Share ideas for health plan improvements

By Staff

Do you have a great new idea to improve the health care benefits and/or services provided to our employees and their dependents? The University of Colorado Health And Welfare Plan (the Trust) is now accepting recommendations for the 2014 plan year.

Each year, the Trust solicits ideas from plan participants to enhance the value of our health plans, to incorporate services specific to the needs of our population, and to improve the health outcomes and patient experience of care. To share your idea, please prepare a one-page summary that includes information on the following:

  • What population does the idea potentially provide benefit (i.e., dependent children with asthma, adults with lower back pain, etc.)?
  • How does the idea improve the health care benefits, the care delivered, or enhance patient outcomes or experience?
  • How can improvements related to the idea be evaluated (i.e., what outcomes can be measured)?
  • Is the idea supported by medical evidence?

Ideas will be accepted from any employee Trust participant of the following communities: University of Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital and University Physicians Inc. People whose ideas are selected for the 2014 plan year – effective July 1, 2013 – will be acknowledged on the Trust website at: and receive a letter of appreciation. Your idea summary should be limited to one-page and be submitted by 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

Due to the rising cost of health care, ideas that are likely to be either cost neutral or result in cost saving on a per capita basis are desired. Recommendations requesting additional health insurance options (e.g., Cigna PPO) or solely addressing physician/provider reimbursement will not be considered. Also, proposals for the conduct of studies to assess future plan changes will not be accepted for the 2014 plan year.

Please submit ideas and/or questions by e-mail to: Ms. Gena Trujillo, Plan Administration, University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust, at