Vendor Discounts

There may be other additional discounts in the community that are not included in the following information. Below is a listing of the known value-added services with our current benefits vendors:

All employees are encouraged to research and compare prices and services before purchasing, signing any contract or making any arrangements. Any arrangements, services or products from any discount program are strictly between the employee, as a consumer, and the merchant, and are the sole responsibility of the individual employee.

All vendor discount services are offered at the discretion of the vendor. The State of Iowa and ISU assume no responsibility for any arrangements, contracts, purchases or disputes between an individual employee and any discount merchant.

Additional benefits with enrollment in any Delta Dental of Iowa plan:

  • Elect to have your explanation of benefits delivered electronically instead of through the mail. Create an account at
  • All Delta Dental subscribers have access to an EyeMed vision discount program through DeltaVision.

Additional benefits with medical enrollment in any Wellmark BC/BS plan:

  • Elect to have explanation of benefits delivered electronically instead of through the mail. Sign up here for this great benefit through Wellmark.
  • Blue365 Member Discounts and Services: As a member of the Blues, you have access to discounts and services through Blue365 related to diet, family care, financial, fitness, hearing, travel and vision. Available discounts and contact information are found here on the Wellmark website. 
  • Identity Protection Services

Wellmark is enhancing value-added benefits by offering identity protection services! Wellmark health members are eligible to receive identity protection services. Members can enroll through their myWellmark account online or over the phone by calling 866-486-4812.

Members will need their Wellmark ID card and the following enrollment code: 4170999624, also found on the member’s myWellmark account, when they sign up for services.

Wellmark is working with identity protection services provider, ID Experts, to deliver a robust list of identity protection services. ID Experts will provide members with the same level of service they expect from Wellmark. Eligible members will have access to the following services at no cost:

  • Credit monitoring: Monitors activity that may affect a member’s credit record.
  • Cyber monitoring: Monitoring the web 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to make sure member information has not been stolen.
  • Fraud detection: Alerts members when activity has been identified and protects them from all types of identity theft.
  • Complete identity recovery: Concierge-style services to help members recover your identity if it has been compromised.
  • Reimbursement insurance: $1 million of identity-theft recovery insurance.

The following are available when enrolled in ISU basic life:

Travel Assistance

As an employee covered by a group term life insurance policy form Principal Life Insurance Company, you are eligible for travel assistance services provided by AXA Assistance.

You, your spouse and dependent children (whether traveling together or separately) have access to travel, medical, legal and financial assistance plus emergency medical evacuation benefits when traveling domestically or internationally 100 or more miles away from home for up to 120 consecutive days.

These services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information visit:

Identity Theft Kit and Legal Documents

This is a big expense saver for families and a great value-added benefit!

Services are available through ARAG/Principal Financial Group. You may begin using these free documents at any time by visiting:

  • Will
  • Living Will
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Financial Power of Attorney Preparation

ARAG provides you with the information on how to protect and restore your identify if it is stolen.

To begin this service from the ARAG web site, click on:

  • “Register Here” on the right-hand column of the screen.
  • The system will require you to enter the Iowa State University group policy number 1116190.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about this service, contact Customer Care at:

The following are available when enrolled in ISU Life and/or Long-Term Disability:

  • Hearing Aid Program – Free annual screenings through American Hearing Benefits, Inc. Eligible for up to 60% off digital hearing aids with two-ear warranty at no additional charge. For information go Here or 877-890-4694
  • Laser Vision Correction – Through the National Lasik Network, administered by LCA-Vision, Inc., you, your spouse and dependent children receive savings on one of the most frequently performed elective surgeries in America. For information go to: or call 888-647-3937.
  • Link to all Discounts and Services available through Principal.