Videos, sessions and more help CU employees navigate Open Enrollment

By Staff

CU’s 2014-15 Open Enrollment is underway, and Employee Services is giving you some tools to help you select your benefits plans for the coming plan year.

Orientation videos: Receive virtual training on your benefits with colorful, animated guidance by checking out CU’s Open Enrollment video guides. There are three videos—one for faculty, officers and university staff; one classified staff working 50 percent time or greater; and one for classified staff working less than 50 percent time.

Open Enrollment sessions and carrier fairs: If you’re looking for answers to your questions from the experts, come meet them at your campus’s Open Enrollment Session and Carrier Fair. The CU Employee Services benefits team will give you details about your medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance and cafeteria plans. Then, you can follow up with the plan carriers themselves—including representatives from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, Delta Dental, ASI and Standard Insurance Company.

OE website: This is your OE information clearinghouse. Use the OE website to:

  • Read about and compare plans, and plan rates.
  • See the calendar of Open Enrollment sessions and carrier fairs, and get directions to each.
  • Find instructions on how to choose and enroll in benefits plans through the CU employee portal.
  • Catch up on plan changes and news—including stories about new flexible spending cards, changes for classified staff working less than 50 percent time and what happens if you fail to waive or enroll by the May 16 deadline.

Benefits professionals: Employee Services’ benefits team is here to answer your Open Enrollment questions. Connect with a benefits professional at 303-860-4200, option 3, or send an email to