APPLICATION PERIOD FOR NEW HIRES AFTER MAY 1, 2017 to JUNE 30, 2017 | MAY 23 - JULY 31, 2017
The Medical Insurance Premium Supplement (also known as the "Supplement Program") has been approved to continue in the upcoming 2017-18 fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. 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 (spouse / same-gender domestic partners/children) and income (a copy of the 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 other household members over the age of 16.
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 appropriated by the legislature will vary from year to year.
The supplement application can be completed for new hires in May 2017 and June 2017 at:
Questions? Contact the State's Employee Benefits Unit - 303.866.3434 or 1.800.719.3434 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Supplemental Program FAQs
- Supplement Program Annual Household Income Eligibility Levels
- Supplement Program Minimum Qualifications
- Supplement Program Required Information and Documents