With the fast-approaching Affordable Care Act mandate that individuals purchase health care, the University of Colorado will allow employees who have waived university medical plans and do not have health insurance to enroll in university plans.
During Limited Enrollment, from 8 a.m. Nov. 11 to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, employees without insurance can enroll in CU medical plans. During next spring’s Open Enrollment, employees will be able to add dependents to their plans or add dental and vision plans. If employees waived CU Plans but have health care coverage, no action is needed.
“CU felt it was important to give employees without insurance the opportunity to enroll in our plans, instead of using the exchanges, where they wouldn’t qualify to receive subsidies,” said Michelle Martinez, Benefits Administration Director with Employee Services. “It was a way to show that CU cares about the health and wellness of its employees.”
Employees can choose from three plans:
- CU Health Plan - Exclusive
- CU Health Plan - Kaiser
- CU Health Plan - High Deductible
Enrolling is simple: Visit the Employee Services website (www.cu.edu/es) and click on the “CU Has You Covered” banner. From there, visitors can find all the necessary information to choose a medical plan, complete the Limited Enrollment Form and submit it to Employee Services by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
By Dec. 15, new enrollees will find their plan selection information in the employee portal under Payroll and Compensation - Benefits Summary. Medical coverage begins Jan. 1, 2014.
Benefit professionals are available to help employees via phone, 303-860-4200, option 3, toll-free at 855-216-7740, option 3, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By RyAnne Scott