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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 

Legal Notices

Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice and Notice of Special Enrollment Rights / Spanish Version 

This notice contains important information including the following:

  • Details on your current prescription drug coverage provided through the DU health plan
  • Your options under Medicare's prescription drug coverage
  • Enrolling in Medicare
  • Late Enrollment and the Late Enrollment Penalty
  • Special Enrollment Period Exceptions to the Late Enrollment Penalty
  • Coordinating Other Coverage with Medicare Part D

Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) / Spanish Version 

If you or your children are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP and you're eligible for health coverage from your employer, your state may have a premium assistance program that can help pay for coverage, using funds from their Medicaid or CHIP programs. If you or your children aren't eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, you won't be eligible for these premium assistance programs but you may be able to buy individual insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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) / (Spanish Version)
  2. Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plan / (Spanish Version)
  3. Triple-Option Point-of-Service (POS) Plan / (Spanish Version)

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 at 303-871-7420 or 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
Retirement Plan

Provider: TIAA
Customer Service: 800-842-2252

The University offers a 403(b) retirement savings plan. View the retirement savings plan overview for general information. 

Register to enroll in a new retirement plan or login to view your account on the TIAA website set up exclusively for DU.  

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


Discount offers to various services and goods are available.  Please see the full list of discounts under additional benefits

Benefits FORMS

All Benefits forms are now located in PioneerWeb at: Employee Tab > My Resources > Benefits Information.

Benefits Events

July 3, 20, 30, and 31: TIAA Retirement Counseling Sessions 

TIAA Individual Retirement Consultants will be on the DU campus for 1-on-1 retirement counseling sessions to answer your questions about your account and our retirement plan. Click here to register for TIAA financial counseling.