Before Open Enrollment ends at 5 p.m. Friday, CU faculty and staff still have the chance to enroll in, change or waive their benefits for the plan year beginning July 1. CU offers extensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance and spending/savings plans.
If benefits-eligible faculty and staff do not take action before the deadline, they will be automatically re-enrolled on July 1 in their current plans, with a few exceptions. See the auto-enrollment page for details. Employees who wish to keep their Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) or a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) must re-enroll.
Here are some of this year’s highlights:
- Plan rates will not increase for the 2018-19 plan year for faculty, staff and regular retirees.
- CU Health Plan – Exclusive’s members are no longer restricted to a regional network. The plan has moved to a statewide provider network.
- Emergency care increased to a $250 copay for the CU Health Plan’s Exclusive, Extended and Kaiser plans, but will be waived if admitted to the hospital.
- The out-of-pocket limits slightly increased to $7,350 for individuals and $14,700 for families for the CU Health Plan’s Exclusive, Extended and Kaiser plans. The High Deductible plan’s out-of-pocket limit remains the same.
Sign up for electronic notices
Each year, the university mails enrollees a large packet of legally required benefits notices to plan participants. Enrollees can opt in to receive electronic notices via email. Notices will be delivered to CU inboxes and stored in the portal for convenient future access – saving paper and reducing mailing costs.
Enrollees will continue to receive medical and dental plan cards and other items via mail. For example, all faculty and staff enrolled in Anthem-administered plans will receive new cards this year.