Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment 2023 runs from May 1 through May 15. This is the time for benefits-eligible employees to sign up for medical, dental, and vision insurance plans, or make changes in their coverage choices (such as switching medical plans, adding coverage, and setting up or changing flexible spending accounts). Before selecting benefits, view the Current Benefits Plans webpage for our most up to date plan information.

All enrollments and changes made during the Open Enrollment period become effective on July 1, 2023 and continue through June 30, 2024.

If you do not complete the enrollment process for the upcoming plan year, your current coverages (except flexible spending account elections, which require a new election every year) will carry over to the new plan year.

Employees are required to provide dependent verification documentation such as a marriage license for your spouse/partner and a birth certificate for your dependent children. Please follow this guide on how to upload your documents to MyDU.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact benefits@du.edu or call 303-871-7420.

Reasonable Accommodations and Assistance During Benefit Enrollment Period

If you need assistance navigating the system during the May 1 – May 15 Open Enrollment period, please email benefits@du.edu or call 303-871-7420. If you need a disability-related reasonable accommodation for that process, please contact the ADA Coordinator at 303-871-3941 or email ada.coordinator@du.edu.

Virtual Open Enrollment Meetings

We know Open Enrollment involves making important decisions that can raise many questions. To address these questions, we are hosting several virtual Open Enrollment meeting opportunities. 

Wednesday, April 26 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Monday, May 8 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Recorded Information Session and Presentation Deck

This video is an overview of all the benefits offered to you by the University. 

Benefits Fair

Our benefit plan vendors will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about our plans and programs. Chair massage therapists will be available on a first come, first serve basis from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nutrition Designed will provide healthy smoothie demonstrations and samples from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Community Commons, Room 1700
2055 E. Evans Avenues, Denver, CO 80208

Meet one-on-one about your benefits

During Open Enrollment, benefits specialists will be available to meet in person to answer your questions. You may drop by the Mary Reed Building, Room 403 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, May 1-15. No appointment needed. 

Connect with your Benefit Advocate Team

The Benefit Advocate Team provides support to you at no cost.  Get assistance with:

  • Explanation of benefits 
    Is it unclear to you what the insurance covered on a particular claim and what is your responsibility? 
  • Prescription challenges
    Is the pharmacy telling you that your medication is not covered or charging you full price? Do you need help with an authorization for a medication?
  • Benefits questions
    Are you unsure if the insurance company will pay for a certain procedure?
  •  Claim issues
    Did you receive a bill from a doctor but don't know why?
  • Difficult situations
    Are you having difficulty getting a referral? Has the insurance carrier denied a procedure and you want to appeal their decision?

You can contact an advocate by calling 833-355-8939 or emailing BAC.UNIVERSITYOFDENVERAdvocates@ajg.com, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Additional Resources: Videos

Review this four minute video to understand how to effectively navigate the Open Enrollment system.

Review this video to understand the benefits and differences between health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), limited purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA), and dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA).


 

Log in to MyDU to make your benefits selections during Open Enrollment!

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