (GA) PPO Plan
  • IU Resident PPO Plan (Medical and Optometry Residents)

For specific questions about your coverage, call the number on the back of your medical plan ID card.

Last updated February 18, 2021

Will my IU-sponsored medical plan cover the cost of COVID-19 treatment?

Yes. In-network treatment of a diagnosed case of COVID-19 is covered at 100% through the end of the public health emergency (specific date currently unknown, but could change at any time). This means that all copays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket costs for medically necessary services are waived, including physician services, hospitalization, and emergency services. This coverage extends to active members and COBRA participants enrolled on the following plans:

  • Employee plans (Anthem PPO $500 Deductible, Anthem PPO HDHP, IU Health HDHP)
  • Anthem Under-65 PPO HDHP Retiree Plan
  • Anthem Graduate Appointee (GA) PPO Plan
  • IU Resident PPO Plan (Medical and Optometry Residents)

For specific questions about your coverage, call the number on the back of your medical plan ID card.

Last updated February 18, 2021

Will my IU-sponsored medical plan cover the cost of telehealth visits for COVID-related issues?

Yes. Telehealth visits for COVID-related issues are covered at 100% through the end of the public health emergency (specific date currently unknown, but could change at any time). This includes online visits through your IU medical plan telehealth service, or telephonic (audio-only) visits through an in-network provider. Anthem plan members can access LiveHealth Online, and IU Health HDHP members can access IU Health Virtual Visits.

This coverage extends to active members and COBRA participants enrolled on the following plans:

  • Employee plans (Anthem PPO $500 Deductible, Anthem PPO HDHP, IU Health HDHP)
  • Anthem Under-65 PPO HDHP Retiree Plan
  • Anthem Graduate Appointee (GA) PPO Plan
  • IU Resident PPO Plan (Medical and Optometry Residents)

Telehealth visits for non-COVID medical issues are covered with the standard copay/coinsurance and deductible amounts listed on the Telehealth web page. For specific questions about your coverage, call the number on the back of your medical plan ID card.

Last updated February 18, 2021

What should I do if I need a COVID-19 test or treatment and I am not covered by an IU-sponsored medical plan?

If you have coverage through another employer or plan, please contact your insurance company to ask about coverage for both the testing and treatment of COVID-19.

Information on voluntary asymptomatic and symptomatic testing through IU for students and employees is available on IU’s COVID-19 information site: Testing for COVID-19.

Additionally, all Hoosiers, regardless of age, can access free COVID-19 testing. Visit the Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Testing website to find a testing location near you.

Last updated February 18, 2021

Medical, Dental, and Prescription Coverage

What should I do if I am sick and need to see a doctor?

If you feel sick, you should stay home and contact a medical professional. For employees and dependents enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan, the following options are available to quickly access care:

  • Use Telehealth/Visit a Doctor Online [$]

    All IU medical plan members have 24/7 virtual access to board-certified doctors. With telehealth you can receive care for things like the flu or a cold, pink eye, rashes, fever, and more. Doctors are available to assess your condition, provide treatment options, and even send a prescription to your pharmacy.

    Anthem Plan Members: LiveHealth Online

    IU Health Plan Members: IU Health Virtual Visits

  • Visit a Retail Walk-in Clinic [$$]

    Retail walk-in clinics provide care without an appointment for routine illnesses or injury. These clinics may offer extended hours into the evening and weekend, and may provide some lab and x-ray services. Walk-in care is covered by the IU medical plans with applicable copays and deductibles, and is generally less expensive than visiting an urgent care center. Walk-in options include CVS Minute Clinics, Kroger Little Clinics, and many other local locations.

    Search for a provider: Anthem & IU Health

  • Visit an Urgent Care [$$$]

    Urgent care centers treat patients who have a more complex injury or illness that requires immediate care, but is not serious enough to warrant a visit to the ER. These clinics offer extended hours into the evening and weekends, and most provide lab and x-ray services.Urgent care is covered by the IU medical plans with applicable copays and deductibles. Visits typically cost more than visits to your doctor or walk-in clinics.

