Welcome to the University of Colorado! As a new employee, 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 page to find videos, guides and other resources to guide your decisions.
Step 1: Log in to the employee portal.
Access your campus portal at my.cu.edu, 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.
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.|
|Click the Call Me button.|
|Answer the call, then press any key on your phone to log in.
The protected page will open.
Step 4: Follow the steps on the activity guide
Note: You'll need to read and accept the Acknowledgement before you can begin selecting your benefits.
Step 5: 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.
Step 6: Click the Submit Enrollment and Done buttons
Review the page and verify that you have made all of your benefits selections.
To complete your enrollment, click the green Submit Enrollment button in the upper right corner of the page.
A message will appear that all benefit choices have been successfully submitted to the Employee Services benefits department. Press Done or View to finalize your enrollment.
Step 7: Verify your benefits enrollment
Once you submit your enrollment, you'll receive an email confirmation. In the enrollment tool, your Enrollment Summary status will show as Submitted.
You may review your selection through the portal's Benefits Summary the next business day. To view your new elections, enter the effective date of your benefits enrollment (ex. 2/1/2020) 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:
|CU Health Plan - High Deductible||Employee Only||$0/month|
|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.