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Health Reform Update
In January of this year, Human Resources conducted several Health Care Reform educational sessions in an effort to provide accurate information about the legislation and the University’s intent to maintain an employer sponsored health plan.
Beginning January 1, 2014, the health reform law requires most individuals have health insurance or risk paying a penalty. You may have seen advertisements about options that will be available to you through the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange, known as Connect for Health Colorado beginning in 2014. As your employer, the University cares about your health and well-being. And, although we cannot make health care coverage decisions for you and your family, we want to continue to provide information to help educate you about what will be available, your choices, options and how the health care reform law affects you.
On July 2, 2013, the Treasury Department announced that it is delaying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s employer “shared responsibility” (i.e., “play or pay” mandate) and related employer and insurer reporting obligations until 2015. Because the University’s intent is to maintain our employer sponsored plan, this decision has little impact. This announcement will not affect your current coverage and it does not eliminate the need for each individual to have health insurance or pay a penalty beginning January 1, 2014.
We recently provided a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC), which enables you to compare important information about the University’s health coverage options in a standard format. The SBC’s for all plans are available for review at http://www.du.edu/hr/benefits/2012_2013_benefits_choices.html.
We also assembled FAQ’s from the Health Care Reform Educational Sessions held in January. They are available for review at http://www.du.edu/hr/healthcarereform.html. You may also contact Human Resources with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado Health Benefit Exchange (Connect for Health Colorado)
While the University is maintaining the employer sponsored plan, employees may choose coverage under the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange (the “Exchange”) as of January 1, 2014. Benefit plans and rates will be available for review starting October 1, 2013. The Exchange provides a website that allows you to shop for coverage and compare available plan options based on price, benefits, and quality. Preliminary plan and rate information is available at www.connectforhealthco.com.
Note: The University is not able to advise employees on plans offered through the Exchange. However, our intent is to keep you informed and provide education. There are some things to keep in mind:
Continuing to keep you informed on the new health reform law
As shared with DU employees in the DU Digest, the University of Denver is continuing to share information with faculty and staff members about the new health reform law to take effect Jan. 1, 2014. This includes open forums held by Human Resources earlier this year, and a special website regarding health reform and the changes that will affect employees as well as employer-sponsored plans.
Though the University is maintaining its employer-sponsored plan, we are required to provide all employees with this notification regarding your options for health care access and in particular access to the state exchanges.
For benefits-eligible employees, DU’s health plan meets all of the health reform law requirements to comply with the individual mandate under the law. Yet as an employer, DU is required to send this notification so that you are aware of options to satisfy the individual mandate to have health insurance.
Additional information about the Exchange will be provided by October 1 as required by health reform law. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the health reform law, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com.
Updated September 24, 2013
University of Denver connects community members for savings
The University of Denver has programs in place to connect its community members to area businesses, benefitting individuals as well as merchants.
The largest program is the DU Zone program. Anyone in the extended DU community (students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, community members) can get a free DU Zone card to enjoy special discounts and offers provided by more than 50 businesses near the DU campus. More information about the DU Zone card can be found at http://www.du.edu/communityvisitors/duzone/index.html.
Under a separate program, DU employees can enjoy additional discounts via their Pioneer ID card. For a list of these employee-only offers, please visit http://www.du.edu/hr/benefits/Additional_Benefits_FY14.pdf.
The University is working to add more discounts and offers to these programs.
Updated June 28, 2013
HelloWallet is a powerful online tool to help you manage your day-to-day expenses, build your savings, and plan for the future. All benefited University of Denver employees are eligible to utilize this resource free of charge. Click here for more information.
Updated February 18, 2013
As a result of a coordinated effort by multiple University departments including Human Resources, the Bursar’s Office, Controller’s Office and University Technology Services, the tuition waiver approval and application process will now be entirely online. As part of this new procedure, there also will be some additional administrative changes. These changes will take effect beginning with the Summer Interterm registration, which begins on April 16.
IMPORTANT: There will be no changes to the benefits or process for your children utilizing the tuition waiver benefit.
Why are we changing the process?
These changes make the tuition waiver sign-up process easier for employees and supervisors. It also will increase operational efficiencies and help make federal reporting more accurate.
What is not changing?
What is changing?
Currently: You must request eligibility verification in writing, for yourself and/or your spouse/partner each term in order for the waiver to be applied.
New Procedure: The tuition waiver benefit will be available to you immediately upon meeting eligibility requirements. You will not need to request verification for yourself. You must request a waiver for your spouse/partner only once.
Currently: The waiver isn’t applied to a specific class.
New Procedure: Following registration, you will need to log into webCentral to formally accept the waiver benefit and designate what class you would like the waiver to cover. This will provide you with more control over how you utilize your benefit.
Currently: If you are taking a graduate-level course, you must complete a paper job relatedness form and submit it to your supervisor for approval. Once this has been completed, the form must be provided to Human Resources for processing.
New Procedure: As part of the online sign-up process, you will be prompted to identify courses that may be considered job related. The CRN and course description, along with your short explanation of job relatedness, will be send to your supervisor via workflow/email. Your supervisor will be able to review and approve the request through webCentral.
Currently: The policy allows for a set number of credit hours to be waived per term, based on your FTE status.
New Procedure: The year has been divided into periods, which have been grouped according to their approximate start dates. This will better reflect the varied course sessions on campus – such as semesters, quarters, interterms, etc. The total amount of credit you receive will remain unchanged. A chart detailing eligibility per period is available at http://www.du.edu/hr/benefits/tuition_waiver_benefit_overview.html
Learn more about the new tuition waiver process, including screenshots, at: http://www.du.edu/hr/benefits/how_the_program_works.html
Updated April 9, 2012