    Search for a provider: Anthem & IU Health

  • Go to the Emergency Room [$$$$]  

    Never hesitate to use ER care, or dial 9-1-1, when facing a health emergency. ER visits are covered by the IU medical plans with standard copays and deductibles when it is an emergency situation. Non-emergency services received in the ER when more appropriate settings are available may not be covered.

Last updated September 17, 2020

Do IU-sponsored medical plans offer telehealth services? How much does it cost?

Members of IU-sponsored medical plans have 24/7 virtual access to board-certified doctors. Anthem plan members can access LiveHealth Online and IU Health HDHP members can access IU Health Virtual Visits. These visits can address common medical issues and generally cost $59 or less per visit. Additional information can be found on IU HR’s Telehealth web page.

Last updated February 18, 2021

Can I make mid-year changes to my IU medical plan coverage without experiencing an IRS-qualifying Life Event?

Yes. For the 2021 plan year, eligible employees are permitted to make the following medical plan election changes on a prospective basis without providing proof of an IRS-qualifying life event:  

  • Enroll yourself and your eligible dependents (i.e. spouse and/or child(ren) up to age 26) in any IU-sponsored medical plan if you currently waive coverage.
  • Add eligible dependents (i.e. spouse and/or child(ren) up to age 26) to your existing IU-sponsored medical plan coverage.
  • Terminate your IU-sponsored medical plan coverage for yourself and/or your dependents upon written attestation that you and/or dependent(s) are enrolled, or will immediately enroll, in other non-IU medical coverage.

Changes under this provision are based on the date your request is received by IU Human Resources. Any changes to your premiums will be reflected on your first paycheck following the effective date of coverage.

To request a mid-year change:

  • Complete the Special COVID-19 Election Change Form.
  • Attach digital or paper copies of any required supporting documentation to the form.
  • Submit to IU Human Resources at or by mail to the address listed on the form.

For additional details, visit the IU Benefits Updates Related to COVID-19 page.

Last updated February 18, 2021

What can I do to make sure I have the prescription medications I need?

Those enrolled on an IU-sponsored healthcare plan can get a 90-day supply of their maintenance medications through home delivery pharmacy, as well as select retail pharmacies. See the next question about the 90-day supply for more details.

Last updated March 10, 2020

How can I get a 90-day supply of my prescription medications?

For those on maintenance medication, you can change from a 30-day supply to a 90-day supply available at CVS pharmacies. If you don’t have a prescription for a 90-day supply, talk to your doctor to see if a 90-day supply is an option for you. If you have specific questions about the medicine you take, call the pharmacy services number on your ID card.

Last updated March 17, 2020

Are pharmacies prepared for potential drug shortages?

Both Anthem and CVS have indicated they are closely monitoring the global drug manufacturing environment. They do not see any disruptions to the supply chain that will affect their ability to fill prescriptions for plan members, now and into the near future. Members who are on maintenance medications are encouraged to refill them in a timely manner.

In addition, the Food and Drug Administration is closely monitoring medications that are made in China or rely solely on active pharmaceutical ingredients from China. The agency has said it has reminded more than 180 manufacturers to notify the FDA of any potential supply chain disruptions. IU is working with Anthem and CVS to ensure we can notify our IU-sponsored plan members if potential disruptions arise and share contingency plans to address them.

Last updated March 10, 2020

I have a dental emergency. What should I do?

In the event of a dental emergency, try to contact your personal dentist first—many dental offices in Indiana have reopened and are operating at full or near full capacity.

As an alternative, IU Dental Plan participants can see a dentist 24/7/365 virtually through Cigna Dental Virtual Care, powered by The TeleDentists. Through this service, patients meet with a licensed dentist over video to address urgent dental concerns such as pain, infection, swelling, and more. The dentist can also prescribe medications, such as antibiotics and non-narcotic pain relievers, as appropriate.

Consultations through this service cost $45 and will be processed as in-network.

