COVID-19 Benefit Changes

All Iowa State University Benefit changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic are documented and detailed below.

Dependent Care Assistant Program and Flexible Spending Account Plans FAQs

March 31, 2021
An FAQ document was created to help answers common questions regarding DCAP and Flex account plan coverage. Please send all other inquiries and follow-up questions to

Defined Contribution Retirement Plans and the CARES Act

April 21, 2020
Use this document to find information on distribution options for your Defined Contribution Retirement funds in response to COVID-19 and the CARES Act.

Flexible Spending Programs

This document details the changes to 2020 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Over-the Counter Drugs and Medicine coverage in response to the newly signed federal CARES ACT.

NEW FOR 2021: Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, hand sanitizers and sanitizing wipes are now considered elgible expenses under the medical FSA if used for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19. The claims process and documentation requirements are the same as other OTC products.