You may be eligible for a range of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits. You must choose whether to enroll in or waive your offered benefits within 31 days of your hire date.

Some benefits will enroll you automatically if you take no action, so please review all your options. You can easily waive or enroll in your benefits by using the benefits enrollment tool in your employee portal.

As a new hire, your elections will remain effective for the remainder of the plan year (July 1– June 30).

Need help choosing your benefits? Visit the Payroll and Benefits Orientation pages to find videos, guides and other resources to guide your decisions. There are options for faculty and staffSpanish speakerspost-docs and Graduate Medical Education interns, residents and subspeciality fellows.

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Step 1: Log in to the employee 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 & Wellness tile

Once you have logged in to the portal, select the CU Resources tab. (If you do not see a CU Resources tab, it is your homepage.)

On your homepage, select the Benefits and Wellness tile.

Select Benefits Enrollment.

Step 3: Authenticate your identity

When you try to access a protected page in the portal's CU Resources area, a page like the one below will appear. You will be asked to authenticate your identity.

Authentication page

You will have authentication two options: Receive a phone call or receive a text message with a passcode. 

Option 1: Receive a phone call

From the Device drop-down menu, select the phone number where you wish to be contacted. Select a device
Click the Call Me button. Call me
Answer the call, then press any key on your phone to log in.

The protected page will open.

Answered. Press any key on your phone to log in.

Option 2: Receive a text message with a passcode

From the Device drop-down menu, select the phone number where you wish to be contacted. Select a device
Click the Enter a Passcode button.
Enter a passcode
A blue bar will appear on the screen. Press the Text me new codes button. 

Text me new codes
You’ll receive a text message from CU with a passcode.

Enter the passcode and press the Log In button. 

The protected page will open.

Log in

Step 3: Choose your plans

All benefits plans for which you are eligible will be listed. On each tile, click the Review link to see your options, enroll, change or waive benefits plans, and select a Primary Care Provider (PCP) when needed.

Each time you make a change, the Enrollment summary will update.

Step 4: Click the Submit Enrollment tile

Review the page and verify that you have made all of your benefits selections.

To complete your enrollment, click the blue Submit Enrollment tile in the bottom right corner of the page. 

Submit Enrollment

If your enrollment is successful, you will be brought to a summary page and a popup window alerting you that your enrollment was successful.

Click OK to view your enrollment submission summary, and click Print at the top right of the summary page to view a printable page format or Done when you're ready to return to your enrollment page.

Step 5: Verify your benefits enrollment

In the enrollment tool, your Enrollment Summary status will show as Submitted.

The next business day, you may review your selection through the portal's Benefits Summary. To view your new elections, enter the effective date of your benefits enrollment (the first of the following month, so if you submit your enrollment in July, for example, the effective date will be 8/1/2023) in the date field and press the Refresh button.

To access your Benefits Summary: Select the Benefits & Wellness tile on your homepage and then select Benefits Summary

If you do not take action within 31 days of your start date, you will be automatically enrolled in the following:

What happens if a faculty member, university staff, classified staff member, GME medical intern, resident or subspecialty fellow takes no action
Medical Plans Coverage Cost
CU Health Plan - High Deductible Employee Only $0/month
Dental Plans Coverage Cost
CU Health Plan  - Essential Dental Employee Only $0/month

CU's plans will act as your primary health coverage to any other health care plans you may already have. If you do not want this coverage, you must waive it (see Step 4).

Eligible employees will also be enrolled in a mandatory retirement plan. Please visit our retirement plan page for more information.