Dentists are available through this service 24/7/365. To request a virtual consultation:

  1. Log in to MyCigna.com (you must connect to the portal via your MyCigna account in order to use the service without having to enter a payment method)
  2. Under “Latest Updates” at the bottom of the page, select the link to See details (there will be a blue heart/plus sign icon near to the link)
  3. Click Get Started in the popup box
  4. Click Sign up to get started or click Log in now if you already have a TeleDentists account
  5. Follow the prompts to request a consultation

Last updated February 18, 2021

Mental & Physical Health

What assistance is available to help me cope with the emotional impact of the situation?

In situations such as these, recognize that feelings such as loneliness, boredom, fear of contracting disease, anxiety, stress, and panic are normal reactions. The resources listed below are available to help you and your family cope with the emotional impact of this situation:

  • Call SupportLinc, IU’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 1-888-881-LINC (5462). This program offers 24/7 access to professionally licensed mental health clinicians who provide confidential, short-term assistance and referrals to help you cope with these types of events. This service is available at no cost to benefit-eligible employees, IU Residents, Graduate Appointees, Fellowship Recipients, and their spouse and dependent children living in the same household.
  • Follow these tips from Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to support your own well-being and overall health so that you are in a strong and stable position to help others do the same.
  • Employees enrolled on an IU-sponsored Anthem medical plan can schedule time to speak with a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist from the privacy of their home through LiveHealth Online, the plan’s telemedicine option.
  • list of counseling resources, including national, statewide and IU campus-specific resources, is available at the Healthy IU website.

Last updated March 26, 2020

What resources are available to help maintain my health during this situation?

Living in times of uncertainty can be overwhelming, but there are steps you can take to help you cope with stress and sustain your personal well-being—mind, body, spirit, and beyond. Visit Healthy IU’s COVID-19 & Personal Well-Being page for a collection of personal well-being resources gathered to support IU employees in the 8 dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, occupational, environmental, social, intellectual, financial, and spiritual. 

Last updated March 25, 2020

Are WW Workshops available on campus?

No. WW is no longer able to provide at-work workshops.

If you are enrolled in the Digital + Workshops membership plan, you can attend virtual or community workshops by following the steps below:

Virtual Workshops

  1. Download the WW Mobile App for your Apple or Android device.
  2. Open Connect in the app (look for the icon with three people at the bottom of your screen).
  3. Click Browse groups at the top of the screen.
  4. Type IN Workshop in the search bar.
  5. Select the location you normally visit.
  6. Don’t see your usual Workshop? Yours has been rolled into a larger Virtual Workshop, so check out other groups in your area.

Community Workshops

  1. Go to WW.com
  2. Click the Find a Workshop tab at the top of the screen
  3. Enter your Zip Code to view the community workshops in your area.

As an alternative, if you are enrolled in the Digital + Workshops membership plan and do not wish to attend community or virtual workshops, you can switch to the Digital Only membership by contacting WW at 866-204-2885.

Last updated July 28, 2020

Can I access WW Workshops virtually if I normally attend in person?

Yes. Beginning March 19, 2020, members with a Digital + Workshops membership can attend virtual workshops through Connect—WW’s private social network exclusively for WW members. To find your group:

  1. Download the WW Mobile App for your Apple or Android device.
  2. Open Connect in the app (look for the icon with three people at the bottom of your screen).
  3. Click Browse groups at the top of the screen.
  4. Type IN Workshop in the search bar.
  5. Select the location you normally visit.
  6. Don’t see your usual Workshop? Yours has been rolled into a larger Virtual Workshop, so check out other groups in your area.

Your link to join and a schedule of Workshop times will be available in your Virtual Studio. It will also be a hub for you and fellow Studio members to post, get strategies from a WW Coach, and stay updated. Virtual workshops typically have about 100-150 attendees in them.

Last updated July 28, 2020

Tax Saver Benefit (TSB) & Health Savings Account (HSA)

Can I adjust my TSB Dependent Care election if my worksite changes?

