I am a Surviving Spouse

CU provides benefits for surviving spouses and dependent children of faculty and university staff who participated in the university's Optional Retirement Plan. Surviving spouses include civil union and same sex domestic partners.

Eligible surviving spouses and dependent children have a one-time option to continue medical and dental insurance coverage if enrolled in a university plan at the time of the employee's or retiree's death. Surviving spouses of PERA members should contact PERA to discuss their surviving dependent options.

Surviving spouses can explore tailored information about benefits, retirement plans, leave, taxes and an array of services below.


  • Benefits
    Providing staff with excellent health benefits, a variety of retirement plans, life and disability insurance.
  • Resources
    Vacation, sick leave, holidays, family medical leave, disability, policy statements.
  • Taxes
    General information, forms, and policies related to taxes.
  • FAQ's
    Frequently asked questions