The Gold Plan is a comprehensive health insurance plan that provides coverage for services on campus through CU Boulder Medical Services as well as local and national coverage.
Eligible students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased.
Spouse and dependent coverage is not available on the Gold Plan.
Note: Enrolling in the Gold Plan for fall and spring semesters provides a full year of coverage. Spring coverage extends through August 17, 2019 regardless of whether the student graduates in May or takes summer classes.The premium will be included on your tuition bill each semester.
No copay or deductible for covered services provided by Medical Services including:
Note: CU Sports Medicine at the Champion Center is not part of CU Boulder Medical Services.
Please note: Students who require a higher level of care than we can provide will be referred to an outside provider and the deductible and coinsurance will apply.
A referral from a Medical Services provider is required for coverage off campus. Please contact Patient Services at 303-492-5107 before scheduling an appointment with a specialist and for information about exceptions to the referral requirement. This plan also includes international coverage.
The Gold Plan prescription benefits have changed. You will need to provide new insurance information to your pharmacy. Ameriben sent an email to all Gold-insured students in September, giving students access to their electronic insurance card. If you wish to obtain a paper card, please call Ameriben at 855-639-8676. A temporary insurance card is available online by phone or email at 303-492-5107/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certain medication can be dispensed in a 90-day supply through the Wardenburg Apothecary. Please be aware that a 90-day supply is not allowed at outside pharmacies without an over-ride.
If you have been using the specialty pharmacy to fill your prescriptions, this service will change. Please contact Ameriben directly at 855-480-4161 for instructions on how to obtain these specialty medications.
Gender Confirmation Surgery and Related Therapy Eligible Expenses include:
Students who would like to learn more about accessing their gender confirmation benefits can contact our Ameriben representative, Jennifer Barr, at 1-208-947-9519 or email@example.com.
The Patient Services department is also available to answer questions at 303-492-5107.
For more information, see transgender and gender affirming care at Medical Services.
Gold Plan students are entitled to one routine eye exam per policy year at no additional cost through College Optical in Boulder. This includes visual fields testing, glaucoma screening, refraction, and a dilated exam if needed.
Contact lens fittings, and medical eye care services are available at an additional fee to the patient. Eyeglass frame and lenses are offered at a discount to students with the CU Gold plan.
College Optical: 303-444-3092 | College Optical website
Gold Plan students are enrolled in the Aetna Vision Discount Program which provides discounts on glasses, contacts and LASIK with participating providers.
Gold Plan students are entitled to one dental exam, cleaning* and x-ray per policy year at no additional cost through PERFECT TEETH™.
PERFECT TEETH™ Locations:
*Cleaning will be done in the absence of periodontal disease.
Gold Plan students are entitled to receive additional dental services at the same discounted rates available through the PERFECT TEETH Dental Plan. These expenses are the patient’s responsibility.
For more information visit the PERFECT TEETH™ Dental Plan website
Limited benefits for these services are covered by the Gold Plan. Please provide your Gold Health Insurance Card to the dental provider for billing purposes.
Contact Patient Services at 303-492-5107 for questions relating to benefit limits and patient financial responsibility.