Yes. If your worksite location changes and affects your need for dependent care, you may adjust your election accordingly within 30 days of the event. For example, if you typically work in an office setting, but begin working remotely from home, and your dependent care expenses decrease because of this change, you may decrease your TSB Dependent Care election.

If your worksite change was due to the COVID-19 pandemic “Stay at Home” order, please provide a copy of the Governor’s Executive Order as your supporting documentation. For all other worksite location changes, your supporting documentation must consist of a notice from your supervisor detailing the changes to your worksite including the date of the change, your prior worksite location, and your new worksite location. Notice must come from your supervisor’s official IU email address or on university letterhead.

How to change your TSB Dependent Care election:

  1. Go to One.IU
  2. Search for and select the Employee Center
  3. Select the Benefits tile
  4. Click the Start Life Event button
  5. Choose the radio button next to Change in Cost of Dependent Care
  6. Enter the As Of date (this is the actual date of the event)
  7. Upload supporting documentation
  8. Follow the prompts to make your election change(s)
  9. Do not forget to click Submit to send your election change(s) to IU Human Resources
  10. A confirmation email will be sent to your IU email address once your elections have been submitted. If you do not receive this email, your changes were not submitted properly.

If you missed the deadline to submit your life event (i.e. it has been more than 30 days since your worksite change), see the question below, “Can I adjust my TSB Healthcare or Dependent Care election without experiencing an IRS-qualifying life event?” for additional options to adjust your election.

Last updated June 16, 2020

Can I adjust my TSB Dependent Care election due to a school/daycare closure or reopening?

Yes. Both of these events are IRS-qualifying Life Events that would allow you to change your TSB Dependent Care election accordingly within 30 days of the event. Your request must include supporting documentation from your care provider that states the date of the closure/reopening. This can be in the form of a personalized or generic letter, email, or notice from the provider’s website.

How to change your TSB Dependent Care election:

  1. Go to One.IU
  2. Search for and select the Employee Center
  3. Select the Benefits tile
  4. Click the Start Life Event button
  5. Choose the radio button next to Change in Cost of Dependent Care
  6. Enter the As Of date (this is the actual date of the event)
  7. Upload supporting documentation
  8. Follow the prompts to make your election change(s)
  9. Do not forget to click Submit to send your election change(s) to IU Human Resources
  10. A confirmation email will be sent to your IU email address once your elections have been submitted. If you do not receive this email, your changes were not submitted properly.

If you missed the deadline to submit your life event (i.e. it has been more than 30 days since the school/daycare facility closure or reopening), see the question below, “Can I adjust my TSB Healthcare or Dependent Care election without experiencing an IRS-qualifying life event?” for additional options to adjust your election.

Last updated June 16, 2020

Are there other IRS-qualifying life events that would allow me to make mid-year changes to my TSB election(s)?

Yes. Visit the Life Events & Benefits Changes site for a full list of IRS-qualifying Life Events and the associated election changes that can be made. 

If you wish to change your TSB election, but you have not experience an IRS-qualifying Life Event, see the question below, “Can I adjust my TSB Healthcare or Dependent Care election without experiencing an IRS-qualifying life event?” for additional options to adjust your election.

Last updated June 16, 2020

Can I adjust my TSB Healthcare or Dependent Care election without experiencing an IRS-qualifying life event?

Yes. Normally, benefit elections must stay in place for the entire plan year, and cannot be changed unless you experience an IRS-qualifying Life Event. Due to the pandemic, the IRS has significantly relaxed these rules to allow certain mid-year changes to your 2021 TSB elections, without experiencing an IRS-qualifying Life Event, on a prospective basis (i.e. from the date your change request is received by IU Human Resources going forward).

Allowed changes include enrolling in the plan, increasing your contributions, or decreasing/stopping your contributions. If you choose to decrease/stop your contributions, you may only decrease your annual election to the value of YTD payroll deductions up to the date your change request is received by IU Human Resources. No refunds will be given.

To request an election change under this provision:

  1. Complete the Special COVID-19 Election Change Form.
  2. Make digital or paper copies of any required supporting documentation.
  3. Submit the completed form and documentation to IU Human Resources at or by mail to the address listed on the form.

