About the Human Resources Request For Proposal (RFP)

Thank you for providing candid feedback on the benefits survey issued by Human Resources & Inclusive Community in the fall of 2020. As a result of the feedback provided and with our organizational responsibility to look at the market every few years, DU released a Request For Proposal (RFP) for medical carriers in January. To help answer questions employees have as well as illustrate the path forward, this website has been established as a collection point for information.

Healthcare RFP Updates

RFP Review and Evaluation Committee

In mid-March, an RFP Review and Evaluation Committee was seated to review and assess the three finalists. After a careful analysis of the proposals, a majority were favorably impressed by CIGNA's offerings. While committee members debated a number of views, committee leads ultimately put forward a recommendation to go with CIGNA. In the end, senior leaders made the decision to switch to CIGNA as the healthcare provider for benefited employees.

  • Joe Benson, Associate Provost, Budget & Analysis
  • Leslie Brunelli, Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs
  • Garret Glass, Staff Advisory Council President and Assistant Director of Production, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
  • Linda Kosten, Vice Provost, Budget & Administration
  • Michael LaFarr, Executive Director, Health and Counseling Center
  • Jerron Lowe, Interim Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
  • Leandra Martinez, Assistant Controller
  • Lloyd Moore, Benefits Director
  • Shaunda Norman, Director of HR Services
  • Sarah Pessin, Faculty Senate President and Professor, Department of Philosophy
  • Two Gallagher representatives