2018 Open Enrollment

Commit to health, April 24 to May 14, 2018 open Enrollment. Click to learn or enroll

This year's enrollment is passive. 

If you don't make any changes during open enrollment, your FY 2017-18 benefits elections will roll over to FY 2018-19 - except for your participation in a flexible spending account (FSA). You must enroll in a FSA before open ends on Monday, May 14, 2018.

Open enrollment will begin on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 and will end Monday, May 14, 2018. 

Watch the Open Enrollment video

For closed captions, please access the video at this link.

View and Download the 2018 Employee Benefits Guide

How Do I Enroll?

Get Started at Benefitsolver.com

Enter your username and password. If you are a first-time user, click Register.

The Company Key is soc (case sensitive).

Begin Enrollment

Click Start Here and follow instructions to enroll in your benefits.

Wondering What Something Means?

View the online glossary by clicking Reference Center in the header.

Need Help with your Benefit Choices?

Click Begin MyChoice to answer a few questions and get customized recommendations based on those answers.

If you already know what benefits you want, click No Thanks, I Know What I Want.

Review Your Elections and Approve

Review, edit, and approve your personal information, elections, dependents, and total cost.


Once you have reviewed your elections and they are accurate, click Approve.

Confirm your Choices

Your enrollment isn't complete until you confirm your benefit elections.


Print your election information and confirmation number for future reference.


2018 Plan Information


Your Options during Open Enrollment:  

  • Enroll, re-enroll, change or drop health and dental insurance.  

  • Update health and dental insurance coverage to add a dependent. 

  • Enroll in a Health Savings Account (HSA) if electing a HDHP for FY 2018-19. Note: The State of Colorado offers a monthly employer contribution of $60 for eligible employee’s HSA at Optum Bank. 

  • Contribute to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Note: FY 2017-18 FSA elections do not carry over to FY 2018-19. 

  • Elect Long Term Disability Insurance (requires evidence of insurability). 

  • Elect or increase optional Life Insurance coverage (requires evidence of insurability).

What do I have to lose by not participating? 

  • If you do not make changes to your current State of Colorado benefits, you will keep your current elections. This means that your FY 2017-18 benefits elections will roll over to FY 2018-19 (July 1, 2018 – June, 30, 2019). 

  • Flexible spending accounts: If you opened a FSA accounts during Open Enrolment for FY 2017-18, you must re-enroll in each account to reactivate them.

  • Health savings account:  If you enroll in a high deductible health plan this year and want to take advantage of the $60 monthly State employer contribution, you must elect to enroll in a HSA account with Optum bank in benefitsolver.com  

After May 14, 2018, you can’t make any changes to your benefits until next year.
Unless you have what’s called a qualifying life event, like marriage, birth, or adoption. That’s why it’s so important that you act quickly before you miss your chance. 

Our approach to benefits 

Provide cost-effective, high quality health care options 
One of the State of Colorado’s goals is to provide employees with a strong benefits package that helps you make the most of your health and wellness. We remain committed to providing you with cost-effective, high-quality health care. The FY 2018-19 Employee Benefits Guide will provide you with an overview of your benefits plan options for the upcoming fiscal year, beginning on July 1, 2018. 

Help employees take steps to help manage health care costs 
The State is taking steps to help you manage or offset your health costs— such as offering the Employee Wellness Program’s monthly premium discount incentive, the Medical Supplement Discount Program for qualified employees, and providing new options like Paladina Health, a new primary care option for UnitedHealthcare members that offers most services with no co-pays or co-insurance. And there are steps you can take to help reduce the health care costs you pay, such as enrolling in a tax-advantaged, State administered Flexible Spending Account or a personal Health Savings Account, at a bank of your choice. However, if you would like to receive the $60 monthly employer contribution, you must open your HSA through Optum Bank. 

Help employees better understand and access benefits and programs 
We recognize the importance of helping you better understand and access your benefits. That’s why we are asking you to join us by making a personal commitment to your health. It starts with enrolling in benefits plans that best meet your needs and those of your family, and it continues year-round by taking advantage of free preventive services and the State’s great wellness opportunities. 

If you need additional assistance, please contact your department benefits administrator.
We look forward to helping you! For a list of agency phone number, please click here. 

For additional assistance, please contact the State of Colorado Employee Benefits Unit. 
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST
Toll-Free Number: 800-719-3434
Local Number: 303-866-3434