Last updated June 16, 2020

What enhancements were made to TSB spending accounts as a result of recent legislation?

The following enhancements were made to TSB Healthcare accounts in 2020:

  1. The maximum carryover limit was increased from $500 to $550 beginning with the 2020 plan year.
  2. Over-the-counter medications without a doctor’s prescription and menstrual care products are now considered qualified health expenses.
  3. Personal protection equipment (PPE) for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19 (e.g. face masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes)

The following enhancements were made to TSB spending accounts in 2021:

  1. The claims filing deadline for 2020 TSB Healthcare accounts has been extended to April 29, 2021. This gives participants an additional 60 days to submit claims for eligible healthcare expenses incurred in 2020.
  2. The grace period for 2020 TSB Dependent Care accounts has been extended to December 31, 2021. This means that you have from January 1, 2020 (or the initial date of eligibility) through December 31, 2021 to incur eligible dependent care expenses and spend down your 2020 TSB Dependent Care funds. For additional details, see the next question, “How are TSB Dependent Care claims handled during the grace period?
  3. The claims filing deadline for 2020 TSB Dependent Care accounts has been extended to April 15, 2022. This gives participants an additional 12 months to submit claims for eligible dependent care expenses incurred between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021.

For additional information, visit the IU Benefits Updates Related to COVID-19 page.

Last updated May 28, 2021

How are TSB Dependent Care claims handled during the grace period?

For 2020 TSB Dependent Care accounts, the grace period has been extended through December 31, 2021. This means that you have from January 1, 2020 (or the initial date of eligibility) through December 31, 2021 to incur eligible dependent care expenses and spend down your 2020 TSB Dependent Care funds. The claims filing deadline has also been moved to April 15, 2022, allowing for an additional 12 months to submit claims for reimbursement. 

Any unused 2020 funds remaining after the claims deadline are still forfeited, and you are responsible for ensuring that claims are filed under the appropriate plan year.

  • If you have a TSB Dependent Care account for 2020 and 2021 make sure you file online claims under your 2020 balance first. Once those funds are exhausted, file under your 2021 balance. If you file by paper, Nyhart will do this for you automatically.  
  • If you have a TSB Dependent Care account for 2020 but not 2021, claims will be processed under your 2020 balance until those funds are exhausted, or until the claims filing deadline of April 15, 2022, whichever comes first.

2020 and 2021 accounts will remain separate, and claims can only be reimbursed once online, by email, by fax, or by mail to Nyhart. For the 2021 plan year and going forward, eligible expenses may be incurred from January 1 (or the initial date of eligibility) through March 15 of the following year, and the deadline to submit claims is April 15 of the following year.

Last updated February 18, 2021

Can I use my HSA or TSB Healthcare funds to purchase disposable face masks?

Yes.

Retroactively effective to January 1, 2020, personal protection equipment (PPE) for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19 (e.g. face masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes) is eligible for reimbursement through your HSA and TSB Healthcare Spending Account.

Last updated May 28, 2021

Can I use my HSA or TSB Healthcare funds to purchase thermometers?

Yes.

Last updated July 23, 2020

Retirement Plans

I have a question about my retirement account—how do I contact Fidelity at this time?

You are always welcome to contact and IU Human Resources is happy to assist when possible. However, some services must be completed directly with Fidelity by the plan participant. Fidelity remains open and is conducting business as usual with modifications.

Employees can continue to schedule 1:1 appointments with Fidelity, or speak to a Retirement Planner over the phone, to have questions answered, review accounts, change investment options, and discuss retirement planning.

  • Schedule a 1:1 appointment with a Fidelity Retirement Planner virtually or over the phone by visiting the online Appointment Scheduler or by calling 800-642-7131.
  • Call 800-328-6608 to speak to a Retirement Planner over the phone.
  • Attend a Virtual Workshop: Workshops continue to be hosted virtually. Log in to your online Fidelity NetBenefits account to register for upcoming live virtual workshops or to view on-demand webinars.  
  • NetBenefits Website: You can find a wealth of information by logging in to your online Fidelity NetBenefits account.

