2019 Open Enrollment
This year’s enrollment is passive.
If you choose not to participate in this year's open enrollment, you will continue to be enrolled in your previous plans with the exception of flexible spending accounts (FSA). You must actively enroll in an FSA before open enrollment ends on May 13, 2019.
Open enrollment will begin on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 and will end Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:59 p.m. The application period for the Medical Supplement Program will begin on the first day of open enrollment and will end Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
The Supplement Program is a subsidy provided by the State of Colorado to assist qualified low-income state employees and their children with the cost of their medical premium. Even if you received the supplement for the previous year, you still have to apply every year and provide documentation verifying dependents and income. For more information on the Medical Supplement Program, visit Colorado.gov/dhr/supplement-program.
Watch the Open Enrollment Video
Download the FY 2019-20 Employee Benefits Guide
Download the Benefits Guide PDF
How Do I Enroll?
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Enter your username and password. If you are a first-time user, click Register.
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Click Start Here and follow instructions to enroll in your benefits.
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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 Agree
Review, edit, and agree with your personal information, elections, dependents, and total cost.
Once you have reviewed your elections and agree that 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 page for future reference.
PLEASE NOTE: Printing your confirmation is your only way to confirm your benefits. It is very important that you print and keep your confirmation until you are able to compare your elections to the deductions that appear on your July paycheck.
2019 Plan Information
- Plan Cost Comparison (All four plan types)
- Kaiser Permanente
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 and open a Health Savings Account (HSA) when electing a high deductible health plan (HDHP) for FY 2019-20. Note: The State of Colorado offers a monthly employer contribution of $60 (up to $720 annually) to your HSA when you open an account through Optum Bank.
- Contribute to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Note: If you have a Healthcare FSA, you can carry over up to $500 to the following plan year. Any unclaimed funds remaining after the deadline of October 15, 2019 are forfeited. FSA plans fall under the "use it or lose it" rule, so it's important to plan carefully. There is no carry over for the Dependent Care FSA.
- 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 2018-19 benefits elections will roll over to FY 2019-20 (July 1, 2019 – June, 30, 2020).
- Flexible spending accounts: If you opened an FSA account during Open Enrollment for FY 2018-19, you must re-enroll in the account to reactivate it.
- 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 the HSA option and open an account with Optum Bank.
After May 13, 2019, 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.
If you need additional assistance, please contact your department's benefits administrator . We look forward to helping you!
For additional assistance, please contact the State of Colorado Employee Benefits Unit.
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