Supplement Program - Amounts
Supplement Program Application Period will be open from April 23, 2013 through May 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. MDT. Questions? Contact the Employee Benefits Team for the State - 303.866.3434 / 1.800.719.3434 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 23 - May 24, 2013- Application period for the FY 2013-14 Supplement Program. To be elgible for the FY 2013-14 Supplement Program, employees MUST apply, even if they have applied in past years. The FY 2013-14 plan year runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
How is the money for the supplement distributed among qualified applicants?
Not everyone who meets the minimum qualifications receives the supplement, as the money is awarded based upon demonstrated need, according to the statute that governs this program. Applicants awarded the supplement should not expect the supplement to completely cover all of their medical insurance premiums as it will depend on available funds.
Qualified applicants are divided into three levels.
Level A - Annual household income at or under 200% (2x) of the Federal Poverty Level
Level B - Annual household income at or between 201% and 250% (2.5x) of the Federal Poverty Level
Level C - Annual household income at or between 251% and 300% (3x) of the Federal Poverty Level
2012 Annual Income Levels for Supplement Program - for the FY 2013-14 program
The money is distributed first to Level A applicants. Money cannot be distributed to Level B applicants until 100% of the medical insurance premiums for all applicants in Level A can be paid by the supplement. Money cannot be distributed to Level C applicants until 100% of the medical premiums of Level B can be paid.
How much of a supplement do individuals receive?
Each year the amount of a supplement for individuals is unknown, as that amount depends on the total number of approved applicants and the total dollars allocated to the program each year. The more approved applicants there are, the smaller the supplement for each individual.
Employees with questions should contact their agency benefits or human resources (HR) offices.
It is unlawful for any person to knowingly and intentionally provide false, incomplete, or misleading facts or information for any benefits enrollment or application process, affidavit, or other document or process for the purpose of defrauding or attempting to defraud the State of Colorado with regards to the application for benefits, benefits premiums or claim for benefits. Penalties may include imprisonment, fines, denial of enrollment in any or all of the state's group benefit plans, civil damages, termination of enrollment in any or all of the state's benefit plans, or as provided in regulations, statutes, and written directives.
More Benefits Information
HealthLine - The Employee Benefits Newsletter
Enroll/Change Your Benefits - link to State's online Benefits Administration System (BAS)
Your department's HR/Benefits personnel
Instructions for Online Enrollment What do "Pre-tax" and "After-tax" mean?
Glossary of Insurance Terms
Salary Reduction Plan
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