Contact Fidelity

Last updated February 18, 2021

I have a question about my PERF retirement account—how do I contact INPRS at this time?

You are always welcome to contact  and IU Human Resources is happy to assist when possible. However, some services must be completed directly with PERF by the plan participant. Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) remains open and is conducting business as usual with modifications.

Generally, you will be able to access INPRS resources and services as you usually would with some slight modifications to our operations: 

  • Your online account is accessible as usual and is the best way to quickly access your account information. Log in at www.myINPRSretirement.org. If you need help getting logged in, click here
  • The INPRS team is available via email at . Please be aware; some questions may require INPRS to call you to verify your identity for security purposes. Be sure to provide your phone number along with your email. 
  • INPRS phone lines remain open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Call the Member Service Center toll-free at (844) GO-INPRS or (844) 464-6777. Call wait times may be longer than usual.
  • Effective immediately, INPRS will begin providing all group workshops and most individual counseling appointments via webinar and telephone. You can register for these services using the online scheduling tool.

Last updated February 18, 2021

What provisions of the CARES Act were enacted for the IU retirement plans?

Indiana University adopted the following provisions of the CARES Act for the IU Tax Deferred Account (TDA) and IU 457(b) supplemental retirement plans. These provisions have all expired and are no longer available.

  • Expanded Loan Options: Borrow up to 100% of your account balance, not to exceed $100,000, across both plans (this option ended September 23, 2020)
  • Loan Payment Deferment: This option ended on December 31, 2020
  • Optional suspension of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs): This option ended in 2020.
  • Coronavirus-related Distribution (CRD): Take a distribution of up to $100,000 of your available account balance across both plans (this option ended December 31, 2020)

Questions related to the CARES Act should be directed to Fidelity at 800-343-0860.

Last updated February 18, 2021

What provisions of the CARES Act were enacted for PERF?

INPRS implemented certain CARES Act provisions for all public employees in the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (PERF) retirement plan. These provisions have all expired and are no longer available. For questions, contact PERF at 844-GO-INPRS.

Last updated February 18, 2021

Do the CARES Act provisions apply to all IU retirement plans?

No. Certain CARES Act provisions were adopted for the IU Tax Deferred Account (TDA) and the 457(b) supplemental retirement plans. Additionally, INPRS has implemented certain CARES Act provisions for all public employees in the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (PERF) retirement plan. See the IU Benefits Updates Related to COVID-19 page for details.

The CARES Act provisions do not apply to any other IU-sponsored retirement plan.

Last updated June 16, 2020

If my position is reclassified or I change positions through a Reduction in Force or Corrective Action, can I stay in the same base retirement plan?

If your position change or reclassification causes you to move from Academic/Professional Staff to Support/Service Staff or Temporary with Retirement, or vice versa, you cannot stay in the same base retirement plan. You are automatically enrolled in the retirement plan that you are eligible for, based on your position’s classification. For Support/Service Staff and Temporary with Retirement employees, that is the Retirement & Savings Plan. For Academic and Professional Staff, that is the IU Retirement Plan. Your balance will stay in the previous plan, but you will not receive contributions to that plan going forward. Vesting will not start over if you move between plans.

Last updated August 5, 2020

Tuition Benefit

Will the changes to the 2020-21 academic calendar affect my Tuition Benefit award?

No. For the majority of programs, your coursework will still be split over three terms: Fall, Spring and Summer. The IU Tuition Benefit will continue to be provided for each term.

For programs that are already on a Quarter Term schedule (e.g. Kelley Direct Online MBA or MS), you will need to refer to the academic year schedule of your program. In most cases, you will still experience coursework split into Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. You will continue to receive the IU Tuition Benefit for each term

Visit the IU Tuition Benefit web page for additional information on the IU Tuition Benefit plan, including eligibility and benefit amounts.

Last updated June 16, 2020