Benefits at the University of Colorado

The University of Colorado offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, retirement savings and wellness programs.

To find your benefits package, select your employment status:

If you need personal assistance, call 303-860-4200, or toll-free at 855-216-7740 (option 3) for questions, or to schedule an appointment.

Check your benefits eligibility:

Employee Eligibility

Download the benefits eligibility matrix to learn if your job type and code entitle you to medical, dental, life insurance, disability, retirement and other benefits. 

Dependent Eligibility

When enrolling your dependents for benefit coverage, you MUST submit documentation of eligibility for each dependent with your Benefits Enrollment/Change Form.

If you do not provide the necessary documentation to verify eligibility for each dependent's coverage, your unverified dependents will not be enrolled in your benefit plans.

Learn if your dependents are eligible for coverage and the required documentation:

University Plans' Definitions & Required Documents
—for faculty, university staff or classified staff with appointments of 50 percent or greater
State Plans' Definitions & Required Documents
—for classified staff with appointments of less than 50 percent

Individuals who are NOT eligible for university benefits include, but are not limited to, the employee's or spouse's/same-gender domestic partner's:

  • parents, grandparents and great-grandparents
  • siblings, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins
  • grandchildren, and great-grandchildren
  • ex-spouses
  • renters, boarders, tenants, and employees
  • any other individuals not listed in the eligible dependents definitions