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Benefits Overview

The University of Denver provides a wide range of benefit choices. New employees are introduced to the benefit plan during New Hires: Orientation Part One, and are given a 30 day window for enrollment. Once each year, thereafter, the University sponsors an "open enrollment" period, which allows employees to make changes in existing coverage.

Benefit eligibility is based upon the position held, and may be attached to both full and part-time, qualifying positions. Follow the links below for additional information on DU's benefit choices. Send an email message to to ask a benefits question anytime!

The University of Denver strives to create an inclusive and welcoming community for all. We are committed to diversity and recognizing and valuing the rich views of our community members. The University is proud to offer health and wellness plans that are inclusive to all same-gender domestic partners of our benefited employees.

Benefits Rates and Guides

Benefits Plan information 

Medical Coverage

Provider: Kaiser Permanente
Member Service: 303-338-3800

The University offers three medical plan options through Kaiser Permanente:

  1. Health Savings Account (HSA)-Qualified High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
  2. Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plan
  3. Triple-Option Point-of-Service (POS) Plan

For general information on all three options, view the medical plan overview.  If you live and work outside of Kaiser in-service areas, please contact Shared Services for information on Out of Area PPO Plans. 

Get detailed information about the medical plan options on the Kaiser Permanente website set up exclusively for DU.

Dental Coverage 

Provider: Delta Dental of Colorado 
Member Service: 800-610-0201

The University offers three dental plan options through Delta Dental of Colorado:

  1. Delta Dental Base PPO Plan / Spanish Version
  2. Delta Dental Enhanced PPO Plan / Spanish Version
  3. Delta Dental Patient Direct Discount Program

You must select a dentist from the Patient Direct Provider Directory for the Patient Direct Discount Program.  Visit Delta Dental's website to find providers for Delta Dental Base and Enhanced plans.   

For general information on all three options, view the dental plan overview.  

Basic Life and AD&D Insurance - Hartford
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and COBRA

Provider: Rocky Mountain Reserve 
FSA Member Service: 888-722-1223

The University offers three flexible spending account (FSA) options through Rocky Mountain Reserve:

  1. Health Care FSA
  2. Limited Purpose Health Care FSA
  3. Dependent Care FSA

New to the health care FSA and limited purpose FSA is the rollover feature. Employees may rollover $500 at the end of the plan year to use in future years. View the FAQ for more information on the rollover feature.

For general information on all three options, view the FSA overview.  For a list of eligible expenses, visit RMR's website "What's Covered." 


Rocky Mountain Reserve administers COBRA for the University.  

FY14 COBRA - Rocky Mountain Reserve
Cafeteria Plan
Cafeteria Plan Summary Plan Description

Benefits FORMS

Flexible Spending Forms

Rocky Mountain Reserve

Access the claim form online.