This section spotlights up-to-date information of events, developments, and updates of Human Resources and its support of the University community.
Benefitted Faculty and Staff Members:
Benefits plan rates for the 2016-2017 plan year are here. As you review the rates, please keep in mind that while the cost for all health care plans will increase effective with the new plan year on July 1, 2016, the University has worked hard to ensure that the percentage of costs paid by employees is consistent with prior years. This means that while costs are up for both employees and the University, we took care to ensure employee costs toward the plans remain affordable and our employer-sponsored plan remains financially sustainable.
You’ll note on the rate sheet two sets of costs for each offered health care plan. The top chart shows rates if you participate in the Wellness Incentive Program and earn the 2016-2017 health care premium discount. DU offers a significant premium credit–$325 annually for employee-only and employee+children coverage, $650 annually for employee+spouse/partner and employee+family coverage–when you (and your covered spouse/partner) complete the Wellness Incentive Program.
All employees currently on a DU-sponsored health plan are required to reach the gold level (5000 points) by May 15, 2016 to earn the 2016 – 2017 Plan year premium incentive. New opportunities open each month on the portal to help you reach your goals and ensure you will have no trouble reaching the point thresholds. If your spouse/partner is covered on your plan, you must both participate in the program to receive the premium incentive. That means that your spouse/partner also needs to create an account on the portal and reach the gold level by May 15, 2016 to earn the incentive for the plan year effective July 1, 2016.
For those of you at the Bronze level currently earning the premium discount, you’ll continue to receive your discount through June 2016, the end of the current plan year.
If you are a new employee on a DU-sponsored health plan you (and your spouse/partner, if covered on your plan) are granted 60 days from the start of your health plan to complete the Total Health Assessment (online) and a biometric screening to receive the insurance premium incentive.
We will be sharing more information about the 2016-2017 benefits plan leading up to open enrollment, which runs May 1-15, 2016. Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2016 Benefits Fair, Wednesday, May 4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., on the Ritchie Center Concourse.How to Guide: Document with helpful tips to maneuver through the online system.
Benefits Info (FY17) July 1, 2016 -- June 30, 2017
2015 Years of Service
On behalf of the entire University community, we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of the University's faculty and staff members for their hard work, creativity, service, and dedication that together, we make DU a great institution!
Please visit here to access the 2015 Years of Service Booklet.
As an employer, the University of Denver is in line with the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage legal in all states. The University has for many years provided same-sex partner benefits in keeping with our commitment to an inclusive and welcoming community for all. One change that might be in order for same-sex partners is to review tax withholding; here's more information.
If you have any questions, please email PerformanceManagement@du.edu.