Supplement Program

APPLICATION PERIOD FOR NEW HIRES AFTER MAY 1, 2018 TO JUNE 30, 2018 | MAY 23, 2018 – JULY 31, 2018

The Medical Insurance Premium Supplement (also known as the "Supplement Program") has been approved to continue in the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.  To be considered for the program, employees must apply even if they have applied in previous years. 

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.  Employees and their children must either enroll or be willing to enroll in one of the state's medical insurance options during the annual open enrollment, or the special enrollment held after qualified applicants have been determined.

As the program is need-based, employees who apply must submit documentation to verify dependents and income (a copy of the first page of your previous year's federal tax return). Since the income eligibility requirements are based on the entire household, the previous year's tax return(s) must also be provided for the income of all wage earners in your household. 

Because the program must be funded each year by the legislature, there is no guarantee the program will continue from year to year. In addition, the amount of money for the program allocated by the legislature will vary from year to year.

The supplement application can be completed for new hires in May 2018 - June 2018 at:

https://idsonline.colorado.gov/dpa/dhr/medicalsupplement

You may submit the paper application to state_benefits@state.co.us by 5/21/2018.

Questions?  Contact the State's Employee Benefits Unit - 303.866.3434 or 1.800.719.3434  or email: state_benefits@state.co.us 

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