Small plan changes could have big impacts this Open Enrollment

By Staff

Later this month, when CU opens your three-week window to enroll in 2014-15 benefits plans, it will introduce several small changes that could have a huge impact on your final decisions.

Running from 8 a.m. Monday, April 28, through 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, CU’s 2014-15 Open Enrollment period is your opportunity to review your medical, dental, vision, life and disability plan options, and select the ones that are best for your lifestyle.

CU’s Employee Services department will make that process easier for you with a set of on-campus/in-office Open Enrollment sessions and plan carrier fairs, May 6-13. By attending these events, you can meet face-to-face with the professionals who can answer your questions.

Among the changes this Open Enrollment:

  • Classified staff members who work less than 50 percent time will be eligible to enroll in CU Health plans; state of Colorado plans are no longer available.
  • Anyone who selects CU Health Plan – Exclusive will be responsible for a $150 copay for each emergency room visit.
  • On July 1, the CU Health Plan will launch a new childhood wellness program for children ages 5-11 whom the plan covers.
  • Employees who open flexible spending accounts through CU partner ASI will be issued ASI Flex debit cards to pay for eligible medical expenses.

Visit the Open Enrollment website at for the latest updates as they become available.