New Employees - Benefits Information
Use the navigation on the left to research your employee benefits - for example, click on "Medical Insurance" to learn about your options. The links below provide resources to help choose and understand your benefits.
Important Information - Benefits DEADLINES for New Employees
Resources & Tools
Enroll / Change Your Benefits - link to State's online Benefits Administration System (BAS)
Your department's HR/Benefits personnel - for benefits questions
HealthLine - the Employee Benefits newsletter
Colorado PERA - The Public Employee's Retirment Association manages the basic retirement plans (Defined Benefit or Defined Contribution) and the supplemental retirement options (401k and 457 plans). 303.832.9550 / 1.800.759.PERA
Required Documentation for Dependents Covered Under Medical / Dental / Life - Must be provided for legal spouse, common-law spouse, same-gender domestic partner, and dependent children.
Instructions for Online Enrollment
What do "Pre-tax" and "After tax" mean?
Glossary of Insurance Terms
Salary Reduction Plan
Optional Life Insurance & Guarantee Issue
At the time of new employee enrollment in benefits, employees and their spouses / same-gender domestic partners (SGDPs) are eligible for guarantee issue amounts of optional life insurance. This means the employee, spouse/SGDP does not need to prove good health by providing evidence of insurability (EOI), also called a medical history statement. Employees are eligible for up to $100,000 of coverage of optional life; spouses / SGDPs are eligible up to $30,000 of coverage. Optional life insurance is in addition to the State-paid $50,000 of basic life coverage for employees.
For more information about Benefits contact the DPA Benefits Unit.
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