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Healthcare Reform Update

In January of this year, Human Resources conducted several Health Care Reform educational sessions in an effort to provide accurate information about the legislation and the University's intent to maintain an employer sponsored health plan.

Beginning January 1, 2014, the health reform law requires most individuals have health insurance or risk paying a penalty. You may have seen advertisements about options that will be available to you through the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange, known as Connect for Health Colorado beginning in 2014. As your employer, the University cares about your health and well-being. And, although we cannot make health care coverage decisions for you and your family, we want to continue to provide information to help educate you about what will be available, your choices, options and how the health care reform law affects you.

The University will continue to offer its employer-sponsored healthcare plans to eligible employees and dependents.

We recently provided a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC), which enables you to compare important information about the University's health coverage options in a standard format. The SBC's for all plans are available for review on the benefits page.

We also assembled FAQ's from the Health Care Reform Educational Sessions held in January (see Healthcare Reform Highlights link below).  You may also contact Human Resources with questions at


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Articles & Relevant Sites

Kaiser Family Foundation

Connect for Health Colorado

Federal Government Health Reform Site

The White House Blog