Benefits Enrollment Tool: Step-by-step instructions

CU is urging you to go green this spring by using its online tool to enroll or re-enroll in your benefits plans during Open Enrollment, Monday, April 27 – Monday, May 11.

To take advantage of the benefits enrollment tool:

Step 1: Log in to the portal.

Access your campus portal at, select your campus, and enter your username and password. You may also find campus-specific assistance with your user ID and password..

Step 2: Find the Benefits Enrollment link in the menu.

Once you have logged in to the portal, select the CU Resources tab. (This step is unnecessary for CU System Administration employees.) Click "Payroll and Compensation," then "Benefits Enrollment."

Step 3: Click 'Select' to begin.

Step 4: Choose your plans.

All benefits plans for which you are eligible will be listed. Click "Edit" to enroll or change benefits plans.

If you'd like to waive your CU health benefits, you must select one of the options below to specify whether you have coverage elsewhere. (This is a requirement of the Affordable Care Act.)

Step 5: Click the 'Submit' button.

After you have made all of your elections, make sure to click "Submit" to complete your enrollment.

Step 6: Review your benefits

Once you submit your enrollment, you may review your selections through the portal's Benefits Summary. It's located directly above the Benefits Enrollment link. To view your new elections, enter the effective date of your benefits enrollment in the date field and press the "Go" button.

Not 100 percent comfortable with the selections you made? You can change your benefits elections as many times as you like up until 5 p.m. (MDT) on Monday, May 11, when Open Enrollment closes. This gives you plenty of time to attend an Open Enrollment session, where you can meet with CU benefits counselors and plan vendors to get all your questions answered.

Learn more about Open Enrollment—including plan changes and auto-enrollment.

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