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Benefits

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 [email protected] 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.

Health and Wellness News

Coronavirus Outbreak  

You are likely aware of an evolving outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China. There are cases reported in other parts of the world as well. Risk of contracting the novel coronavirus (2019-n-CoV) remains low.

There are no reported cases in Colorado. There are no reported cases at the University of Denver, but we have received many questions.

The University of Denver in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is monitoring the situation to ensure the health and safety of the University community. The University will provide updates as needed.

Many of the symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus mimic those of the common cold or the flu with cough, fever, and difficulty breathing.

To protect yourself and others, members of the campus community:

  • Are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention if they are experiencing fever, cough or having difficulty breathing.
  • Should not attend classes, work, or University events if they are ill. They should stay home except when seeking medical care and should avoid contact with others.
  • Should cover their mouths or noses with a tissue or their shirtsleeves – not their hands – when coughing or sneezing.
  • Should wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

For updates, click here.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

SupportLinc is the new EAP for faculty and staff effective July 1, 2019  

HRIC recognizes the stresses that come with balancing your work, family and personal life. To help you manage the daily challenges, DU is pleased to announce the SupportLinc employee assistance program (EAP), available beginning July 1 to all benefited employees.

SupportLinc offers several bilingual, confidential and professional support resources at no cost to you or your family, addressing a wide array of personal and work-related concerns, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Anger management
  • Work-related pressures
  • Stress 

SupportLinc also provides expert referrals for legal assistance, financial assistance and everyday family issues such as dependent care, auto repair, pet care and home improvement.

Other services include articles and tip sheets, search engines and directories for services, discount fitness center memberships, video counseling, online learning modules and a mobile app. Read more about SupportLinc's services here (Spanish).

Access SupportLinc services by visiting its website (username: universityofdenver) or by calling 1-888-881-LINC (5462).

Please note that as of July 1, EAP services previously provided by the Health and Counseling Center will no longer be available.

If you have questions at any time, email [email protected]

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
Website: https://my.kp.org/du

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 [email protected] 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
Website: www.deltadentalco.com 

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
Website: www.tiaa.org/du   

The University offers a 403(b) retirement savings plan. View the retirement savings plan overview for general information or for more detailed information, you may view the Plan document

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
Website: www.rockymountainreserve.com 

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.  

Cafeteria Plan
Cafeteria Plan Summary Plan Description

Discounts

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 Fresh Desk. You must login with your DU email and password. Forms can be found under Human Resources > Human Resources Forms. 

Benefits Events

February 5, 6, 18, and 19: 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.

March 5, 6, 17, and 18: 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.

March 24: Medicare 101 & KP Sr. Advantage Plan  

Benefited employees of any age can come to Medicare 101 & Kaiser Permanente Sr. Advantage Plan presented by Michelle Stoll from Kaiser Permanente. Michelle will focus on the basics of Medicare and how it works with the DU group Kaiser Permanente Sr. Advantage Plan options. For more information on DU Retiree Benefits and eligibility, please click here.

Date: March 24, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Anderson Academic Commons, Room 301

Register through PioneerWeb > Employee tab > Training section > Wellness.

You can get 100 wellness points if you attend this session or one of the other two information sessions: Social Security Benefits and TIAA Pre-Retirement Planning.

March 24: Social Security: Retirement, Spousal/Widows, Disability and Child Benefits, Education Session  

Josh Weller, a Public Affairs Specialist with the Denver Regional Communications Office of Social Security, will be providing information regarding what you need to know before and after filing to receive Social Security benefits. More specifically, he will be discussing information regarding: Retirement, Spousal and Widows benefits, Disability, Child benefits, Medicare and Social Security's online services. There will be an opportunity to have your questions answered after the presentation.

Date: March 24, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Anderson Academic Commons, Room 301

Register through PioneerWeb > Employee tab > Training section > Wellness.

You can get 100 wellness points if you attend this session or one of the other two information sessions: Medicare 101 & KP Sr. Advantage Plan and TIAA Pre-Retirement Planning.

March 25: Maximizing your DU Retirement Plan account at TIAA for income in retirement  

It's time to consider a little payback. You've made a lot of sacrifices in order to put away enough money to retire. When it's finally time, do you know how to get the money back? There are lots of considerations, rules and tax implications that make these decisions very important and more complex. Relax. We can help. TIAA's workshop leader will help simplify retirement income:

  • Learn the basic rules that govern the most common retirement accounts
  • Gain perspective on when to tap into different assets
  • Discover the flexible income choices TIAA offers

Date: March 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Anderson Academic Commons, Room 301

Register through PioneerWeb > Employee tab > Training section > Wellness.

You can get 100 wellness points if you attend this session or one of the other two information sessions: Medicare 101 & KP Sr. Advantage Plan and Social Security Benefits.